Maruti Suzuki Celerio - Petrol Vs CNG

Saturday 14 June 2014, 11:49 AM by

The Celerio hatchback from Indian carmaker Maruti Suzuki has been an instant hit for its manual as well as AMT technology. Celerio reportedly crossed the 35,000 sales mark within just about two months post launched in the Indian market. The car is avialable in manual as well Automated Manual transmission technology. The key factor that made it a grand success is the lucrative starting price tag of Rs. 4,36,677 (Ex-showroom Mumbai) for the Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) technology version. Recently, Maruti has also launched Celerio in CNG variant at an attractive price tag of Rs 4.92 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai).

The Celerio comes with EZDrive technology which is a comfortable replacement of the manual shift. The Auto Gear Shift system 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. Some of the factors that are responsible for higher efficiency is the optimized compression ratio, reduced frictional losses, low viscosity engine oil, and re-designed valves and springs.

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Maruti Suzuki Celerio - Petrol Vs CNG

The new CNG variant also uses the current 1.0-litre K-Series engine, that generates about 68 Ps of power with about 90 Nm of torque. 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.

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. News has now been doing rounds that Celerio may be launched in diesel version soon. Based on unconfirmed reports, 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.

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