Ahead of its Auto Expo 2014 debut, the Maruti Celerio has been spied undisguised in Pune. The spotted car appears to be the top-end variant with chrome accents just above the headlamps (the Toyota Camry is another car we can think of with such a novelty), indicators integrated into the ORVM and a rear windshield wiper.

Maruti Celerio front spy shot

The Celerio’s headlamps get the chrome treatment.

The Celerio is based on the Suzuki A:Wind concept, which debuted at the Thailand International Motor Expo in December last year. The A:Wind concept also marked the closing of the ‘Alto’ chapter for Suzuki worldwide, except in India. The Celerio will likely replace the A-Star in India as well, to compete with the Hyundai Grand i10.

Maruti Celerio rear spy shot

The rear gets a windshield wiper, and a high-mounted stoplamp.

The concept A:Wind measured 3,600 mm in length, 1,600 mm in width and 1,540 mm in height, with a wheelbase spanning 2,425 mm. Expect the Celerio to retain the same or similar dimensions.

It will be driven by the 1.0-liter, three-cylinder, K-Series unit as seen in the Alto K10, A-Star and Wagon R. It will produce 68 hp at 6,200 rpm and 90 Nm of torque at 3,500 rpm.

The Celerio will carry two transmission options with the five-speed manual coming standard and an all-new automatic manual gearbox strapped on to higher trims. The gearbox is “EZ Drive” in Maruti speak.

Suzuki A:Wind Concept front three quarters left at Thailand International Motor Show

The Celerio is based on the Suzuki A:Wind concept.

The Celerio has been spied previously, with both the interiors and exterior caught on camera well ahead of the launch.

[Source – Autocar India]

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  • laurane

    Seems like a bigger alto to me. But will it retain the light clutch and firm brake of the old alto? If so then it will become a big hit

  • Arvind Kashyap

    Just saw Ur observation on Celerio. I was in mood to own i10 with in a week, when my son suggested to visit Expo 14 in March. He asked to visit Ur views also. I’m eagerly waiting its launching & Ur further comments in detail.

  • rajj

    its simply superb….
    may be it rules the roads like angel swift!!!

  • jaspal singh

    Soon it will rock, once this is launched people willing to buy estilo, eon, Santro will change their decision

  • Autoenthusiast

    Now its time to stop Wagon R old not stingray , AltoK10 and obviously A-Star Old and Hyundai should stop its Santro . and i10Old since its a well known fact that Indian customers focus on Maruthi cars when its below 5 lac range !! and make this segment short and sweet !!

  • Adarsh

    Looks good….

  • sweta

    to be priced between the Hyundai i10 the Hyundai Grande i10.
    positioned between the wagonr and wagonr stingray.


  • Dhananjayan

    Looks quite sophisticated when compared to the Estilo and A star. Looks like a VFM product. Waiting…