Maruti Suzuki Celerio Review & Test Drive
Maruti Celerio Overview
Maruti Celerio hatchback was launched back in the year 2014 and since its inception, it has played a very important role in strengthening the company’s position in the entry-level hatchback segment. Maruti Celerio was the first ever car to be offered with auto gearshift in the country and for that reason, it has managed to sell over 3 lakh units of the product till date. Recently, the car received its mid-life update in the year 2017. The new Celerio has been updated inside as well as outside with no mechanical changes. Celerio is designed mainly for the city life while it makes the perfect choice for the budget oriented and environmentally aware customers. View offers on Maruti Cars from Maruti dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop
Maruti 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 Celerio Space
The interiors of the Maruti Suzuki Celerio come in a combination of black and beige on the dashboard, door panels and a two-tone fabric for the seats. The upper section of the dashboard, that houses a 2-DIN infotainment system has Bluetooth streaming and connectivity as well as steering mounted controls for the audio and phone. Although, phone controls are placed unconventionally, which takes sometime to get used to. The centre console also houses the AC controls and has cubby holes to store smaller objects. That said, cabin space could have been better and feels cramped with four to five adults seated. Ingress and egress can be difficult due to the low-height. The Maruti Suzuki Celerio has a boot space of 265 litres, whci is acceptable by segment standards.
Maruti Celerio Engine
The Maruti Suzuki Celerio comes with two engine options, a 998cc 3-cylinder K10B petrol and a 796cc 2-cylinder DDIS125 diesel engine. The petrol unit generates 67hp max power at 6,000 rpm and 90Nm peak torque at 3,500 rpm and the diesel produces 47hp and 125Nm. While the petrol engine is relatively silent, the diesel has a considerable clatter, especially under acceleration.The Maruti Suzuki Celerio offers two gearbox options The petrol variants have the option of an AMT or Auto Gear Shift (AGS) along with the 5-speed manual while the diesel has a 5-speed manual transmisson only. Gear changes on both units are seamless and are complimented well by a light clutch.For more info on Maruti Suzuki Celerio visit getreadyoregon.org
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 Celerio Driving
The Maruti Suzuki Celerio has only one engine option – a 998 cc, 3-cylinder petrol engine that puts out a modest power of 67 bhp. The power output might sound underwhelming but it is more than sufficient for city commutes and daily drives, essentially the type of driving that this car is designed for. Maruti Suzuki has taken the old K10 engine out of the Alto and made a whole bunch of modifications to it. The resultant of all that work is the K10B engine and it is a significant improvement over its predecessor.
This engine has good power and is reasonably silent at the lower end of the rev range, but at higher revs, it does get rather loud. The aspect of the car with the highest amount of hype surrounding it is the new 5-speed automated manual transmission, which Maruti Suzuki refers to as “EZ Drive.” This gearbox can be thought of as a regular automatic gearbox, in the sense that there is no clutch pedal and the selector lever looks very similar to a conventional automatic transmission; however, it differs because it uses electronically-controlled hydraulic actuators to shift up and down through gears. This provides for effortless driving and no matter how jammed up the roads are, you can navigate through them like a breeze.
Maruti Celerio Safety
The Maruti Suzuki Celerio has added safety features that are not available in some other models in the A-segment hatchbacks. Most variants of the small car have optional additions of ABS and dual front airbags that add to the safety quotient along with crumple zones and impact absorbing beams.The car’s brake pedal possesses a sharp bite that comes from the ventilated disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the back. The vehicle comes to halt cleanly without waves and twisting much. The safety feature list includes driver side airbag and seat belt warning as standard across the range while front passenger side airbag and ABS are optional across the variants. The carmaker has also updated the vehicle to meet the Indian safety regulations in term of pedestrian safety and side impact regulations.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio Ex-Showroom Price in Hyderabad ranges from 4,32,419/- (Celerio LXI) to 5,52,141/- (Celerio ZXI AMT Optional). Get best offers for Maruti Suzuki Celerio from Maruti Suzuki Dealers in Hyderabad. Check for Celerio price in Hyderabad at Carzprice
Maruti Celerio Conclusion
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.Maruti Celerio is available in three variants LXI, VXI and ZXI along with 3 optional trims LXI (O), VXI(O) and ZXI (O) while AMT is available in VXI AMT and ZXI AMT. The CNG on the other hand, is offered in mid trim VXI. That makes the total of 12 options available. The base trim is priced at Rs. 4.23 lakh while its top spec model is tagged as Rs. 5.42 lakh. CNG trim is available at Rs. 5.33 lakh and the top selling model VXI MT is available at Rs. 4.56 lakh. Maruti Celerio currently locks horns with Hyundai Eon, Datsun Redi-GO and Renault Kwid in the segment.Tags: Maruti Suzuki