December 01, 2015: Maruti Suzuki Celerio will get dual airbags and ABS as an option, including the base version. Celerio is also the first car in the Maruti Suzuki stable to get the compact 800 cc diesel engine, making the Celerio the only car in its segment to come in three fuel options - Petrol, Diesel and CNG. The petrol Celerio is powered by a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder engine putting out 67 hp at 6000 rpm and a maximum torque of 90 Nm at 3500 rpm. The 800-cc diesel engine makes 47 hp at 3500 rpm and 125 Nm at 2000 rpm. A 5-speed manual transmission is available for all the three engine options while a 4-speed AMT is available only for the petrol version.
I had purchased my vehicle in End week of October 2015 and after a long time that is nearly 14 months I am writing this honest review on this Maruti Celerio CNG. Believe me that by reaching the end of this article you will have no further query left about this car.
As before this Car I was using Maruti A-star, which was in petrol version, and I had exchanged my old A-star for this new Celerio CNG.
For your notice I would like to say that CNG kit in this car is fitted by Maruti Suzuki (same as read more 4
This review comes after using the car for 1 year and 7 months. This is what a budget car with all rounder features looks like.
Interior: Interiors of the car are designed in such a way that the car looks quite spacious from the inside. It has been designed in such a way that you find space for your mobile phone, coins etc., all that is needed on a day to day basis.
Exterior: Well, I would say that it is not one of the very jazzy designed car like the competition but when you look at it read more 111
I'm writing this review after having driven the car for 5000 km (both city and highway combined) and believe me... It's a complete stunner in every single way.
Starting with looks, the front has a sort of aggressive looks (thanks to its headlight design) and looks great. Rear kinda looks similar to new Altos, I guess that could have been better. Side profile also looks good and it is infact way taller than what it appears in photos.
Interiors - space and roominess it provides is its USP. read more 78
The Celerio might be just another hatchback from the Maruti portfolio for many. However, for the Indo-Japanese auto giant, the hatch has been a potent tool to test uncharted territories. The Celerio was hand picked to feature two crucial firsts for Maruti. The Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) and Maruti’s first indigenously developed diesel motor, the DDiS 125; both first featured on the Celerio before making its way to other hatchbacks. What does the Celerio bring to the table? Let’s find out.
Things We Like in Celerio
Healthy in-cabin space despite the compact proportions.
Peppy petrol and frugal diesel engines.
Safety features such as ABS (Anti Lock Braking System) and Airbags available as an option across the range.
Optional AMT across variants. Easy to drive in the congested city.
Things We Don't Like in Celerio
Jerky shifts on the AMT. Not as smooth as a conventional automatic.
Both engine options best suited to the city; feels underpowered on the highway.
Build quality could have been better; doors shut with a clang - feel slightly flimsy.
Refinement and NVH levels. Tthe 2-cylinder diesel motor sounds coarse and a lot of noise filters inside the cabin.
Stand Out Features
Maruti’s widespread after sales network, there’s simply no beating them at assuring peace of mind.
AMT gearbox makes it super convenient to use inside the city.
The Celerio is a neutral car, that won’t offend you nor please. It will go about its work in a manner that will ensure peace of mind. Couple that with Maruti’s fantastic service support network, and you have a near perfect ownership experience.
"The Celerio is a neutral car, that won’t offend you nor please."
Yes, it does have few issues like the inconsistent quality, lethargic diesel engine and doesn’t have all the features that some of its competition boast of. But, as a city commuter, the Celerio - especially in its petrol powered avatar will not disappoint.
The Celerio has been an epoch-making car, not just for Maruti Suzuki, but for the Indian automobile sector as well. It debuted as the most affordable automatic, featuring the country-first Automated Manual Transmission and garnered a lot of appreciation.
Erstwhile Maruti Suzuki is one of the most trusted brands when it comes to automobile manufacturers in India. Its performance, reliability and cost effectiveness is the biggest selling factor for this Indian home grown manufacturer to the point that the recently launched Celerio is a buzz in itself. Positione...
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Maruti Suzuki has announced that all the variants of Celerio will get dual airbags and ABS as an option, including the base version. The Celerio was launched in 2014, introducing and making the AMT technology popular and has sold over 1.3 lac units so far since its debut. Maruti Suzuki has priced the Celerio with airbags and ABS from Rs. 4.16 lacs ex-showroom Delhi. Read Full News
Magneti Marelli, Fiat’s component manufacturing arm, has opened a new manufacturing facility for the production of robotized gearboxes aka AMTs (Automated Manual Transmissions). The Italian component manufacturer's, Indian subsidiary - Magneti Marelli Powertrain India Private Ltd. is a joint venture between Magneti Marelli, Maruti Suzuki and Suzuki Motor Company, in force since 2007. The new plant covers a total surface area of 7,500 square metres housing the production lines and offices. When fully operational, the plant will employ approximately 115 people and will have a production capacity of 280,000 AMT kits per year. Read Full News
2015 World Auto Forum awards have been announced with Maruti Suzuki Celerio and Ford EcoSport grabbing the Best Innovation awards. Hyundai Motor India and Maruti Suzuki India got most of the awards for their top management for passenger vehicle makers. General Motors’ Mary Teresa Barra has been voted the Most Popular MD & CEO globally while Cyrus Mistry of Tata Motors gets the Most Popular MD & CEO for Passenger Vehicles and Commercial Vehicles in India. Read Full News