Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL), the country’s largest-selling carmaker, today launched the second-generation Celerio. The new hatchback is being touted as India’s most fuel-efficient petrol car, with its VXI AMT variant offering a claimed mileage of 26.68 km/l. The new car is powered by the new K10C Dual Jet, Dual VVT-equipped 1.0-litre petrol engine that works in tandem with an idle start-stop system. The aesthetics of the new car are governed by the carmaker’s new 3D Organic Sculpted design language. Prices of the new-gen Celerio start at Rs 4.99 lakh (ex-showroom).
Speaking on the launch, Mr. Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said, “The Indian automobile industry has witnessed an unprecedented shift owing to the pandemic, which has given a special impetus to the need for personal mobility. India is primarily a small car market, with nearly 46% of total passenger vehicle sales contributed by the hatchbacks. As a leading car manufacturer, it is our responsibility to drive the revival of the automobile industry. With the All-New Celerio, we endeavour to boost the most important passenger vehicle segment in the country.”
He added, “The All-New Celerio ticks all the boxes of customer expectation with an unmatched driving experience, unrivaled fuel efficiency, and a host of features that offers comfort, convenience, and safety at an attractive price. The first generation Celerio introduced and democratized the Auto Gear Shift (AGS) two-pedal technology. We are confident that the All-New Celerio with its advanced features, stylish new design, and next-gen powertrain will further appeal to the urban customers and bring the much-needed excitement in the market.”
The second-generation Maruti Celerio exudes a dynamic stance with a 3D organic sculpted design. The stylish, vibrant, and urban design will redefine the compact hatchback segment in the market. The animated sweeping front headlamps, droplet-styled tail lamps, and all-new radiant signature front grille with chrome accentuate its fresh, spirited design signature. The 15″ (38.02cm) Urbane black alloy wheels and front fog lamps add to its lively style appeal. Aimed to captivate young and dynamic customers, All-New Celerio offers unique and tasteful detailing for an inspiring style.
The second-generation Maruti Celerio is thoughtfully curated to offer an energetic and spacious cabin appeal for increased comfort. Complimenting the aesthetics of the exteriors, it offers elegant detailing comprising elements like center-focused design with sweeping character lines and organic sculpted 3D Instrument panel and trims to enliven it further. The twin slot center AC ventilation with bright chrome accents, bold barrel-themed side air vents add to the vivid interior design of the new hatchback. The new stylish gear shift lever with a light ergonomic grip in AGS variants offers an exciting drive experience and makes that everyday drive much enjoyable. The new model is spacious with bigger cabin space, increased wheelbase, extended shoulder room, larger legroom, and enhanced luggage space.
The new car’s 17.78cm (7 inch) SmartPlay studio infotainment system offers Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support. Additionally, the cabin offers a push-button start with a smart key, Pollen type AC filter, which has been introduced. Convenience features like tilt steering with mounted audio controls, 60:40 split rear seats, and height-adjustable driver seat have been provided for functionality and enhanced user experience.
Equipped with the next generation K-Series Engine with Dual Jet, Dual VVT, the All-New Celerio is the most fuel-efficient petrol car in India, offering a mileage of 26.68km/l**. With segment-first features like Idle Start-Stop, the All-New Celerio makes a step forward towards sustainability by reducing CO2 emissions by up to 19% across variants. Powered by cutting-edge technology, it offers a torque of 89Nm@3500rpm and power of 50kW@6000RPM. Development of Next-gen K-series engine is done with the use of state-of-art technology like cooled EGR, auto tensioner, and integrated exhaust manifold.
|Length||3695mm||Max Torque||89Nm@3500 rpm|
|Width||1655mm||Max Power||49kW@5500 rpm|
|Fuel Efficiency||26.68 km/l (Vxi AGS) 26.00 km/l (Zxi,Zxi+AGS)25.23 km/l (Lxi,Vxi,Zxi MT)24.97 km/l (Zxi+MT)|
The carmaker’s HEARTECT platform underpins the new model. The carmaker claims to have made extensive use of high tensile steel and offers more than 12 safety features to assure a safe drive. The new model offers a first-in-segment Hill Hold Assist function with AGS and complies with all Indian safety regulations like frontal offset, side crash, and pedestrian protection. The second-generation Maruti Suzuki Celerio is available in an array of 6 colours, including two new colours – Solid Fire Red and Speedy Blue, along with Arctic White, Silky Silver, Glistening Grey, and Caffeine Brown.
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