Maruti Suzuki Celerio Diesel is a big launch for the largest car manufacturer in India due to several reasons - it is the most fuel economic car with 27.62 kmpl (ARAI) mileage, it is the first diesel engine built by Maruti, a project they have been working for 4 years). Also, it will be one of the most budget friendly diesels in the country. Here we are reporting live from the event.
12.04 pm - The event has started
12.07 pm - The Celerio will be the most fuel efficient diesel in the country with ARAI certified 27.62 kmpl mileage.
12.10 pm - This will be the first in-house diesel engine for Maruti. They have been using Fiat sourced 1.3-litre DDiS unit for long now.
12.14 pm - The engine is a 2-cylinder 793cc diesel motor.
12.16 pm - New engine to be called DDiS 125, it's an all aluminium engine. It's also the global launch of this Diesel engine.
12. 19 pm -
12.21 pm - The engine is the lightest in its category, weighing only 89 Kg.
12.23 pm - Gaurav Kapur hosting the Celerio Diesel launch event
12.25 pm - Engine produces 47 bhp and 125 Nm torque.
12.27 pm - Celerio Diesel to have a boot capacity of 235 litres.
12.30 pm - Ldi, Vdi, Zdi and Zdi (O) variants on offer
12.32 pm - Celerio 0.8 diesel to compete against Hyundai Grand i10 1.1 diesel and Chevrolet Beat 1.0 diesel
12.37 pm - Runnig cost per kilometre limited to Rs 1.90
12.47 pm - Celerio diesel beats Dzire diesel to be the most fuel efficient car in India
12.50 pm - And here's the Celrio diesel
12.53 pm - Maruti Suzuki Celerio Diesel launched for Rs 4.65 lakh