The new-generation Maruti Suzuki Celerio went on sale in India last month, and the company has already garnered over 15,000 bookings for the compact hatchback. While the car went on sale in India on November 10, Maruti Suzuki officially opened pre-bookings on November 2. Speaking with Autonexa about the new Celerio, Shashank Srivastava, Senior Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India said, "We have so far got just about 15,000 bookings. That is a good rate considering the sale of the old was around 5000 to 6000 units a month."
While this certainly shows that the new Maruti Suzuki Celerio 2021 is in high demand, the car currently requires a waiting period of up to 12 weeks, depending on replacement. This is mainly due to supply limitations caused by the current shortage of electronic components and semiconductor chips. Srivastava said: "The demand is very good, but it has the same problem as other models, this availability. This problem affects all models, including Celerio."
Maruti Suzuki India is currently facing significant supply constraints which have also reduced its monthly production. The company saw production drop by 60 percent in September 2021, around 40 percent in October and more than 15 percent in November 2021. In fact, at the moment, Maruti Suzuki India has backorders of around 2,50,000 vehicles in India due to supply. restrictions, resulting in long wait times in cars. While the average waiting period for a petrol model ranges from 9 to 12 weeks, the same for a CNG model is 17 to 18 weeks.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio gets a generation upgrade in India after about 7 years, and the 2021 model comes with a number of changes and improvements. It is now based on the Heartect platform and comes with a new and high design and features. The car also received a new twin-turbo 1.0-liter three-cylinder VVT and K10C petrol engine tuned to develop 66 horsepower and 89 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox along with an optional AMT or AGS (Auto Gear Shift) unit. The Celerio is currently the most fuel-efficient petrol car in the country, averaging 26.68 kilometers per second. A CNG model of the car will also arrive soon.
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