The car that has been getting a lot of attention from the Indian market for quite some time.
The car that came in to replace the failure of A-Star and Zen Estilo is truly a game changer. The Maruti Suzuki Celerio should definitely boast itself as the India’s favorite hatchback. The EZ Drive technology and exceptional fuel economy figures make it a tempting a car to own.
Maruti Suzuki seems to be doing extremely well with the Automatic Gear Shift. The Celerio is powered by the K Next engines which are the same three cylinders 1.0 L engine. The car is also available in DDis 125 Diesel engine and iGPi mated CNG engine. Each of these engines aims to deliver reduced frictions and thereby delivering better performances.
The K10B is extremely rev-friendly like its siblings. The engines are ever ready to be pushed to redlines. The petrol engine makes about 90 Nm@3500rpm while the diesel engine can rumble up to 125Nm@2000rpm. The AGS is pretty smooth though gearshifts can be felt subtly. The diesel version gets a hydraulic clutch for better gear-shifts.
The car is simple and minimal in its looks. Maruti claims to use CICO-Curve In Curve Out design for better aerodynamics. The car seems to have borrowed a few looks from Alto 800 and A-Star. The interiors have better quality plastics. Dual tone interiors are pleasant. It offers many smart storage spaces. It does look stylish from the inside as well as from the outside
EZ Drive is aimed at reducing the effort of driving in city traffic. Driving on the highways will be really comfortable too. The Celerio seems to be taking care of safety factor as well. Airbags and ABS are now available in almost all versions.Steering mounted control is an option available only on top end models. Diesel version can also be equipped with tilt steering.
The engines are tuned in such a way that it will always find itself in the higher gears to reduce fuel consumptions. This does help in achieving exceptional figures. The diesel version is by far the most fuel efficient with close to 27 Kmpl. The petrol version can put up to 23 Kmpl while the CNG pulls out 32 km per kg.