Maruti Suzuki Celerio diesel expected to be priced under INR 6.0 Lakhs

Friday 01 August 2014, 17:22 PM by

The name Maruti Suzuki reminds of a brand with a strong history in the Indian automotive industry. The Indian carmaker is known to deliver budget friendly cars with higher fuel efficiency figures. Maruti Celerio launched earlier this year was an instant hit due to its revolutionary EZDrive technology. The Celerio hatchback with Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) technology from Maruti Suzuki had been launched at a very lucrative price tag of about Rs. 4,36,677 (Ex-showroom Mumbai). Owing to to its popularity the car-maker has brought-in a new CNG variant that has been rechristened as Celerio Green. The new Celerio CNG is available for sale in India at Rs 4.92 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai).

The new CNG variant uses the existing 1.0-litre K-Series engine, which generates about 68 Ps of power with about 90 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a five speed gearbox in manual transmission. Whereas, the Auto Gear Shift system version has no manual clutch and thus there are only two pedals. It is based on an electronic control unit which drives the precision hydraulic actuator to control the clutch engagement and the gear shifting. It also ensures that the gear and clutch operations happen at optimal timings. The hatchback is stated to be highly fuel efficient and delivers an impressive mileage of about 23.1 kmpl in petrol, whereas the CNG variant shall return a fuel economy of about 31.79 km/kg.

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Maruti Suzuki Celerio diesel expected to be priced under INR 6.0 Lakhs

As per a recent update the Celerio hatchback may receive a 800cc diesel engine. Currently the engine is at a development stage and the popular hatchback Celerio shall be the first one to receive it. When successful, it may find its way into the Eeco van as well. With the launch of the cars in a diesel variant, the Indian manufacturer aims at gaining an entry in commercial vehicle segment. The diesel version of Celerio hatchback is expected to be launched in early 2015.

The interiors in the Maruti Suzuki Celerio is said to be intelligently designed to maximize space and comfort. The rear seats get 60:40 split option known as 'XpanDesign' for more luggage space. The cabin space is neat and has a premium feel too it. Moreover, the occupants get ample headroom, legroom and shoulder-room for a comfortable travel. As for the pricing is concerned we expect the hatchback to be priced between Rs 4.75 lakh to Rs 5.75 lakh, thereby this could be the most affordable diesel hatchback from Maruti Suzuki in the country.

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