The next-gen Maruti Suzuki Celerio is scheduled to launch in October and its an all-new car from the ground up with fresh styling, increased dimensions, more powerful engine and a more features as well.
There are many new car launches lined up ahead for the festive season but if there’s one that’s not being talked about much, then its the next-gen Maruti Suzuki Celerio. Yes, Maruti Suzuki is readying the next-gen Celerio for a launch in October this year and it is an all-new car from the ground up and not just a mere facelift. The next-gen Maruti Suzuki Celerio was recently spied testing in India and here’s all you need to know about it.
The first-gen Celerio has been on sale in India since 2014. This second-gen model will boast of a completely new styling, although we cannot comment about it much at this point of time as the spied test mule is heavily wrapped in camouflage. What we do know is that the second-gen Celerio will sit on the Heartect platform, the same that underpins the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R.
We also know that the second-gen Celerio will be significantly bigger than the model it replaces. According to reports, it will have a longer wheelbase and a wider cabin and the increased dimensions can somewhat be made out from the spy shots as well. The Celerio will boast of a completely new interior design as well. Details are scarce currently but its safe to assume that it will share a lot of parts with other Maruti Suzuki cars and higher trims of the Celerio will also come with the latest iteration of the SmartPlay Studio touchscreen infotainment system.
There will be major updates under the hood as well. While the current-gen car is solely powered by a 1.0-litre petrol engine, the new Celerio will get two engine options just like the Wagon R. The 1.0-liter petrol engine will obviously be retained but there will likely be a more powerful 1.2-litre K-series petrol engine as well. Transmission options will continue to include the 5-speed manual and the AMT automatic gearbox as well.
The Maruti Suzuki Celerio competes against the likes of the Tata Tiago and the Hyundai Santro. However, with its increased dimensions, more powerful engine and a more spacious and feature equipped cabin, it could also give some competition to the likes of the Hyundai Grand i10. Obviously with such a lot of updates, prices of the Celerio is also expected to go up by a fair margin.