With a starting price of Rs 3.7 lac and a claimed economy of 23.1kmpl, the Maruti Celerio has all the ingrediants to be India's new best selling car
The Maruti Celerio is a step-up from both the A-Star and the Estilo hatchback. Having lost ground in this segment to other rivals, the Celerio is Maruti's weapon to regain the lost glory. Ofcourse it will also eat into the sales of the Wagon R but on the whole, it will help Maruti gain traction in the Rs 4-5 lac hatchback category.
At 3600mm in length, 1600mm in width and 1560mm in height, the Celerio is 100mm longer and 70mm taller than the A-Star. Its wheelbase is also 65mm longer than both the A-Star and the Estilo - this has in turn allowed Maruti to liberate more room on the inside which is now comparable to cars like the Honda Brio.
The Celerio also benefits from a bigger boot (235 litres as compared to 212 for Estilo and a mere 129 for the A-Star). On the engine front, the Celerio comes with the same 1.0-litre K10 engine that does duty in a number of Maruti cars and as well as with a 800cc, two cylinder diesel engine.
The petrol engine in the light weight Celerio has brisk performance for both city and highway use. True to most Maruti offerings, the Celerio excels on the fuel economy front as well with a rated economy of 23.1kmpl from the petrol engine and X from the diesel engine.
Steering mounted controls, airbags and ABS are all provided as option.
The Celerio is a good all round product and its powertrain options make it even more tempting for those looking for a practical, affordable and economical hatchback.
The interiors of the Maruti Suzuki Celerio are on par with that of other Maruti Suzuki and so are equipment levels. The entry-level LXi variant comes with power steering and air conditioning only while the car gets a fourth ZXi Optional variant packs in all the bells and whistles such as power windows, stereo with steering mounted controls, door trim fabric, driver’s seat height adjust, rear parcel shelf, electric ORVMs, tachometer and tilt steering. Interior space is adequate with lots of headroom and adequate leg room while the width of the car limits comfort for three on the rear seat.
The Maruti Celerio comes equipped with a good equipment list that adds convenience
Quality of materials inside the cabin of the Maruti Suzuki Celerio could have been better
Maruti Celerio has 235 liters of boot space to store your small luggage and shopping bags.
Maruti Celerio has a big large center dial for speedometer in its instrument console.
Maruti Celerio has a easy to use gear lever finished in grey color. It is well within the reach of the driver.
Maruti Celerio has 2 cup holders which can be used to hold bottles of water as well. It is located after the gear lever between the front seats. The automatic models do not have cup holders
Maruti Celerio has a spacious glovebox that you can use to store your important papers small items and files.
Maruti Celerio has a 2 DIN audio system plays CD/MP3 comes with bluetooth for telephone, Aux-in, USB compatibility and steering mounted audio controls. It also brings powerful speakers as well.
Maruti Celerio has a manually operable Air conditioner with heater functionality. It is powerful and will keep the interiors cool in summers.
Maruti Celerio has no arm rests in any of the variants of the car.
Maruti Celerio gets front air vents that circulate the air sufficiently inside the cabin area and keep it cool.
Maruti Celerio seats get fabric upholstery which looks good while the seats themselves have good level of comfort.
Maruti Celerio has ample leg room for taller passengers.
Maruti Celerio has sufficient knee room for taller passengers.
Maruti Celerio has ample shoulder space and will seat 5 passengers in all comfortably inside the car.
Maruti Celerio has ample head room inside for the passengers sitting in the front and rear seats.
The 3 spoke steering wheel is comfortable to hold and comes with audio controls mounted on it.
Maruti Celerio has power windows only inthe VXi and ZXi variants and this feature is not available in the LXi variant of the car.
Maruti Celerio will come with keyless entry in the top variant while the base variant will miss out on this feature.
Maruti Celerio comes with MID (Multi-Information Display) along with the regular warning lamps.
The Celerio does not much design to mit. Maruti has used chrome on the grille generously but that's it. The looks of the Celerio remin you of the ALTO 800 and the A-star.
The fit and finish of the exteriors of the Maruti Suzuki Celerio is good
The Maruti Suzuki Celerio could have done with more exciting styling
Maruti Celerio brings a clean front end design with its well shaped headlamps and slightly sporty looking front fascia. It has twin slat grille in chrome along with body colored bumper with fog lamps integrated into it.
