Spied – New images of the Maruti Celerio available

Posted on: Jan 30, 2014 - 12:50pm IST

Maruti Suzuki will begin its new year by launching the Maruti Celerio at the Auto Expo that is to be inaugurated in Greater Noida on the 5th of February. The company has formally announced the start of bookings, and is highlighting the car’s features through its website.

Maruti Celerio red front spyshot
The Celerio receives its debut at the 2014 Auto Expo which begins on Feb 5 in Greater Noida.

Our friends at Autos Arena have a few more images from a dealership of the A-Star replacement. The car will launch in three variants – LXi, VXi and ZXi. According to reports, the LXi and ZXi trims would get AMT technology as an option.

Maruti Celerio red front three quarters spyshot

The top-end model would get ABS, height-adjustable driver seat, central locking, electrically adjustable door mirrors, tilt steering with audio buttons, Bluetooth telephony and a 2-DIN audio system with CD/USB/Aux support.

Maruti Celerio red rear spyshot
The Celerio is the global replacement to the Suzuki Alto (A-Star in India).

In the engine bay, the familiar 998 cc K Series petrol engine that develops 67 bhp @ 6,000 RPM and 9.1 kgm @ 3,500 RPM hums, pairing by default to a 5-speed manual transmission.

As for numbers, the car measures 3.6 m long, 1.6 m wide and stands 1.56 m tall, with a wheelbase of 2.42 m, a ground clearance of 165 mm and a boot capacity of 235 liters.

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18 thoughts on “Spied – New images of the Maruti Celerio available

  1. Dr. Nayak says:

    AMT is a good technology for pothole ridden, slow moving, traffic infested streets of India. The design part of this car sucks. It is a boring Japanese econobox design with little or no excitement. On safety; this car is not safe at any speed.

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  2. Gaurav says:

    Dhananjay. You really think maruti’s k10 is better than 1.2 kappa 2? & celerio has better drivabilty than Grand i10. Please refer to overdrive’s review of both, will clear things for you.

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    1. Dhananjayan says:

      I am not talking about the engine here sir!
      Definitely the Kappa is better than the K10. But what I am mentioning here are the poor handling and ride control of the Grand i10 and other Hyundai cars! I also admire Hyundai cars in terms of styling, interior quality and value! It is only that they really have to improve in terms of dynamics and handling.

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    2. Dhananjayan says:

      And by the way sir, I read Autocar, which is way better than the Overdrive.

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      1. Gaurav says:

        Well they are improving. If you know 2014 version of Hyundai verna has much better drive & stability. Similarly Grand i10 far better than i10. Though the stability on very high speeds isn’t as good as vw & fiat but still far better than maruti suzuki cars.

  3. SAI says:

    I AM A I10 USER BUT MARUTI IS ALWAYS VFM, SEMI-AUTOMATIC AT 4-5 LAKHS THAT TOO WITH 23.1 ARAI IS MIND BLOWING. WE INDIANS GET ATTRACTED TO THE AMERICAN, FOREIGN AND EUROPEAN DESIGNS BE IT ANYTHING AND END UP WITH UNWANTED EXPENDITURE AND NO RESALE VALUE.

    IT IS DEFINITELY GOING TO BE A BIG HIT AND ALL THOSE OTHER HATCH BACK MANUFACTURERS WILL HAVE A TOUGH TIME COMPETING WITH IT, NO MATTER HOW MUCH EVER FEATURES THEY INCLUDE…..MILEAGE MATTERS !

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  4. Ayyappan says:

    Sorry to say, the Celerio appears to be yet another boring and dated machine from the Maruti stable. But then, design has never been the forte of the small car manufacturer Suzuki and they bank on other strengths which works well in India.

    While Maruti seems to be the mass favorite in India, I don’t see an aspirational car in their line up. Swift was the only car that’s well put together from a design perspective but then it pales in comparison with the new Jazz. However, the YL1 / ‘Ciaz’ and the XA-Alpha concept seems to be in synch with the modern day requirements.

    More than 40% of Suzuki’s volumes come from India and they’re no longer present in mature markets like US. For Suzuki to be a truly global player they’ve to focus on creating new generation attractive machines.

    Sorry to say, the Grand i10 didn’t impress me too. The design appeared to be a mix and match of various Hyundai models. It lacked freshness and appeared way too familiar to be eye.

    It’s just that Maruti and Hyundai have acquired such brand loyalty in India that the fan boy attitude naturally makes a lot of customers blind with respect to their choices.

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    1. Aravind says:

      Great points. Indians want spacious cars and Maruti Suzuki do not have any such car. It need to have spacious cabin and big boot space, something like i20. Space in their Swift or Ritz not enough.

      If Jazz is launched at competitive price, then Swift will be in pressure. Jazz is far bigger car.

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  5. rohit says:

    Its not a blind brand image.Ok even it is a blind brand image I do agree bcz people trust maruti because of its releability and less maintanance.Hyundai will just impress you with the kind of exterior design styling,but depress you with its less frugality and high maintanance cost.And one thing that peole will go for celerio bcz of its brand new AMT transmission

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    1. Gaurav says:

      Even I am excited to see hot AMT fairs in the real world but I can’t agree with you on the pount that Hyundai’s are frugal. Forget exteriors Hyundai’s car are of much better quality & design from inside than suzuki. Ask some user’s it’s sevice & spares costs the same as suzuki.

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  6. Raj says:

    Actually, the Grand i10 has a much more premium feel than the Celerio. However, Maruti loyalists will definitely buy a Maruti, irrespective of whether there are better products from other companies.

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  7. Raj says:

    It is basically an i10 (the old one) with Suzuki badge. Current A-star has really good driving dynamics. I hope this tall boy celerio matches that.

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  8. vinod says:

    Superb look.From the rear this car look very much like the swift & i 20.A very good product after the swift.

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    1. Gaurav says:

      Don’t know about you but I seriously don’t see a singke reason why someone would choose this over Grand i10. Well that said, many will for their blind trust on brand maruti.

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      1. Dhananjayan says:

        Well sir, those people who want some good highway driving experience and good ride comfort along with easy maintenance will opt for the Celerio over the Grand i10!

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