The Celerio is a small car from Maruti Suzuki in the hatchback range. Itcomes as a replacement for the A-Star and the Zen Estilo, which weren’t performing well in the Indian market. It mainly plugs the gap between the Wagon R and the Ritz with its practical interior and a decent equipment listThe first impression of the Celerio is that of a spacious hatchback and the Celerio is quite good in that department as it has the tallboy-like character. The common Suzuki front fascia is present. The rear styling too resembles the A-Star design to some extent. The celery comes in petrol, diesel and also a CNG option. The petrol is a 1.0-liter engine developing 59bhp of power and 78Nm of torque. This engine offers a CNG option. The other engine is a 800cc twin-cylinder unit that has 47bhp of power and 125Nm of torque. The Celerio comes in Lxi/LDi, VXi/VDi and ZXi/ZDi trim levels. There is also an option of an AMT (automated manual transmission)
The Celerio is 3.6-metres long, 1.6-metres wide and 1.5-metres high. Its silhouette is typical of a Suzuki hatchback, but the fascia and the design is completely new. The front design is part of Suzuki’s new design language, with a curved twin slat grille between the headlamps. The headlamp console and the front bumper are angular giving it a modern look.
The shoulder-line and waist-line are quite bold. The top-end variant gets decent alloy wheels. The rear is typical Maruti with the tail lamp cluster similar to that of the bigger siblings and is quite reminiscent of the A-Star. The car looks more compact from the rear.
The interior of the Celerio is brand new and unlike any previous model from Maruti. It looks contemporary for the price tag it comes for. It is certainly worth the buck. The Celerio’s dual-tone dashboard with beige and black colours and top-notch finish really looks premium.
The Celerio’s dual-tone seats also look stylish. The space offered in the front row is good enough for tall people and the seats have decent support too. The space for the rear passengers is welcome with good headroom and kneeroom. It is certainly good and comfortable too, but the limited thigh support could have been better.
Engine and Performance
The petrol Celerio is available in manual and AMT transmissions. Both gearboxes are mated to a 1.0-liter engine that produces 67bhp of power and 90Nm torque. Maruti Suzuki also offers a CNG variant with a manual transmission and this makes 59bhp of power. The manual is a standard five-speed unit available with all Maruti products in that range. The AMT unit, meanwhile, is a segment first, offering the interface of an AT gearbox on a manual.
The diesel variant, on the other hand, is powered by a compact 793cc, 2-cylinder diesel engine with a turbocharger. Featuring four valves per cylinder, this engine is all aluminium and produces 46bhp of power and 125Nm of torque. The diesel Celerio offers a claimed fuel efficiency of 27.62kmpl, making it the most fuel-efficient car in the country.
The petrol Celerio has a 1.0-liter engine developing 59bhp of power and 78Nm of torque.The engine has adequate power and pulls the light car pretty well. The diesel engine is a 800cc twin-cylinder unit that has 47bhp of power and 125Nm of torque. The Celerio has an electronic steering which is pretty light and makes it convenient to drive in city. The ride is pliant at low and city speeds, however it does get a bit jittery at higher speeds. The handling too is good enough for city driving, but is not too bad for the highway either.
The petrol Celery returns 23.1 km/l and the diesel Celery returns a fuel efficiency of 27.62kmpl. The Celerio has the most fuel efficient diesel engine in the country.
Safety and Security
The Celerio offers a driverside airbag and ABS on the top-end ZXi/ZDi version in addition it also has central locking. It has an immobiliser standard across all variants. and seat belt warning.
- Interior layout
- Engine performance
- Fuel efficient
- Below average build
- Expensive diesel