Maruti’s gamble with the Celerio seems to have paid off big time, with the automaker receiving nearly 1,000 bookings a day for its much touted Zen Estilo replacement. Maruti garnered 14,000 bookings within the first two weeks of its launch on 6th February this year at the Auto Expo. Interestingly, Maruti was expecting the 'Automated Manual Transmission' models to capture get 25-30 per cent of total bookings, but now has been pleasantly surprised with over 51 per cent of bookings in this new technology.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio Walkthrough
The Celerio is powered by 1.0-litre K-series, 3-cylinder engine producing 68 PS of power and a torque output of 90 Nm. Interestingly, both 5-speed manual and 5-speed automated manual transmission trims are equally fuel efficient with ARAI certified mileage of 23.1 kmpl.
The top-end ZXi optional variant of Celerio is loaded with features like a driver’s airbag, ABS with EBD, two-din entertainment system with Aux-in, bluetooth and USB connectivity, audio controls on steering wheel, electronically retractable and adjustable outer rear view mirrors, rear defogger and alloy wheels. The Celerio competes with the likes of i10 and Chevrolet Bear in India with an starting price tag of Rs. 3.76 lakh for the base LXi variant and 4.78 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the top-end ZXi(O) variant.