Every new car from Maruti Suzuki is big news. Once again Maruti has always followed its modus operandi of making the cars that are reliable, practical, comfortable and affordable. With the launch of Maruti Celerio, a new small car adding to Maruti’s portfolio, Maruti Suzuki yet again has kept the design simple and clean to attract the buyers.
Maruti Celerio, offered by Maruti Suzuki, is a replacement of the average performing A-star and thereafter, the Maruti A-star will be discontinued. This new small car has a lot of potential to stand against its competitors. With the company’s success in the hatchback segment, Maruti this time too, aimed at reaching greater heights in sales in the future. Kept in mind to meet the needs of the Indian market, the new Celerio is robust, sporty and has engine mechanics that will deliver a good driving experience. With its pleasing exteriors designed keeping in mind the choice of the young Indians, a sporty front with sharp edges, the Celerio’s design is bound to woo young buyers. The styling cues are borrowed from the A-Wind concept. The Celerio is tall in comparison to the A-Star and measures 3600 mm x 1600 mm x 1540 mm in its dimensions while the wheelbase measures 2425 mm, offering a spacious cabin. The side profile is also elegantly designed with creases flowing from rear to the front fenders depicting the vehicle in motion.
Inside the cabin, Celerio gets decent interiors with good quality plastic in a dual-tone effect. The seating arrangement is aptly done with sufficient space for legroom and headroom for the occupants. Maruti Celerio has got a class-leading luggage space of 235 litres. The touch screen display, leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knobs definitely give an impressive look. The center console is embedded with Bluetooth integrated audio system and also offers steering wheel mounted audio controls.
Under the hood, the Celerio gets a 1.0 litre, 3-cylinder K-series petrol engine that produces a max power of 67 bhp and peak torque of 90 Nm. The hatchback is offered with two transmissions – a four-speed automatic (AMT) and five-speed manual gearbox. The engine is developed in such a way that it delivers an impressive fuel-efficiency of 23.1 kmpl.
Maruti Celerio is much safer compared to the previous A-Star. The Celerio offers a high driving position that helps in better view on the road. While the electronic power steering helps with shorter turning radius, the steel side impact beams ensure protection. The top variant is equipped with dual airbags, one for the driver and the other for the co-passenger; the car also gets ABS (Anti- Lock Braking System) for safety purposes.
Available in 7 colors, Maruti Celerio is priced competitively at Rs.3.76lakhs (ex.showroom, Delhi), is surely a value for money as it has been very successful in winning the Indian customers heart. For new cars & bikes, log on to Autoportal.com & Bikeportal.in