Exclusive! The much hyped hatchback of the recent time is the Maruti Suzuki Celerio which is due to get launched on 6th of this month at the upcoming Auto Expo India. Meanwhile, we managed to sneak out the official brochures of the Celerio and surprisingly Maruti will offer the AMT transmission in basic and middle variants but not in its top-end variant! Moreover, the kerb weight of the Celerio is just 830 kgs. which is lighter by 105 kgs. if compared to Grand i10 and even 65 kgs lighter than WagonR. The Celerio will be the country's first Automated Manual Transmission equipped car and the other title that is bound to claim is the India's most affordable car with auto transmission.
As revealed in the brochures, the Celerio will be offered in four variants- LXi, VXi, ZXi, ZXi Optional to attract a wide range of customers in the market. The Celerio LXi will feature the basic features like AC, heater, power steering with body colored bumpers. The mid-variant VXi will get all four power windows, manually adjustable ORVMs (which is basic pivot type in LXi), silver painted front grille with chrome lining. Only the auto transmission version of LXi and VXi variants will get the outside temperature meter and tachometer.
The customers who wants to buy the fully loaded Celerio have the options of two top-of-the-line variants- ZXi and ZXi optional. The ZXi is loaded with premium features like 2 Din integrated CD player with bluetooth and Aux-in connectivity and fabric on door panels. To uplift the convenience, the audio controls are mounted on steering wheel, ORVMs are electrically adjustable, central locking, rear defogger and rear windscreen wiper with washer are also featured along with. The aesthetics are enhanced turn indicators on ORVMs and body colored door handles. On the safety hand, the ZXi gets the driver side airbag. Additionally, the ZXi Optional will get the alloy wheels, front fog lamps, ABS, co-passenger side airbag and much useful driver seat height adjustment feature. The basic LXi variant runs on 13-inch wheels while the rest of the models are grounded with 14-inch wheels.
The Celerio wheelbase is 2425mm with adequate amount of space for the rear passengers. The boot capacity is 235 litres and the overall length is 3600mm. The turning radius of Celerio is 4.7m with ground clearance of 165mm. The Celerio is powered by the revised version of company's tried and tested 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder, K-Series petrol engine. However, the engine produces the same amount of power as it does on other models, 68 BHP and 90 Nm of torque, but adoption of drive-by-wire technology helps to deliver the mileage of 23.1 kmpl which is same for both auto and manual transmission. The power reach to the front tyres either via 5-speed manual transmission or automated manual transmission.
Maruti dealers have been taking the bookings for the Celerio and prices will be declared on 6th February at Auto Expo India. Stay tuned to Autoportal for further Celerio and other Auto Expo updates.