Maruti Suzuki Celerio Overview & First Drive

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Overview

The Celerio might be just another hatchback from the Maruti portfolio for many. However, for the Indo-Japanese auto giant, the hatch has been a potent tool to test uncharted territories. The Celerio was hand picked to feature two crucial firsts for Maruti. The Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) and Maruti’s first indigenously developed diesel motor, the DDiS 125; both first featured on the Celerio before making its way to other hatchbacks. What does the Celerio bring to the table? Let’s find out.

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The Celerio is a neutral car, that won’t offend you nor please. It will go about its work in a manner that will ensure peace of mind. Couple that with Maruti’s fantastic service support network, and you have a near perfect ownership experience.Yes, it does have few issues like the inconsistent quality, lethargic diesel engine and doesn’t have all the features that some of its competition boast of. But, as a city commuter, the Celerio – especially in its petrol powered avatar will not disappoint.View offers on Maruti Cars from Maruti dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop.

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Style

The latest product from Maruti is in a completely different territory as compared to its predecessors A-star and Estilo. Based on the A-Wind concept, which was displayed at the Thailand Motor Show, the hatch gets an eye-catching design. Overall, the Celerio has a tall boy design, which helps in easy ingress and egress.

The front of the car is dressed up with flowing back-shaped headlamp cluster, a large headlight unit with separate barrels for the parking light. The headlights come up with good luminance. The larger air dam with horizontal bars merges with the grill. The curvy front facade flaunts two chrome strips running along the grill decently.

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Space

Maruti Celerio gets a dual tone interior design with Indian favourite beige being one of the shades. Inside the vehicle gets characteristic Suzuki traits and parts that can be found on the other models of the Japanese carmaker. The large 2425mm wheelbase offers spacious cabin with extra headroom, legroom and shoulder room. Moreover, passengers get 15 smart utility spaces for putting small bags like bottles, magazines, phones and others.

When compared to A-Star and Estilo, this hatchback offer more upmarket and better quality interiors. The seats have better cushioning and offers comfortable seating to passengers. The rear seats come with the option of 60:40 split flexibility to increase luggage capacity. That is what we call XpanDesign. The flowing curves of the dashboard and the way it merges with the rest of the interiors give the cabin a premium feel. All of it comes together to create a space thats perfect for you and your family to settle into and enjoy the drive.

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Engine

A 1.0-litre petrol engine will continue to be offered in the New Maruti Celerio 2017. This engine will churn out about 64bhp of power and 90Nm of torque. It will come mated to a five-speed manual transmission. There will also be an AMT option. There will be no change in the engine, as this engine has good performance and also is fuel efficient. The Celerio will also be offered with a 1.0-litre CNG option that will churn about 57bhp of power and it will come with a five-speed manual transmission as well. The 800cc diesel engine which was present earlier will not be offered on the New Maruti Celerio 2017. Due to low demand for diesel, Maruti has discontinued the diesel engine on the Celerio. It also was slightly expensive. For Maruti Suzuki Celerio check industrynewswire.in 

Maruti Celerio delivers an impressive mileage of 23.1 kmpl, which is certainly commendable given the market it takes on. Such fuel-efficient hatch is definitely going to be a hit among the Indian buyers. In terms of economy, it is the Celerio that stretches each litre of petrol to the furthest. The new automatic hatch is more fuel efficient with an increase of over 5 percent of the total fuel efficiency than its regular manual version. With this, Maruti brings an amazing hatch, which is going to show tough times to other brands in the segment.

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Driving

Like most Marutis, the suspension is on the softer side in the Celerio. This lets it absorb the bumps and undulations on the road fairly easily. However, drive over the bigger and badder potholes, and the thuds will be transferred to the cabin. The steering is nice and light and weighs up well as the speeds progress.

You shouldn’t be cornering hard in the Celerio, but if you insist on doing it, it does fairly well. There is a hint of unavoidable body roll owing to its height, but other than that – it does feel composed. High speed stability is confidence inspiring upto 120km/h, post which the car will feel twitchy. Stopping power comes from a pair of ventilated disc brakes in the front and drum brakes at the back. Braking is standard fart – the car comes to a halt cleanly in a straight line without squiggling about too much.

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Safety

The hatch comes clubbed with the EZ Drive in it, which makes driving the vehicle easy. The EZ technology in the car assures a ride that is hassle free, especially while riding in heavy traffic conditions. The braking system comprises of front and rear drum brakes, which enables immediate braking action. Maruti Celerio is much more safer than the existing A-Star, as the car is bigger in size. The tall boy design gives high driving position, which helps in better upright view of the road. The electronic power steering helps in easy manoeuvering of the vehicle with shorter turning radius. High strength steel side impact beams ensure protection at the doors in case of any side impact. The top-of-the=-line variant boosts dual airbags – one for the driver and the other for the co-passenger.

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Cost in Hyderabad

Maruti Suzuki Celerio On-Road Price in Hyderabad ranges from 4,89,897 to 6,26,442 for variants Celerio LXI and Celerio ZXI AMT Optional respectively. Maruti Suzuki Celerio is available in 12 variants and 6 colours. Below are details of Maruti Suzuki Celerio variants price in Hyderabad. Check for Celerio price in Hyderabad at Carzprice.

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Conclusion

The Celerio is very a good option if you want to buy a practical hatchback, but something that is more modern and stylish than the Wagon R. The Celerio is also big on interior space and that has been ones of its USPs.Maruti Celerio is a welcome break from the mundane and offers a very practical automatic gear-shifting option in the budget segment. It isn’t an automatic in the true sense but offers similar levels of convenience.

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