New Celerio likely to come with two petrol engine options; will be bigger than its predecessor.
Maruti Suzuki will announce pricing for the long delayed all-new Celerio likely on November 10, 2021. Dealers have been informed about the date of price announcement along with their sales and other training slots. While launch date seems to be internally confirmed as of now, there are chances of it being delayed by a few more days, thanks to the ongoing chip shortage-related production delays.
New Celerio will most likely launch on November 10, 2021
To be dimensionally bigger than the outgoing model
Expected to come in two engine options
New Maruti Suzuki Celerio: What do we know so far?
The Celerio was leaked in full a few months ago and leaked images confirmed that new hatchback is a full model change and not an update on the outgoing model. Additionally, the new Celerio moves to Maruti Suzuki’s Heartect platform that also underpins many other models.
As seen from the patent images that had surfaced earlier, the second-gen Celerio's exterior design is a complete departure from the outgoing version's squarish looks. The new car gets a rounded design that is devoid of any angular elements. Top variants are expected to get black alloy wheels for a sportier look.
On the sides, the rounded look continues and it seems like the new Celerio will be a bit bigger than its predecessor in overall dimensions. The wheelbase and the glasshouse seem to be extended, thanks to a long-ish tapering roofline. The new Celerio's rear continues with the rounded design and gets wraparound taillamps and a simple bumper design with some blackened bits. The car overall seems wider when viewed from the rear.
On the inside, it gets an all-new dashboard design, however, one can expect parts sharing from other Maruti Suzuki models which would include wing mirrors, window switches, seats, infotainment and control stalks. The new Celerio, being a budget hatchback, would come with a standard antenna and will ride on 14-inch alloy wheels, according to sources.
New Maruti Suzuki Celerio: What else is known?
The new Celerio is expected to come with an 83hp 1.2-litre petrol engine, along with the 1.0-litre three-cylinder K10 engine. Gearbox options are likely to be similar to the Wagon R as well, with a 5-speed manual as standard and a 5-speed AMT offered as an option.