Maruti Celerio ZDI Option is the top end variant in this model series. The company has given it minor updates for the safety section, while keeping design of the interior and exterior same. This variant is now available with airbags for the front row passengers, enhancing their safety. Aside from this, this trim also gets ABS as standard features. The cabin is also suffused with a wide range of features, such as a wiper and washer at the rear, a gear position indicator, a fuel consumption indicator, a distance to empty indicator, a driver's seatbelt warning lamp, etc. Comfort and entertainment is also secured with an advanced audio system which comes along with a radio, CD player, USB, Aux-In, and four speakers for the best quality to go along with the ride. The controls to this powerful audio system have been mounted on to the steering wheel, ensuring least disruption for the driver and occupants. The outside of the car is rendered a commanding posture with its streamlined outfit and its pleasant detailing. The front grille is tweaked for a V shaped design, and the slender body lines add to the delightful posture. This, together with the neat wheel rims, the body coloured bumpers and the attractive colour schemes make for a visually engaging feat. The vehicle is powered by a two cylindered 793cc engine. In addition to fair performance, the plant makes for strong fuel benefits as well. It has been designed to meet the BS4 emission norms, and gives a tall mileage value of 27.62kmpl.
The car's slender shape makes for a more sporty persona, and it also helps to facilitate the right airflow when driving. The grille worn has a chrome highlight, and it has the emblem of the company posted at the front for a more exclusive effect. The headlamp clusters on either sides are stylish in design, and they come with all necessary lighting units. Fog lamps are also present in this variant, boosting visibility for the driver. At the bottom, the large air intake section blends into the overall image of the front stainlessly. The bumper is body colored, renewing the pleasant look of the front. By the side, the alloy wheels and the delicate fenders are great looking, while the 'Cico' body styling adds to the grandeur. The body colored door handles and ORVMS brings a more visually integrated feel to the car. At the rear, the emblem of the vehicle is branded by the center of the tailgate, while the neatly designed rear lights also improve the trendy character.
The cabin has been designed for a visually appeasing picture, and it has also been treated with a range of helpful comfort elements that bring the best experience for the occupants. The air conditioning vents on the front panel are cleverly spaced out, adding to the look and also helping to bring better circulation. The 3 spoke Urethane steering wheel also rejuvenates the place, and it brings a better functioning for the driver. Amber illumination infuses a more enjoyable aura into the place. The seats are ergonomically designed, ensuring the least discomfort for the occupants during the drive. An integrated headrest is present for all of the passengers, giving comfort along with safety. Fine fabric upholstery dresses the seats, making for a well refined experience. Aside from all of this, there are 3 assist grips, a needle punch floor carpet, a rear luggage shelf, and a vanity mirror in the sun visor, all of which together deliver the most exhaustively fun ride experience for the passengers all through the drive.
Engine and Performance:
Armed with this hatch is a 793cc oil-burner. This motor is incorporated with 2 cylinders, which contain 4 valves each. Coming to the specifications area, it brings out a power of 47bhp at 3500rpm, coupled with a torque of 125Nm at 2000rpm. The working of the engine is fulfilled through a 5 speed manual transmission, which brings flawless shifting and improved performance to the feet of the driver.
Braking and Handling:
The front brakes have been strengthened with the presence of ventilated discs, while the rear ones are equipped with drums. Coming to the chassis arrangement, the front axle is rigged with a McPherson strut, while the rear has a coupled beam axle. Coil springs have been mounted onto both the axles, helping to enhance the drive stability and reduce strains during the drive. The power steering also works to improve the ride stability, while the same time, making for a more hassle free experience for the driver.
The cabin also has 5 drink holders, a day/night interior rear view mirror, and a tachometer. The air conditioning system comes along with a heater, giving passengers a more fulfilling experience. Also present is a security system, a central door lock, a fuel lid opener, and electric windows at the front and rear. Power steering also makes for a more convenient drive. Some other notable features from the vehicle's design includes a low fuel warning lamp, headlamp on reminder, a glove box lid and an accessory socket. All of this together guarantees the most uncompromising experience to the passengers.
Airbags are present at the front, providing the best shielding for the driver and the co passenger. Aside from this, the vehicle has been programmed with the anti lock braking system, which protects the vehicle from skidding. 2 point seatbelts secure the rear occupants. Coming in addition to all of this are a head light leveling function, a high mounted stop lamp, child proof rear door locks, a rear window demister, and an immobilizer which acts as a guard for the vehicle as well.
1. Presence of airbags is a bonus.
2. Attractive exterior cosmetics.
1. Interior space could be improved.
2. Its weak engine power could deter buyers.