Second-gen Maruti Celerio Front Profile Spied For The First Time
The second-gen Celerio is likely to be based on the same Heartect platform as the third-gen Wagon R
The second-gen Celerio appears to feature new styling inside and out.
It could get a more upright stance with a larger bonnet.
Likely to be offered with the current 1.0-litre petrol engine and the bigger 1.2-litre unit.
Maruti is expected to launch the second-gen Celerio by the end of 2020.
It is expected to be priced at a premium over the current-gen model.
Maruti’s compact hatchback, the Celerio, has been on sale since 2014 and received a facelift back in 2017. The carmaker is now gearing up to launch the new generation Celerio that was caught testing a couple of weeks earlier. We have now spied the second-gen model yet again and caught a glimpse of its front profile for the first time.
The spy shots suggest the new Celerio is likely to feature a more upright face with a larger bonnet compared to the current-gen model. Since it is a new generation model, it will get a completely redesigned exterior and interior. The second-gen iteration appears to be bigger than the outgoing model and is likely to be underpinned by the same Heartect platform as the current-gen Wagon R. This means it will come with an increased wheelbase which would ideally result in a more spacious cabin.
The interior of the new Celerio is yet to be spotted, but we can expect major feature additions. The outgoing model is one of the least loaded cars in Maruti’s lineup right now, with not even a touchscreen on offer. The new-gen model should feature Maruti’s latest 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay which is offered even on the Alto.
Maruti is expected to offer the second-gen Celerio with the same engine and gearbox combinations available with the outgoing-gen model. The engine in question is a 1.0-litre petrol unit that pushes out 68PS and 90Nm and comes mated to either a 5-speed MT or a 5-speed AMT gearbox. Expect this engine to be offered with a CNG option as well. The new Celerio could also come with the 1.2-litre petrol unit (83PS/113Nm) that powers the likes of the Wagon R and Swift. Currently, the Tata Tiago, Maruti Wagon R and Ignis, and Datsun GO are offered with a 1.2-litre petrol engine in the segment.
The second-gen Celerio is expected to be launched by the end of 2020 and will be priced at a premium given that it will be a generation upgrade. The current-gen model is priced from Rs 4.41 lakh to Rs 5.68 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Maruti is also expected to launch the new Celerio X at a later date after the launch of the second-gen model. The new Celerio will sit above the S-Presso as an alternative to the Wagon R and will rekindle competition with the likes of the Maruti Ignis, Hyundai Santro, Tata Tiago, and Datsun GO.
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