Maruti Celerio has a modern rear design which looks quite fresh and appealing and it seems to be in proportion with the rest of the car.
Maruti Celerio has a striking side profile and it is a good looking hatchback.
Maruti Celerio has a ground clearance of 165mm which is sufficient to go over bad roads and speed breakers easily.
Maruti Celerio has body colored bumpers across all variants.
Maruti Celerio has auto headlamps which look good with very good visibility in the night.
Maruti Celerio has tail lamps with rear fog lamp and reflector integrated.
Maruti Celerio will come with fog lamps in the top end ZXi variant only.
Maruti Celerio comes with grippy 155/80 R-13 tyres that ensure a good ride quality
Maruti Celerio comes with Alloy wheels on Auto Gear Shift variants only.
Maruti Celerio brings Electrically operated Outside Rear View Mirrors on the top variant only while other variants get manually operated ORVMS.
Maruti Celerio will be available in seven colors.
Maruti Celerio comes with rear windshield wiper in the top end variant.
Maruti Celerio does not come with roof rails on any variant.
Maruti Celerio does not come with sun roof on any variant
Maruti Celerio has a roof mounted rear spoiler.
Maruti Celerio does not come with side steps on any variant
Maruti Celerio comes with a full-size spare wheel which is kept under the boot.
The Celerio is powered by the compaby's 1.0 litre K10B engine that is responsive throughout the powerband and likes to be revved. The automatic model can do with faster gearshift and is a bit jerky at times, the gearbox is responsive when put in manual mode though. The diesel engine offeres adequate performance for in-city use.
The engine of the Maruti Suzuki Celerio likes to be revved
Engine noise becomes harsh at the higher end of the power band
Maruti Celerio is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 kmph in approximately 6.22 seconds for the Manual Transmission version while the Auto Gear Shift version will do the same in 6.75 seconds.
Maruti Celerio will have a top speed of around 150 kmph
Maruti Celerio has very good in-gear acceleration thanks to the torque spread across the gears
Maruti Celerio has a smooth shifting gearbox in both manual and auto gear shift variants.
Maruti Celerio produces 67 Bhp of power at 6000 rpm
Maruti Celerio makes 90 Nm of torque at 3500 rpm
Maruti Celerio has satisfactory NVH levels which ensures a comfortable driving experience.
ARAI tested mileage of the Celerio is at 23.1 km/litre. IN real life we got 15.7 km/litre in the city on the display meter. The diesel returns a phenomenal 27.62 km/l.
Real life fuel efficiency is very good from both engines
|Green VXI||31.79 kmpl|
|Green VXI Optional||31.79 kmpl|
|LDI Optional||27.62 kmpl|
|VDI Optional||27.62 kmpl|
|ZDi Option||27.62 kmpl|
|LXI Optional||23.1 kmpl|
|LXI AT||23.1 kmpl|
|VXI Optional||23.1 kmpl|
|LXI AT Optional||23.1 kmpl|
|VXI AT||23.1 kmpl|
|VXI AT Optional||23.1 kmpl|
|ZXI Optional||23.1 kmpl|
|ZXI AT||23.1 kmpl|
|ZXI AT Optional||23.1 kmpl|
The Maruti Suzuki Celerio has an ARAI rated fuel efficiency figure of 23.1 km/l.
The Maruti Suzuki Celerio diesel has an ARAI rated fuel efficiency figure of 27.62 km/l.
The Maruti Suzuki Celerio has an ARAI rated fuel efficiency figure of 23.1 km/l.
Maruti Celerio will deliver approximately 16 kmpl under normal city driving conditions.
Maruti Celerio will deliver approximately 20.5 kmpl under normal highway driving conditions.
Maruti Celerio has an ARAI rated fuel efficiency of 23.1 kmpl
Maruti Celerio has a tank capacity of 35 liters which gives it an effective range of approximately 650-700 kms on a full tank.
The Maruti Suzuki Celerio has positive road manners and braking is good. There are no airbags or ABS in the VXi AMT version.
The Maruti Suzuki Celerio has safe and predictable road manners.
