Not Most Fuel Efficient Petrol, Maruti Celerio Was Most Efficient Diesel Car Once!

Once upon a time, the Maruti Suzuki Celerio was the most efficient diesel car in the country in contrast to it being the most fuel-efficient petrol car, that it is. The Celerio has been around in our market for quite a few years now. Being true to the DNA of Maruti Suzuki cars in India, it used to be the most fuel-efficient car in the segment from back when it used to come powered by a diesel engine. Now, Maruti has launched the all-new Celerio in a petrol-only variant but the tag of “the most fuel-efficient car of India” still holds true. That is one of the major reasons why so many people opt for Maruti cars in our price-conscious market. The fuel prices, although have given some relief to the car owners, are still terribly high compared to just a year ago. To own a petrol car with low mileage is not an option anymore. Below is a brochure from back in the day when Maruti Celerio was marketed with the same slogan as today.

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Celerio Most Efficient Petrol

Celerio Most Efficient Petrol and Diesel

The brochure in the image above shows key highlights of the erstwhile Celerio with a diesel heart. Apart from the other performance and features, the main point of attraction is the 27.62 km/l mileage figure. That is indeed extremely high and it is no wonder that people took a liking to this car. The design was quite modern too, according to those standards. It was offered as a more luxurious alternative to the WagonR. But by 2021, it was beginning to show its age. Hence, a facelift was required. Maruti went one step ahead and even offered a brand new platform which allowed the overall dimensions of the Celerio to grow comprehensively. The interiors and features have also been enhanced as per today’s needs. It is not unfair to say that the 2021 Maruti Celerio is a completely updated car compared to the outgoing model from inside and out.

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Under the hood, there is a new 1.0-litre petrol engine that makes 67 hp and 90 Nm. This is a K10C unit that replaces the earlier unit but like the engine powering the older model, this one’s too available with 5-speed MT and AMT. Also, the new-gen Celerio is the best mileage petrol car in India with the VXI AGS version offering a stellar 26.68 kmpl. The prices of the Celerio range between Rs 4.99 lakh and Rs 6.94 lakh, ex-showroom. The rivals include the likes of Hyundai Santro.

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