Maruti Suzuki has finally unveiled the second-generation Celerio hatchback in India today. The prices of the new Maruti Suzuki Celerio starts from Rs 4.99 lakh and goes up to Rs 6.94 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new Celerio is available in four trims – LXI, VXI, ZXI and ZXI+. Bookings for the new Celerio are already underway for a token amount of Rs 11,000 at Maruti Arena dealerships or on Maruti’s official website.
Here’s a detailed look at the variant-wise prices of the new Celerio.
|2021 Maruti Suzuki Celerio price (ex-showroom)|
|LXi||Rs 4.99 lakh||-|
|VXi||Rs 5.63 lakh||Rs 6.13 lakh|
|ZXi||Rs 5.94 lakh||Rs 6.44 lakh|
|ZXi+||Rs 6.44 lakh||Rs 6.94 lakh|
The Celerio is now slightly more expensive than the WagonR, prices of which range between Rs 4.93 lakh-6.45 lakh*, and is also available with a larger 1.2-litre engine. Meanwhile, the Hyundai Santro is priced between Rs 4.77 lakh-6.45 lakh, the Tata Tiago is priced between Rs 5 lakh-6.93 lakh*, and the Datsun Go is priced between Rs 4.03 lakh-6.51 lakh.*
- New Celerio underpinned by Maruti’s Heartect platform, same as WagonR
- Gets a 67hp K10C DualJet engine with idle start/stop
- Rivals include Tata Tiago, Hyundai Santro and Datsun Go
2021 Maruti Suzuki Celerio: new 1.0-litre DualJet engine
Under the hood, the new-gen Celerio is powered by the new K10C DualJet 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine with idle start/stop system. Incidentally, this engine is actually the naturally aspirated version of the one seen on the now-discontinued Baleno RS. This engine produces 67hp and 89Nm of torque, making it 1hp and 1Nm less powerful than the outgoing model. Expect more Maruti Suzuki models to come with this engine in future.
The engine comes mated to either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT gearbox. The AMT gearbox is offered on all but the base LXI trim.
2021 Maruti Suzuki Celerio: focus on fuel efficiency
Maruti Suzuki claims that the new Celerio has the highest fuel efficiency figure of 26.68kpl in its class (VXi AMT variant). The ZXi and ZXi+ AMT deliver 26kpl, LXi gives 25.24kpl and the VXi, ZXi and ZXI+ MT give 24.97kpl. These figures have been verified by ARAI. For reference, the second most fuel-efficient car after the Celerio is Maruti’s own Dzire AMT with a fuel economy of 24.12kpl (ARAI claimed).
2021 Maruti Suzuki Celerio: dimensions and exterior details
The new Maruti Suzuki Celerio is now underpinned by the modular Heartect platform that is shared with other Maruti hatchbacks like the WagonR, Swift and the Baleno. The new Celerio is also bigger than its predecessor and measures 3,695mm in length, 1,655mm in width, 1,555mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,435mm. While the length and height are similar to the outgoing model, the new model is 55mm wider, while the wheelbase is 10mm longer. The new Celerio’s ground clearance stands at 170mm, 5mm higher than before.
In terms of design, too, the new Celerio is a complete departure from the outgoing model. The squarish and angular design of the first-gen is replaced by smooth flowing curves and a more rounded design. The face is characterised by oval-looking headlamps, with a chrome strip running through a newly designed grille. The front bumper is well-sculpted, featuring black contrasting trim and round fog lamps.
In profile, the new Celerio gets body coloured wing mirrors and lift-type door handles as opposed to the pull-type ones seen on the outgoing model. It also gets a larger glass house and a tapering roofline. Notably, the new Celerio rides on darkened 15-inch alloy wheels on higher variants. The rear profile is rather simple, featuring rounded tail-lamps and a well-contoured bumper. Maruti will be offering the Celerio in six monotone colour options – Arctic White, Silky Silver, Glistening Grey, Solid Fire Red, Speedy Blue and Caffeine Brown.
2021 Maruti Suzuki Celerio: interior and features
Just like the exterior, the interior of the new Celerio has been completely revamped. The highlight is the new 7-inch touchscreen with Maruti’s SmartPlay Studio system, a first for the Celerio. The touchscreen is flanked by vertical AC vents on either side. The cabin has an all-black theme, but is contrasted well with faux aluminum accents on the steering wheel, AC vents and centre console. There’s also a sense of familiarity as the steering wheel and instrument cluster are shared with the WagonR, while the arrangement of the power window buttons on the centre console is similar to the S-Presso. Interior space has also improved over its predecessor as the car has grown in overall dimensions.
In terms of features, the new model gets Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, push button start/stop, electrically adjustable outer rear view mirrors, keyless entry, voice recognition, auto up/down for driver’s window, steering-mounted controls, 60:40 rear split seats and more. However, the Celerio gets manual air conditioning even on its top-spec trim, whereas rivals like the Tata Tiago get auto AC. Safety features on the new Celerio include dual airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, rear parking sensors, speed sensitive door lock and even hill hold assist for the automatic variants. The Celerio, however, misses out on a rear parking camera that's offered on rivals like the Tiago and Santro.
2021 Maruti Suzuki Celerio: rivals
*all-prices ex-showroom, Delhi