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.
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 94
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 67
The looks are not the greatest but still digestable and appears to be inspired from Renault's Duster. I liked the compactness of its exterior. Despite that, the interior space of the vehicle is awesome. It can easily fit in a pack of five passengers due to its slim seats. The quality of plastic looks decent. I am more inclined towards the automatic version and that's the reason why I am certain to buy it. In my test drive, the pickup of Celerio was fine and good for daily city commuting. read more 60
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.
Optional AMT across variants. Easy to drive in the congested city.
Safety features such as ABS (Anti Lock Braking System) and Airbags available as an option across the range.
Peppy petrol and frugal diesel engines.
Healthy in-cabin space despite the compact proportions.
Refinement and NVH levels. Tthe 2-cylinder diesel motor sounds coarse and a lot of noise filters inside the cabin.
Build quality could have been better; doors shut with a clang - feel slightly flimsy.
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.
Stand Out Features
AMT gearbox makes it super convenient to use inside the city.
Maruti’s widespread after sales network, there’s simply no beating them at assuring peace of mind.
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.
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