Maruti Celerio VXI Optional is one of the mid range variants in this model series, which is now offered with essential safety features like dual front airbags and anti lock braking system. It also has other protective elements like immobilizer, child proof rear door locks, seat belts and a few other aspects. This hatch looks quite stylish from the outside. Its chrome radiator grille, full wheel covers, headlamps and even outside mirrors all these together gives it a stunning appeal. Inside the cabin, there are well cushioned seats with headrests, while the dashboard comes fitted with an AC unit, instrument panel and a few other equipments. It has a power steering column that helps in easy handling, while there are electric windows at front and rear. Under the hood, it carries a 1.0-litre petrol engine that churns out 67.04bhp in combination with torque of 90Nm. This mill is paired with a five speed manual transmission gear box.
Its front facade is designed with a chrome based radiator grille, which has the firm's logo embossed in its center. On either sides, there are large headlamps integrated with turn indicators. The windscreen is fitted with two intermittent wipers and the bumper is painted in body color. The expressive lines flowing across the doors brings great elegance to its side profile. It has stylish outside rear view mirrors and door handles. The wheel arches are equipped with a set of 14 inch steel wheels that have full wheel covers. These rims are further covered with tubeless radial tyres of size 165/70 R14. Coming to its rear end, it has a body colored bumper and an expressive boot lid with company's emblem engraved on it. The tail lamps have turn indicators and the windshield comes along with a high mount stop lamp. In terms of dimensions, it has a total length of 3600mm along with a width and height of 1600mm and 1560mm respectively. The wheelbase measures around 2425mm, whereas the minimum ground clearance is 165mm.
The automaker has designed its internal cabin in an exceptional way. The cockpit in specific, looks quite modernistic with elements like a three spoke steering wheel, air vents and center console on the dashboard. It also has an instrument cluster featuring speedometer, door ajar warning lamp, and headlamp on reminder. There is also a glove box, which is spacious enough to store a few things at hand. The sunvisors include ticket holder on driver's side and a vanity mirror on co-passenger's side. The seats provide maximum comfort and these are covered with good fabric upholstery. This trim also comes with three assist grips, five drink holders, floor carpet, rear luggage shelf, and a few other attributes.
Engine and Performance:
This hatchback is powered by a 1.0-litre petrol engine that comes with a total displacement capacity of 998cc. It has three cylinders that are fitted with 12 valves. A multi point fuel injection system is incorporated to this motor, which aids in returning a peak fuel economy of 23.1 Kmpl and a minimum of about 20 Kmpl. This motor belts out 67.04bhp power at 6000rpm and delivers torque output of 90Nm at 3500rpm. It is paired with a five speed manual transmission gear box that sends power to front wheels. The top speed attained by this variant is around 140 Kmph, and it accelerates from 0 to 100 Kmph in nearly 15 to 16 seconds.
Braking and Handling:
This hatch is bestowed with a reliable braking system wherein, ventilated disc brakes are fitted to its front wheels and drum brakes are used for the rear ones. For better handling, it is offered with an electronic power assisted steering column. On the other hand, its suspension system comprise of McPherson strut at front and a coupled torsion beam on the rear one. Both these axles are also affixed with coil springs, which makes the drive more comfortable.
In this trim, there are a few key elements that provide enhanced comfort. Some of these include the fuel lid opener, day and night inside rear view mirror, cabin lights, digital clock accessory socket, and glove box lid as well. The front and rear seats have integrated headrests, while the latter comes with 60:40 height adjustment facility. It has a manually operated air conditioning unit that is offered with a heater. There are all four power operated windows that have auto down function on the driver's side. The notifications displayed on its instrument panel helps in keeping the driver alert. Some of these include low fuel warning lamp, fuel consumption and distance to empty indications.
This mid range option is loaded with some important security attributes that protects the vehicle and its occupants as well. It has airbags for driver and co-passenger that reduces the risk of injuries in case of an accident. The advanced anti lock braking system prevents the vehicle from skidding even during emergency braking. The engine immobilizer avoids any unauthorized access into it, while there are child safety locks on rear doors. In addition to all these, it also includes seat belts, high mount stop lamp, door ajar warning lamp, front intermittent wipers and central locking system that adds to the security.
1. ABS and dual airbags are a plus point.
2. Attractive exteriors with remarkable attributes.
1. Ground clearance is rather less.
2. Lacks several comfort aspects.