The next-generation Maruti Celerio will be launched in October this year and will be an all-new car from the ground up. We tell you more about what you can expect:
Second-gen Celerio will be based on the Wagon R’s platform.
New Celerio likely to come with two petrol engine options.
Will be slightly longer and wider than the outgoing car.
2020 Maruti Suzuki Celerio to get new exterior and interior look
The upcoming Maruti Celerio will be a full generation change and not a mere facelift, replacing the first-gen car that has been around since 2014. The second-gen car will sport fresh styling and will sit on the same ‘Heartect’ platform as the current-gen Wagon R.
Sources tell us the new Celerio will grow in size too and is expected to have a longer wheelbase and a wider cabin than the outgoing car. Although the test mules seen in the photos are heavily covered, they do give us a hint of the car’s increased dimensions.
Just like the exterior, the new Celerio will also get a fresh cabin layout. Details are scarce as of now, but it is safe to assume the model will share a lot of parts with other Maruti Suzuki cars, and will come with features like the SmartPlay Studio touchscreen infotainment system on higher variants.
What will power the next-gen Maruti Suzuki Celerio?
While the outgoing car was sold with a single, 1.0-litre petrol engine for most of its life, the new Celerio will likely come with two engine options, just as the Maruti Wagon R does. Alongside the 1.0-litre petrol will likely be the more powerful 1.2-litre K-series petrol. Gearbox choices will likely include a five-speed manual and an AMT automatic as well.
What will the next-gen Celerio rival?
The new Celerio will continue to rival the Tata Tiago and also the Hyundai Santro, just like its predecessor. However, with the more powerful engine and a more spacious cabin, it could even give competition to models like the Hyundai Grand i10.
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