Maruti Suzuki Celerio Mileage and Performance - What to Expect
Fresh from the production line, the 'Celerio' from Maruti Suzuki has been much talked about in recent times. The fresh hatchback is slated for release at the upcoming Auto Expo 2014 event. The car features a new innovative technology called as the automated manual transmission. It is said that the manual gear system would be retained, but the clutch pedal mechanism has been eliminated. In simpler terms, this means that you get to shift gears without using a clutch, the experience is similar to driving an automatic transmission vehicle.
As per sources, the Maruti Suzuki hatchback featuring automated manual transmission technology shall be called as 'EZDrive'. Cars featuring fully automatic gearbox technology are known to deliver lower fuel efficiency, and it is also said that cars with fully automatic mechanism feature heavier overall body weight. On the other hand, this new automated manual transmission technology is stated to deliver a better efficiency and does not add considerable weight on the car. Surprisingly, the new Celerio is reported to be 5 percent more efficient than a regular manual version car. Moreover, the absence of clutch pedal makes the car even more interesting and comfortable within the city where you may be stuck for hours in a stop-and-go traffic situation. Furthermore, the driver gets to shift gears in a fully automatic mode or sequentially. This car's unique hydraulic system allows the driver to shift gears without needing a clutch. The Celerio comes with a 1.0 litre, 3 cylinder K-series petrol engine that churns out amazing power output of 67 bhp at 90 Nm max torque. As per sources, the car is expected to deliver a mileage of over 20 kmpl.
The new hatchback provides with ample headroom and legroom for the buyers. Higher ground clearance is also something which has been typical of Maruti since years, allowing you to navigate over high bumps with ease. The suspensions have also been designed as per Indian conditions, it isn't exactly comfortable, but indeed is good enough for local conditions. The front grill is smarter than the other current line from Maruti, and features bold headlamps that gives it a distinctive look. Furthermore, the external body contours are fairly decent for an economical hatchback, the body-paint and shades offered is also perfectly in-sync with the local conditions.
Maruti-Suzuki being one of the oldest brands in the country has built a strong reputation for itself. The Indian car manufacturer know exactly what a regular consumer would require. Reliability and efficiency have laid a strong foundation for their cars. Banking on their customer loyalty numbers, it is anticipated that the Maruti Celerio EZDrive may perform well in the Indian market.