Only the top-end ZXi variant of the Maruti Suzuki Celerio gets anti-lock brakes
Maruti Celerio has good handling characteristics and is able to go over undulations and bumps without unsettling the passengers too much.
Maruti Celerio has front disc brakes and rear drum brakes and the top end variant will get ABS.
Maruti Celerio will come with driver side airbag in the top end ZXi variant with co-passenger side airbag as optional equipment.
Maruti Celerio comes with ABS in the top end ZXi variant.
Maruti Celerio does not come with Traction Control
The Maruti Suzuki Celerio comes with coil spring suspension at the front and rear. The front suspension has a McPherson strut suspension at the front while it has a coupled torsion beam axle at the rear.
The Maruti Suzuki Celerio has a comfortable ride at slow speeds and tracks well in a straight line at high speeds
The Maruti Suzuki Celerio's rear suspension feels softly sprung at high speeds
Maruti Celerio has a comfortable ride quality with its absorbing seats that provide good support to the back and ample space in the cabin to stretch your legs.
Maruti Celerio has Mac Pherson Strut for front suspension
Maruti Celerio has coupled torsion beam for rear suspension
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Pros Great Interiors,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,
Cons Average Looks,Average Performance,
I recently bought the automatic version of the Maruti Suzuki Celerio and I have to say that I am very happy with the car. This new automated manual transmission is a good system to be implemented. Because it is essentially the manual gearbox, it has allowed the company to price the automatic version of the car more affordably as compared to the conventional price gap between automatic versions of other cars. The car drives relatively well, the only glitch of the new gearbox is sudden jolts during gearchanges that occur sometimes. The engine of the Maruti Celerio is good and has adequate performance with good fuel economy. And the fact that the automatic version of the Celerio is as fuel efficient as the manual model, only makes the Celerio automatic an even more attractive proposition. The Maruti Suzuki Celerio is also a comfortable car to be in. There is plenty of cabin space and the seats are large and offer generous comfort. It can seat five people in comfort. The boot is also big and a couple of soft bags can be fitted in comfortably. The boot can also be opened conveniently with the handle located on the outside. I have the VXi model of the Maruti Celerio and while it offers reasonable equipment, it would have been even better if there was the option of a top ZXi automatic model of the car.
110 of 125 users found this review helpful.
Pros Good Performance,Fuel Efficiency,
Cons Average Looks,
My friend has just bought a new Celerio (AMT) version and I drove it yesterday. While my friend is very happy with the purchase due to the low cost AMT or automatic system, I still find my Wagon R a much better vehicle. For an all new car, Maruti could have made the Celerio a better looking hatchback. It has a light feel to it and space at the back is also not good for 3 people. Fuel economy is good, the same Wagon R engine is also good but it doesnt give you a very special feeling for an all new vehicle in the segment.
168 of 227 users found this review helpful.
I have booked for Celeraio zxi Blue on 6th of february 2014 on the day of Launching with Ms.Garuda Autocraft Pvt., Ltd., Bangalore. It is unfortunate the CAR is not delivered and I suspect whether it is being manufactured or not. In case it is under production still how many months it will take for delivery. without using the car no one can give review. Hope to get an replay from you
24 of 36 users found this review helpful.
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20 of 42 users found this review helpful.
Pros Good Performance,Comfort,
Cons Average Looks,
Went to test drive the car. The car styling is not that great i would say but it is fair enough. There are very less interior features . Music system is not present in versions below Zxi. The car is provided with much space inside and seat also gives adequate comfort. Dashboard of the car is decent however has a build quality isn't that great. The automatic drive or auto gear shift that the company boasts about is basically shifting the gears without the clutch that of-course will offer good comfort when riding in traffic and you will not have to stress you leg much. Adding this feature the car goes ahead from its competitors. Overall the car is decent and a value for money car.
54 of 58 users found this review helpful.
Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,Does not seem as a traditional Maruti Car
Cons ,Limited set of accessories, waiting period for some varients
Exterior Over all good looking car completely differs from the design of traditional Maruti cars which makes it special. This makes it feel its a better and refined product from Maruti. The vehicle may make a good buzz in this segment in the near future. Good thinking Maruti. Interior (Features, Space & Comfort) Great dual tone interiors !! making the car to feel bigger due to use of dual colour in the plastics. Car though is not a tall boy has a good height which makes it spacious and as compared to Wagon R. It has more width of nearly about 200mm which makes seating of three persons in the rear seat comfortable and easy. Great comfort by car at this price tag. The suspensions being not too steef and not too sensitive are relief giving. Engine Performance, Fuel Economy and Gearbox Good pickup and best fuel economy I dont't think there would be any another car out there giving a fuel economy as Celerio. ( Personally speaking I got about 21kmpl on the manual varient ) Car speeds up till 100kmph in 15 seconds although this parameter is only accountable to top end cars but Celerio at this price tag and specs is quite impressive. As the car is new the gearbox is little stiff.Good thind about the gearbox is it is stable since a lot of noise gets filtered off outside the cabin so very less noise inside. The position of the gearbox is also very comfortable. Expecting it would get smoother on more use. Ride Quality & Handling Very good ride quality the car is stable at high speeds on highways and is not fearsome as Wagon R. (Although Wagon R is only for city come and go ). Not being a tall boy as Wagon R the Celerio has its centre of gravity at a lower height from the ground which makes it a safer car at high speeds. Great stearing wheel. Final Words -- Best car and most probably would be the next super selling car by maruti. True value for money. Pride to own a brand new model of car. This car would successfully handle the competition into this price range and also competes with some of the cars of Maruti itself due to price overlapping. Areas of improvement -- Some set of accessories should come built in the car's Vxi Model and Zxi varient to be in Automatic. Waiting period for Automatic varient. Interior plastic quality.
108 of 115 users found this review helpful.
Pros Fuel Efficiency,
Cons Average Looks,
I purchased Celerio VXi manual from Kiran Motors, Chhani,Baroda, on 27th June 2014 and the total price with road tax came to around Rs.4.75 lac. I had a compliant about its mileage. The Co. claimed 23.1 kpl but I got only 11-14 inclusive of HW driving with AC. The mechanic from Kiran Motors visited to explain driving. After those tips by the mechanic, in city when I drove at 3040 speed in 2nd and 3rd gear with AC I still got 11-12 kmpl but the moment I switched off AC I got 15-17.7 kmpl depending upon road condition in 23 gear. Whereas on HW without AC I got 20-26 kmpl at 60 kmph speed in 5th gear. These figures are based on the Avg. shown in the meter. Thus, my complaint is resolved, if the meter shows correct average. But still, AC cuts around 10 km into your mileage. Again with Ac there is some problem when stopped at signal and started in the 2nd gear; the car does not rev as it does in Santro, i10 and other 1.1 lower range cars.
53 of 66 users found this review helpful.
Pros Fuel Efficiency,
Cons Average Looks,
The automated gear box is a blessing. I bought the celerio 2 days after its launch. I drive around in Bangalore city and its made my drive so much more comfortable. Its easy to drive and the fact that I dont have to press the clutch is very comforting. its a small car and manages way through traffic very easy. interiors do feel a little average but am happy with my purchase.
72 of 83 users found this review helpful.
Pros Fuel Efficiency,
Maruti cars have always been very efficient and my own Dzire gives me 19kmpl in Mumbai and 25kmpl on the highway. The Celerio Diesel will be a dream come true for every car user. Its a small car which is fit for urban use and if you get over 25kmpl in city limits, then this will sell like hot cakes. My main concern however is about the reliability of this new engine. Also, being a two cylinder engine, it might have high vibs and noise levels. Hope Maruti has worked on this front. If Maruti offers AMT gearbox with this diesel motor, then other car makers will loose sleep for sure! Lets see what comes our way in April 2015
1 of 1 users found this review helpful.
Pros Good Performance,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,Excellent ease of driving in Bangalore City.
Cons Average Looks,Looks aitn giving the wow factor, but for the price you pay it looks smart enough
I live in Bangalore. I bought the car 2 weeks ago (Celerio Automatic). I drive around 60kms a day. Great driving comfort and peppy. Good fuel economy. Seated 4 people comfortably the pick up was surprisingly decent. On manual mode the car gives you the added punch. Overall a great urban car. Cheers to Maruti. Best Regards Harsha
113 of 127 users found this review helpful.