New-gen Maruti Celerio Spied Testing; Launch Likely In 2020
The Maruti hatchback is about to get a long-awaited generation update
New-gen Celerio reportedly spied testing under camo; looks bigger than current model.
It is likely to be underpinned by the same Heartect platform as the WagonR.
New Celerio to get fresh styling and a more spacious cabin.
It could even get the option of a 1.2-litre petrol engine.
Expect a new 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
New Celerio could go on sale during the festive season.
The Maruti Suzuki Celerio is due an update and it seems it's about to get one soon. The new-gen Celerio has reportedly been spied testing while draped in camouflage. The second-gen hatchback is likely to go on sale during the festive season (around early October) with new looks, an updated cabin, more features and new underpinnings.
The new Celerio looks bigger than the current model and will likely be based on the same Heartect platform as the Wagon R. As a result, the Celerio could have a more spacious cabin this time around thanks to the extra width and slightly longer wheelbase. At present, the Celerio’s wheelbase is 2425mm long, which is 10mm shorter than the Wagon R. The new styling for the exterior and the cabin are expected to lend the Celerio a more premium feel than the current model. It will also get the addition of Maruti’s 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Maruti offers the current Celerio with only a 1.0-litre petrol engine mated to a 5-speed manual and an optional AMT. However, the new model could get the option of a 1.2-litre petrol engine as well, just like the Wagon R. The 1.0-litre unit makes 68PS and 90Nm while the larger engine has an output of 83PS and 113Nm. In the Wagon R, both engines are offered with the option of an AMT. Maruti is likely to continue offering the Celerio with the 1.0-litre CNG engine as well.
The new Celerio is expected to be positioned above the Alto and below the Wagon R in Maruti’s lineup. It is currently priced between Rs 4.41 lakh and Rs 5.68 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The new model will likely attract a premium and the top-end variant could reach the Rs 6 lakh mark with the 1.2-litre petrol engine. It will continue to rival the likes of the Hyundai Santro, Tata Tiago and Datsun GO as well as the WagonR. If you’re interested in the current-model, it’s available with savings of upto Rs 52,000 for August 2020. The new-gen Celerio will likely be followed by a new Celerio X as well.
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