This car is now OFFICLIAL. Yes, India’s most affordable car is now not far away from hitting the roads. Maruti Suzuki who is deeply known as manufacturer in great volumes has now unleashed the power of Celerio; good news isn’t? Wednesday can literally be Suzuki’s day as the launch happened here in Delhi. The car has been priced at Rs 4.65 lakh ex-showroom Delhi for its base variant.
Maruti Suzuki celerio, when launched, was the first car in India to come equipped with an automated manual transmission. However, there have been few claims that will it empower in both Manual and AMT transmission. But as far as concerned, for time being they have stopped the production of AMT transmission.
The company has claimed that the car will give a mileage of 27.62 kmpl. The diesel Celerio is powered by an 800cc engine which is the smallest diesel engine on offer on a car in India. The car produces 47bhp power and a peak torque of 125nm.
There were so many happy faces sighted and one being the MD & CEO, “Celerio, powered by DDiS 125 engine is India’s most fuel efficient car. This is also the first diesel engine designed and developed by Suzuki Motor Corporation,” said Kenichi Ayukawa, MD & CEO Maruti Suzuki.
Maruti Suzuki and its suppliers have invested over INR 900 crores for the development of the DDiS 125 engine, and it is made in India with a localization of 97 percent. The 89 kg engine ensures in a light kerb weight of the Celerio diesel, which tips the scale at 900 kg for the top-end variant.
The car will have three trims – LDi, VDi, ZDi and ZDi(Opt) which have been priced at Rs 4.65 lakh, Rs 4.95 lakh, Rs 5.25 lakh and Rs 5.71 lakh respectively. The car will come in 6 colours – Sunshine Grey, Blazing Red, Cerulean Blue, Pearl Arctic White, Silky Silver, and Glistening Grey.
4wheelreviews here believes that this launch will draw many eyes. The target groups are the ones who are looking for a trusted carmaker. Celerio, inevitably tops the list.
1. Maruti Celerio diesel LDi – INR 4.65 lakhs
2. Maruti Celerio diesel VDi – INR 4.95 lakhs
3. Maruti Celerio diesel ZDi – INR 5.25 lakhs
4. Maruti Celerio diesel ZDi (O) – INR 5.71 lakhs
[Note: All prices are ex-Showroom, New Delhi.]