Let’s take a comprehensive look at the design, features, price and other key details of the Maruti Celerio X and see what makes the hatchback different from the regular Celerio.
Maruti has been the king of the segment when it comes to hatchbacks. It has pioneered the art of creating hatchbacks which are fit for the Indian market. With a comfortable and consistent lead in the market share, Maruti Celerio X was launched. The Celerio X has a design which is different from the regular Celerio and seems sportier and jacked up.
The Celerio X had a lot to promise and deliver for the Indian consumer. Let’s begin with a comprehensive study of the car and all the things it has to offer to the Indian car market.
The exterior of the car essentially looks like the regular Celerio with some cosmetic changes which differentiate the two. Maruti Celerio X has a more aggressive look with the blackened bumper in the front with a skid plate. The headlights are the same and it has a gloss black grille upfront. The housing for the foglamps is integrated into a gloss back panel too. It makes the car look aggressive and sportier than the regular Celerio.
Coming to the sides, it gets plastic cladding giving it a macho appeal. It has black treatment on the 14-inch wheels which looks sporty and the black roof rails also add a nice touch. Moreover, there is gloss black treatment on the ORVMs as well and all of these cosmetic changes when combined, make the Celerio X visually appealing.
The rear looks more or less, similar to the regular Celerio and has the least cosmetic changes. The taillights are similar to the Celerio with a rear wiper washer in place. It misses out on a rear spoiler which would’ve been a nice touch. However, it gets plastic cladding on the bumper which helps in enhancing the visual appeal. Overall, the Celerio X looks striking and trumps the Celerio in the design department.
Interior and Features
The Celerio X gets an all-black interior when compared with the dual-tone black and beige combination on the regular Celerio. The all-black interior boosts the sporty appeal of the car. The quality and fit and finish levels are identical to the ones on the regular Celerio. Hard plastics are used in plenty with the cabin feeling decently put together. It misses out on a touchscreen which would’ve been a nice touch and is almost necessary nowadays.
The seats are decently comfortable with adequate cushioning and support, although, it misses out on adjustable headrests. Also, the door panels are only good for keeping documents and there is no space to keep water bottles. The instrument cluster is pretty basic with analogue dials for the odometer and speedometer, along with a small display for the multi-information screen.
Since, it is an entry-level hatchback, Maruti Celerio X gets sufficient features which justify the price point. Some of them include, adjustable steering, 12V power outlet, keyless entry, rear parking sensors, electronically adjustable ORVMs, integrated 2DIN audio with Bluetooth connectivity and much more.
Performance and Ride Quality
The Celerio X comes with the same engine which does duty on the regular Celerio. The 1.0-litre petrol engine produces 67 bhp and 90 Nm of torque. Initial pickup from the motor is brisk and the engine feels fairly peppy at city speeds. It is fairly refined and NVH (Noise Vibration Harshness) levels are low. It is not a highway car but could do occasional highway runs without a hitch. Moreover, this engine is very frugal and reliable because it is used in many other Maruti cars. The ride quality is on the stiffer side and bumps may filter through to the cabin, however, this translates to great high-speed stability. The steering feels direct and has sufficient feel and feedback.
Talking about the rear seat, it is a decent place to be in. There is sufficient kneeroom and headroom, but under-thigh support is poor and will be a problem for taller passengers. It is not a very wide car so seating three adults at the back would not be a good option. It is best suited for four adults and a child at max. The ride quality is on the stiffer side and potholes might filter through to the cabin. However, high-speed stability is good and exudes confidence.
Maruti Celerio X gets a decent amount of safety kit. Some of which include ABS with EBD, child safety locks, driver and passenger airbags, side and front impact beams, engine immobilizer, crash sensor, pretensioners and force limiter seat belts and anti-theft device.
Below is the variant wise price list for the Maruti Celerio X.
|VXI||Rs 5.11 Lakhs|
|VXI O||Rs 5.20 Lakhs|
|ZXI||Rs 5.39 Lakhs|
|AMT VXI||Rs 5.61 Lakhs|
|AMT VXI O||Rs 5.70 Lakhs|
|ZXI O||Rs 5.79 Lakhs|
|AMT ZXI||Rs 5.89 Lakhs|
|AMT ZXI O||Rs 5.91 Lakhs|
Maruti Celerio X is a hatchback which has some cosmetic updates from the regular Celerio. It has all the right ingredients to be a successful offering. The cosmetic bits might appeal to some people and some might like the regular Celerio, but this doesn’t negate the fact that it is a brilliant package overall. A person looking to buy a sporty hatchback should definitely consider this vehicle as it ticks all the right boxes and will make you stand out from the crowd.