The Maruti Suzuki Celerio 2021 was officially launched in the Indian car market on Tuesday with a starting price of ₹4.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The price of the car goes up to ₹6.94 lakh (ex-showroom). The latest Maruti Suzuki Celerio gets several design changes on the exterior and now sports a better-equipped cabin with several updates to look forward to.
But more important, perhaps, is the claim that the 2021 Celerio has a certified mileage of 26.68 kmpl.
Celerio was first launched in India in 2014 and has been a solid performer for Maruti Suzuki ever since, with 5.9 lakh units being sold in the past seven years. The latest Celerio seeks to build on the success at a time when the Indian car-buying public has shown a preference for smaller vehicles. While Maruti Suzuki is specifically targeting a younger audience with the latest Celerio, the same car may again appeal to a wide range of buyers.
Speaking about the launch of the new Celerio, Kenichi Ayokawa, Managing Director and CEO of Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said that the Indian auto industry has undergone an unprecedented transformation due to the pandemic that has given a special boost to the need for personal mobility. India is primarily a market for small cars, with about 46 percent of total passenger car sales contributing to hatchbacks.
"With the all-new Celerio, we seek to enhance the most important segment of passenger cars in the country. The all-new Celerio sets all customer expectations with an unmatched driving experience, unmatched fuel efficiency, and a feature set that provides convenience, convenience, and safety at an attractive price, the first generation of Celerio introduced and democratized the Auto Gear Shift (AGS) two-pedal technology," he further added.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio price
The Maruti Suzuki Celerio is priced between ₹4.99 lakh and ₹6.94 lakh (ex-showroom), depending on the variants. The hatchback is available in seven variants.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio exterior highlights
Celerio features a 3D sculpted exterior body profile with a new radiant front grille, sharper headlight units and fog light casing. The black accented front bumper is new as well.
A thorough look at the new Celerio reveals that the hatchback comes with some elements that can be seen on the S-Presso. Apparently, the new Celerio hatchback avatar has been inspired a bit by its sister.
The profile of the car also comes in a completely different way compared to the previous model. The vehicle runs on a new 15-inch alloy wheel design. Sculpted wheel arches can also be seen on the Celerio. Moving to the rear, the car has a body-colored rear bumper, aerodynamic taillights, and a curved tailgate.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio cabin highlights
Celerio now promises to make more space for passengers while being equipped with newer features like first-in-segment like Hill Hold Assist, engine start-stop, and a large tab-like infotainment screen, among others. The vehicle has a central visual appeal with crisp dash lines, dual air vents with chrome accents, a new gearshift design, and a new upholstery design.
The 7-inch SmartPlay Studio display is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. However, the seats and upholstery materials are basic though.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio engine and transmission
The Maruti Suzuki Celerio is now powered by the next generation K10 engine and is available with AMT and petrol transmission options. It generates 49 kW and delivers 89 Nm of torque. The car also claims that the new engine can reduce CO2 emissions by 19 percent across all variants. It also has an EGR intercooler, automatic adjustment, and a built-in exhaust manifold.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio mileage
The company claims that the Celerio is 23% more fuel-efficient than the previous model. In fact, it claims to be the most fuel-efficient petrol car in the country at 26.68 kmpl.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio variants and pricing
Celerio is offered in several color options, two of which are brand new: Red and blue. Customization options are also offered. The new Celerio will be available in a total of six color options, Solid Fire Red and Speedy Blue along with Arctic White, Silky Silver, Glistening Grey, and Caffeine Brown.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio safety
The new Maruti Suzuki Celerio comes with two airbags, ABS with EBD and first-class Hill Hold Assist. Overall, the car comes with more than 12 safety features. Maruti Suzuki claims that the new Celerio complies with all Indian safety regulations like frontal-offset, side crash, and pedestrian protection.