Maruti Celerio LDI Optional is a lower end variant in this model series. The company has designed it with a sporty edge, with a progressive theme for the outfit, as well as numerous sound style and comfort elements within. Starting with the interior mechanism, it has a 0.8-litre lightweight engine, which has the capacity to pump out 47bhp. It cylinders and valves have been incorporated through the double overhead camshaft arrangement. Coming to the outside, there is a degree of structural balance and harmony which invigorates the exterior look. It has a length of 3600mm, together with a width of 1600mm. Aside from this, the clean body lines by the side add a healthy element to the look. The company is offering the vehicle with a range of attractive color schemes, ranging from cerulean blue, silky silver, pearl arctic white, glistening gray, and sunshine ray.
The cabin imbues an atmosphere of elegance and comfort. The seats have been dressed with fine fabric, and polished materials decorate the rest of the area. A ticket holder is present by the sunvisor, together with 3 assist grips and a needle punch floor carpet. 3 assist grips are present for the safety of the occupants, along with a 3-position cabin lighting, which diffuses gloomy atmospheres and keeps the space well lit. 5 drink storage compartments are also present, allowing occupants to store beverages with ease. Safety is also enforced with many facilities such as a power steering system, a warnings for low fuel, strong seatbelts and child proof locking.
Its overall shape is graceful and streamlined, ensuring the right airflow when driving. Its overall design also inculcates fine themes for an inundated appeal, ranging from chrome appliqués, stylish wheel rims and pleasant curvatures. At front, the grille is tweaked with a V shape, and the presence of the company's emblem at the front makes a distinctive effect. On either side, the headlamp cluster is equipped with all the necessary lighting units, ensuring that the trendy persona of this vehicle does not leave out the much needed ingredient of safety. The wide hood adds to the masculine posture of the front. At the bottom, there is a large air intake section that ensures that the engine is kept cooled. Coming to the side, there are door handles and the side mirrors designed appropriately, blending into the image flawlessly. The 'Cico' body styling further builds glamor by the side. At the rear, the company marque is posted by the centre of the tailgate, making a more distinguished effect.
The cabin is reasonably large, and the company has treated it with a range of enriching elements that make for the best drive ambiance. Comfort is also ordained through many handy facilities such as sunvisors, grip assists and headrests. The ergonomically sound seating arrangement makes for a vision of harmony along with the front panel, the door sides and the rear truck area. The doorside armrests bear a smoothened surface that adds to the comfort of the customers. The dashboard has an information display incorporated into it, and it showcases a fuel consumption reading and a distance to empty reading. Aside from this, the front panel is also wired with a low fuel warning lamp, which further boosts comfort for the driver, and, at the same time, enhances safety. Occupants of both rows enjoy the benefit of integrated front headrests, which relieve discomfort in the neck in case of longer drives.
Engine and Performance:
Powering this vehicle is a DDiS engine, which displaces 793cc. It consists of 2 cylinders that further have a total of 8 valves in them. Coming to the specifications area, the plant generates a power of 47bhp at 3500rpm, coupled with a torque of 125Nm at 2000rpm. It comes along with an electric type accelerator pedal, which further strengthens its working. The plant is coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission, which improves the shifting precision and delivers better performance.
Braking and Handling:
As for the braking and suspension arrangements, there are robust mechanisms, which together cement security when driving, and this includes driver aids as well. The front arm of its chassis is compounded with a McPherson strut, while the rear arm has a coupled torsion beam axle. Coil springs have been rigged onto both these axles, helping to eliminate strains in the drive and promote balance. Meanwhile, ventilated discs have been stationed onto the front wheels, and drum units secure the rear, ensuring a powerful braking capacity. Aside from this, the electronic power steering mechanism also bolsters control and stability, while at the same time, giving the driver a more hassle free experience.
A manual air conditioning system imparts an enjoyable aura for the occupants, and a heater is also inbuilt into the system, giving the best drive condition altogether. The outside mirrors come with a pivot type, allowing the driver to move them without too much strain. Then, a fuel lid opener facility is present in the vehicle, adding to the relaxed nature of the drive. An accessory socket provides occupants the convenience of charging devices within the vehicle. Also present is a glove box lid, a digital clock accessory socket, along with a black dial-type climate control facility.
Airbags have been positioned for the front occupants, ensuring that the damage in case of a mishap is minimal. The anti lock braking system is a specialty of this machine, and it prevents locking of the wheels or skidding. There are 2-point rear seatbelts to keep the rear occupants secure, providing the necessary restraint in case of a sudden halt. The front lights are built with a headlamp leveling function, and this further improves security. Also present is a high mounted stop lamp, front-wipers with intermittent function and a front washer. An immobilizer ensures that the vehicle is also kept safe.
1. ABS comes as a plus-point.
2. The outer design is rather good.
1. Limited comfort features within.
2. The safety quotient needs to be upgraded.