Let’s take a comprehensive look at the design, features, prices and other important details of the Maruti Suzuki Celerio and understand how good of an offering it is for the consumers.
Maruti Suzuki has a lot of cars in the hatchback line-up and it becomes difficult for other cars in the segment to match the sales figures. Maruti Suzuki Celerio is one such vehicle that did not sell much when compared to other vehicles in the line-up. However, when comparing the figures to other hatchbacks of different brands, the Celerio is right up there with the competition. With an update due for a long time, the 2021 Maruti Suzuki Celerio was launched.
This time around, the vehicle underwent a complete makeover with an all-new exterior and interior design. The car looks fresh and modern from all angles and is ready to take on the competition yet again. It has a new engine under the hood for improved performance and dynamics. Also, the fuel economy figures are set to improve as well. Maruti Suzuki Celerio will go against the likes of the Tata Tiago and Hyundai Santro.
The front of the Celerio has been revamped completely and now looks a bit aggressive and fresh. It has a chrome line on the front grille and the bonnet has also been extended a bit. It only gets halogen headlamps and foglamps. There are some cuts and creases on the lower half of the front bumper to give it some character and visual appeal.
Talking about the sides, it now comes with a more proportionate stance but the door handles have been changed. The design of the door handles will remind you of the cars which used to come earlier and it is strange that they went with this design in this day and age. It gets 15-inch blacked-out alloy wheels which enhance the look of the vehicle.
Coming to the rear, the design becomes a bit subtle and conventional. It gets halogen taillights and also gets a request sensor on the tailgate which is a nice touch. There are no funky elements used at the rear and the design is very minimalistic. Overall, the Maruti Suzuki Celerio looks fresh and proportionate now with some good designing elements on the outside.
Interior and Features
Maruti Suzuki Celerio has an all-black cabin theme and the design of the dashboard has been changed completely. Hard plastics are used all over the cabin which is expected at this price point and the quality levels are decent. The instrument cluster is part-digital and displays information related to mileage and trips along with the tachometer. There is an analogue dial for the speed which is similar to other Maruti vehicles. The steering wheel is similar to the one on the Maruti Ignis and so is the 7-inch touchscreen. However, the control for the power windows is just below the screen which is an awkward placement. The seats are comfortable with ample cushioning and support for long journeys.
When it comes to the features list, the outgoing vehicle only had the necessary kit which justified the price point. The new Celerio is more or less the same but has some extra features here and there, which try to justify the pricing of this vehicle. Some of them include adjustable steering, keyless entry, push-button start, voice control, height adjustable driver seat, 7-inch touchscreen with apple carplay and android auto. The list is not very extensive but is enough for an entry-level hatchback and justifies the price range it sits in. On a larger scale, there is as such no feature missing in this vehicle at the segment it sits in.
Performance and Ride Quality
Maruti Suzuki Celerio comes with a 1.0-litre; 3-cylinder petrol engine which produces 65 bhp and 89 Nm of torque. The figures on paper might be meagre but in real-world conditions, this motor performs well. It has adequate power for city driving and can also do occasional highway runs. Being a 3-cylinder motor, there is some amount of noise inside the cabin but the general NVH levels are well-contained. The Celerio comes with a 5-Speed manual or a 5-Speed AMT and both of them perform well, considering the segment. There is some amount of lag which is associated with AMTs but apart from that, gear shifts are smooth and manageable in day-to-day driving.
Shining some light on the rear seat of the vehicle, it has a decent amount of space. There is adequate kneeroom and headroom with under-thigh support a little lacking. Considering the width of the car, three adults would be a tight squeeze but two adults and a child would sit comfortably. There are no AC vents at the rear like the Santro which is a nifty feature in summers. The suspension setup on this vehicle is a bit on the stiffer side, some sharp edges and bad patches of road might filter through to the cabin but this translates into good high-speed stability. The feedback from the steering is just about adequate and is lite at city speeds.
Maruti Suzuki uses high-intensity steel in their cars to improve safety and inspire confidence in every drive. Considering the segment, it does have many safety features but some of them include, ABS with EBD, central locking, dual airbags, adjustable seats, hill assist and parking sensors.
Here is the trim-wise price list for Maruti Suzuki Celerio.
|LXI||Rs 4.99 Lakhs|
|VXI||Rs 5.63 Lakhs|
|ZXI||Rs 5.94 Lakhs|
|VXI AMT||Rs 6.13 Lakhs|
|ZXI AMT||Rs 6.44 Lakhs|
|ZXI Plus||Rs 6.44 Lakhs|
|ZXI Plus AMT||Rs 6.94 Lakhs|
Maruti Suzuki Celerio has been completely revamped on the exterior and interior. The new design is fresh, striking and a bit aggressive. The vehicle looks more proportionate than before and the interior poses an all-black cabin with changes in the overall design. The petrol engine has adequate punch for the city and is a frugal motor. It has adequate space inside and could be a suitable vehicle for a family of four. If you are looking to buy a hatchback, do consider the Maruti Suzuki Celerio.
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