Maruti Celerio LDi is the entry level variant, which is fitted by an indigenously developed 0.8-litre diesel engine, which comes with a displacement capacity of 793cc. This DDiS motor can churn out a maximum power of 47bhp in combination with a peak torque output of 125Nm. It is cleverly mated with a five speed manual transmission gear box, which sends the engine power to its front wheels. The company has given this compact car a reliable braking as well as proficient suspension mechanism, which keeps it well balanced and stable. On the other hand, it is being sold with a lot of sparkling exterior paint options, which makes it look captivating on roads. This hatchback is available with trendy cosmetics and a lot of comfort features, which gives a pleasurable driving experience to its passengers. This hatchback is placed against the likes of Hyundai Grand i10, Ford Fogo, Chevrolet Beat and others in this segment. The company is selling it with a standard warranty of 40000 Kilometers or two years, whichever come first. At the same time, this period can be extended at an extended cost paid to authorized dealer.
This hatchback comes with a compact size, which makes it perfect for maneuvering on small city roads. Its frontage is designed with a black radiator grille, which is embedded with a prominent company logo in the center. This grille is flanked by a trendy headlight cluster that is incorporated with high intensity lamps and side turn indicators. The body colored bumper is placed just below the grille and it houses a large air intake section for cooling the engine. Apart from these, it also has a large windscreen with a pair of intermittent wipers, a smooth bonnet with visible character lines and a roof mounted antenna. At the same time, its side profile is lustrously designed with expressive lines and body colored door handles. Its flared up wheel arches are fitted with a set of 13-inch steel wheels, which are covered with 155/80 R13 sized tubeless radial tyres. Coming to its rear end, it has a large windscreen, a body colored bumper with reflectors and a large boot lid, which is embossed with variant badging.
The spacious internal cabin is decorated with dual tone color scheme, which gives it a pleasant appearance. It has a smooth dashboard that is equipped with a lot of features like AC vents, a large glove box, a three spoke steering wheel with company insignia and an instrument panel. It houses a number of warning and notifications for keeping the driver updated. At the same time, the cabin is incorporated with well cushioned seats, which are covered with premium upholstery. All seats have integrated head restraints that add to the convenience. The company has given this vehicle a number of utility based aspects, which includes ticket holder in driver side sunvisor, three assist grips, five drink holders (four in doors and one in center console), three position cabin lamp, floor carpet with needle punch, electric fuel lid opener and many other such aspects.
Engine and Performance:
Under the bonnet, this variant is powered by a 0.8-litre DDiS diesel power plant, which is cleverly mated with a five speed manual transmission gear box. It allows the motor to achieve a top speed in the range of 130 to 140 Kmph. At the same time, it can cross the speed barrier of 100 Kmph in close to 14 seconds from a standstill. This engine is integrated with two cylinders and can displace about 793cc. it has the ability of churning out a maximum power of 47bhp at 3500rpm in combination with a peak torque output of 125Nm in the range of 1700 to 2700rpm. This diesel mill is incorporated with an advanced fuel supply system, which enables the vehicle to return a maximum mileage of 27.6 Kmpl on the highways and about 23.5 Kmpl in the city traffic conditions.
Braking and Handling:
For keeping the vehicle well balanced and stable, the car maker has equipped this small car with vacuum assisted independent hydraulic brakes, which performs quite well. Its front wheels are fitted with a set of ventilated disc brakes, while the rear wheels are fixed with drum brakes. When it comes to the suspension, a McPherson strut with coil spring is affixed to the front axle, whereas the rear axle is accompanied by coupled torsion beam axle along with the similar coil springs, which provide firmer grip over all kinds of roads and also offers the driver to have better control over the drive. On the other hand, its cabin is incorporated with a responsive electric power steering system, which is based on rack and pinion. This steering wheel supports a minim turning radius of 4.7 meters and makes it easy to maneuver in small city roads.
Being the entry level variant, it is not bestowed with much comfort features but it has all necessary aspects for giving a pleasurable driving experience. The company has given it a manual air conditioning unit with a heater, which keeps the entire cabin temperature maintained. Apart from these, it also has a roof mounted antenna, remote fuel lid opener, pivot type outside rear view mirrors, a responsive power steering, low fuel warning lamp, door ajar warning on instrument panel, headlamp/key off reminder notification, dial type climate control and so on. It also has an information display, which is integrated on instrument panel. It houses fuel consumption indication, distance to empty, digital clock and accessory socket.
This variant is equipped with a number of crucial protective aspects, which keeps the passengers safe. The list includes two point rear seat belts, headlight leveling device, high mounted stop lamp, front ventilated disc brakes, child proof rear door locks, front wipers with intermittent function and several other aspects. It also has an advanced engine immobilizer, which prevents the vehicle from theft.
1. Attractive exteriors with trendy cosmetics.
2. Decent fuel economy is a big plus point.
1. Lack of music system is a disadvantage.
2. Many more comfort and safety features can be added.