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Maruti Suzuki has announced that bookings for the Celerio are open. The vehicle is to be launched at the 2014 Auto Expo that begins on Feb 5.

The Celerio has what Maruti terms ‘EZ Drive’ (an Automated Manual Transmission), variants of which return 23.1 kmpl in the ARAI mileage test.

Maruti Celerio website screen capture

The Maruti Celerio will launch with a petrol engine, paired to a five-speed manual or an Automated Manual transmission.

Through a webpage, Maruti has revealed a few parts of the car’s exterior and interior. From the promotional material, we’re able to see a Bluetooth-enabled audio system, steering-mounted controls for audio, manual aircon, 235-liter boot space, five-speed manual transmission option, fixed headrests for the front seats, map pocket on the co-driver seat back, dual tone interior and blinkers on door mirrors.

The Celerio was represented in the concept form last year at the Thai Motor Expo by the Suzuki A:Wind. It is the global replacement to the Alto (A-Star in India) but would keep the 1.0-liter K Series three-cylinder engine producing a maximum power output of 67 bhp and 90 Nm of peak torque.

Maruti Celerio – Image Captures

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  • Virendra

    Official website link please?

    • http://indianautosblog.com Shrawan Raja

      marutisuzuki(dot)com/celerio

  • Dhananjayan

    Looks much more upmarket!
    Bluetooth connectivity available? Still not available in Swift man!
    Looks like this is going to be a good success!

  • Dr. Nayak

    Typical Japanese econobox design without any excitement. If given a chance, our Vada Pav guys (DC?) can do better in terms of looks.

  • Rengarajan

    If you really aspire on becoming the best, you should wait for more details, before giving out headlines like “xxx kmpl”. You are just playing with the readers’ ignorance.

    Ever heard of first impressions? Sorry, but it is media like you that misguide the average car buyer to ignore important thing to look for in an automobile, put their loved ones lives at danger, and only focus on kmpl.

    What a shame.

    • Nikhil

      Mr Rengarajan

      You are a victim of your own judgement. IAB has merely described what Maruti has advertised. If you think IAB is wrong with that, you are proving yourself wrong too by being too judgemental too early. Lets wait for the bridge before we cross it.

    • JKJ

      What exactly is your problem?

      If you can read properly , you’ll know that IAB did not claim this is a road test. What was revealed my Maruti Suzuki regarding the car has been reported by IAB! I don’t see any issue with that. As a matter of fact why wouldn’t IAB report it? Its all over the news sites such a Economic times, Business Standard etc.

      Regarding the 23.1kmpl, look at the first picture again. Carefully. Maruti themselves have released that number. If i am not mistaken that would be the ARAI certified mileage. SO if you have an issue with the number sue Maruti and ARAI. :/

      First impressions and road tests will come once the car is launched on Feb 5th and after its sales begin. So be patient.

      IAB is doing a great job. Keep it up.

  • sandy

    This thing is becoming more and more interesting as the launch date comes closer. Spacious cabin, 235 litre luggage space, AMT and 23.1 kmpl are some good thing we have collected so far. Its may prove to be dead end to Hyundai i10 which had already started staggering after the launch of its stable mate the Grande i10.
    I feel like its based on old Swift chassis, since wheel base and ground clearance of A-Star and Ritz is identical where as older Swifts was little longer in wheel base with similar luggage space.

  • sweta

    smart engineering.

    looks like the old swift underneath and is also apparent in the visible parts.

    not a bad thing though.

    IAB needs to dig a bit deeper into this aspect. would make for interesting insights.