This diesel variant named Maruti Celerio VDI Optional is equipped with a 0.8-litre engine that has a common rail based fuel supply system. It comes paired with a five speed manual transmission gear box. This hatch has a gross weight of 1310 Kgs and a minimum ground clearance of 165mm. There are trendy attributes equipped to its stylish body, which includes bumpers in body color, chrome radiator grille, bright tail lamps and full wheel covers to its rims. Whereas, its insides too look good in an attractive color scheme. The cabin is spacious and the seats are designed to provide great comfort. Some of the elements present inside are sunvisors at front, drink holders, power steering column, and an accessory socket as well. Not just these, but it is also equipped with some vital security attributes like front ventilated disc brakes, high mount stop lamp, central locking system and child safety locks on rear doors.
To start with its rear end, there is a well designed tail light cluster with luminous lamps and turn indicators. The windshield is wide and also includes a high mount stop lamp. The boot lid has variant's badging and company's logo neatly embossed on it. The body colored bumper is well sculpted and completes the look of its rear profile. Meanwhile, its front facade looks much better than its rear. It is designed with a bold radiator grille, which carries two horizontally positioned slats. These slats as well as the emblem, both are given a neat chrome plating. It is flanked by a large headlamp cluster that is incorporated with high intensity lamps and turn indicators. Both the bonnet and bumper have a plain design, while the latter further includes an air intake section. The windscreen is large and integrated by a pair of intermittent wipers. On the other hand, its sides have visible character lines, door handles and outside rear view mirrors. The wheel arches have 14 inch steel rims adorned with full wheel covers. These are fitted with tubeless tyres of size 165/70 R14.
The design of its cabin is simple but the dual tone color scheme brings it an attractive look. The dashboard too is in the same two tone theme. It is incorporated with a three spoke urethane steering wheel, air vents and a glove box compartment. The center console is equipped with an AC unit, while the amber illuminated instrument cluster has low fuel consumption display as well as distance to empty indicators. In terms of seating, they are ergonomically designed, well cushioned and come integrated with headrests. These are covered with fine quality cloth based upholstery. The rear seat additionally gets 60:40 split folding facility that aids in increasing space for placing more luggage. Also present in the cabin are three assist grips, five drink holders, floor carpet and rear luggage shelf as well.
Engine and Performance:
This trim is powered by a 0.8-litre diesel engine that has a displacement capacity of 793cc. It carries two cylinders that have eight valves and incorporated with a common rail based fuel supply system. This returns a peak fuel economy of 27.62 Kmpl on the highways and 23.8 Kmpl within the city. In about 19 seconds, it accelerates from 0 to 100 Kmph and attains nearly 125 Kmph top speed. This mill generates 47bhp at 3500rpm and delivers 125Nm at 2000rpm. A five speed manual transmission gear box is coupled to it. And, this motor is compliant with Bharat Stage IV and OBD II emission norms.
Braking and Handling:
The car maker has offered it with a proficient suspension system that comprise of a McPherson strut on the front axle and a coupled torsion beam on the rear one. Moreover, coil springs are also affixed on both of them, which makes the drive free from jerks. In terms of braking, there are ventilated disc brakes fitted on its front wheels and drum brakes are used for the rear ones. Besides these, it is integrated with an electronic power assisted steering column that helps in good handling irrespective of road conditions.
A number of practical features are loaded in this variant that makes the drive enjoyable. The instrument cluster gives out various notifications like fuel consumption, key off reminder and door ajar warning lamp as well. There is an accessory socket available that can be used for charging electronic devices. A manually operated air conditioner is installed along with a heater. There are front and rear electric windows with auto down function on driver's side. The sunvisors have vanity mirror on co-passenger's side, while there is a ticket holder on driver's side. In addition to these, the list includes day and night inside rear view mirror, cabin lights, fuel lid opener, glove box lid, digital clock and a few other such aspects.
It is equipped with many key attributes that offer enhanced protection to its occupants. Seat belts are available for everyone inside, while there are airbags for driver and co-passenger. The anti lock braking system is another key element that improves its braking mechanism. Other attributes like engine immobilizer, child proof rear door locks, high mount stop lamp, central locking, and door ajar warning indicator are also offered.
1. Fuel economy is quite satisfying.
2. Attractive external design.
1. Only a few comfort features are present.
2. Could have been offered with a music system.