Maruti Suzuki, after launching the facelift of the Celerio earlier this year, has given its B-segment contender another shot in the arm. Maruti has finally launched the Celerio Cross aka CelerioX. The new Maruti CelerioX (Cross) is a pseudo-crossover that will try to benefit from the ever growing craze for SUVs and SUV-ish cars. You can find all the details on the upcoming Maruti Suzuki CelerioX in this post here.
Giving a validation to the car’s crossover aspirations is a plastic body cladding and roof rails. The car gets new Solid Paprika Orange and Caffeine Brown paint schemes too. The Maruti CelerioX (Cross) made its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show. There isn’t any change in the specifications or the mileage. Akin to the regular model, the Celerio Cross comes with the same 1.0-litre K-series 3-cylinder petrol engine. The company doesn’t seem to have any plans of bringing the low-capacity 800cc 2-cylinder Diesel engine back to life. The petrol engine outputs a decent power-torque of 67 BHP-90 Nm. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual gearbox and a 5-speed AMT automatic. Expect both these options to be available on the X model.
|Maximum||Rs 5.42 Lakh|
The entry-level variant of the new Celerio Cross has a starting price of Rs 4.57 lakh. The fully-loaded trim costs Rs 5.50 lakh. Here is the full price list of the new CelerioX-
|Variants||Transmission||Ex-showroom Price Delhi (Rs)|
|Maximum Power||67 Bhp @ 6000 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||90 Nm @ 3500 rpm|
|Gearbox||5-Speed Manual Gearbox|
Like we told you, the new pseudo-crossover will be available with a petrol engine option only. It will be the same petrol engine that powers the current car. Yes, we are talking about the very likable K10B 1.0-litre, three-cylinder engine that produces a maximum power of 67 BHP along with a peak torque of 90 Nm. Maruti is currently offering a CNG variant as well. However, it doesn’t look like the Cross model would get this fuel option anytime soon. The motor comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission as standard and a 5-speed AMT automatic as optional. Safely expect both the transmission choices to make it to the new car.
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd is one carmaker who truly understands the mileage-conscious car buyers. Currently, this B-segment hatchback offers a claimed mileage of 23.1 KMPL. Chances are that the company will re-tune the engine to offer slightly higher mileage for the X (Cross) version. Hence, we expect the upcoming Maruti to have a claimed average mileage of 24 KMPL.
The new car looks both more modern and more rugged. The highlight of the exterior is a plastic body cladding that gives the CelerioX a rugged look. Also, thanks to a higher ground clearance, the car will boast a bolder stance. Also new to the exterior are a set of restyled bumpers with faux skid plates and new foglamps. The B-pillars are blacked-out. While there isn’t be any major change in the design, the styling updates are sufficient to give the hatchback almost a new identity. Rounding off the updates are the stylish black alloy wheels. The new model will be available in new vibrant paint schemes, viz-
Even the cabin won’t get a large number of changes. However, some minor changes do succeed in making the interior fresher. The dashboard and other plastic panels, for instance, get an all-black look. Also, there are white inserts to add some jazz. The upholstery is new, too. Other than this, the interior remains pretty much the same. The Celerio offers decent space for four occupants and the tallboy-ish architecture lends the cabin an airy feel. The top-end model will offer features like a Bluetooth-enabled audio system, multi-function steering wheel, and dual front airbags. Together with the new features that the Celerio Cross will offer, the upcoming model’s interior is likely to offer a highly likableinterior setup.
|Overall Length||3,600 mm|
|Overall Width||1,600 mm|
|Overall Height||1,560 mm|
So, what’s your view of the new Maruti CelerioX (Cross)? Do you think that the updated hatchback will be able to fend off the heat from its rivals? Are you willing to pay a price premium for the new features that this car will come with? Share your views with us by penning them down in the comments section below. Also, watch this space for latest news on the launch of the Maruti Suzuki Celerio Cross.