Maruti Celerio diesel launched at INR 4.65 lakhs – IAB Report [Updated]

Posted on: Jun 3, 2015 - 12:55pm IST

Global launch of Suzuki’s first diesel engine.

Maruti-Suzuki India Limited today launched the Celerio diesel, thus also conducting the global launch of Suzuki Motor Corporation’s first diesel engine. Following are the prices of the Maruti Celerio diesel –

Maruti Celerio diesel front press shots

  1. Maruti Celerio diesel LDi – INR 4.65 lakhs
  2. Maruti Celerio diesel VDi – INR 4.95 lakhs
  3. Maruti Celerio diesel ZDi – INR 5.25 lakhs
  4. Maruti Celerio diesel ZDi (O) – INR 5.71 lakhs

[Note: All prices are ex-Showroom, New Delhi.]

The Celerio diesel is powered by the DDiS 125 engine, which happens to be a two-cylinder 793 cc unit capable of 47 bhp at 3,500 rpm and 125 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm, paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. The Celerio diesel claims 27.62 km/l in the ARAI tests, thus clinching the title of India’s most fuel efficient diesel passenger vehicle.

Maruti Suzuki and its suppliers have invested over INR 900 crores for the development of the DDiS 125 engine, and it is made in India with a localization of 97 percent. The 89 kg engine ensures in a light kerb weight of the Celerio diesel, which tips the scale at 900 kg for the top-end variant.

Maruti Celerio diesel engine press shots
Official image of the DDiS 125 twin-cylinder engine.

The Celerio diesel will come in four variants namely LDi, VDi, ZDi and ZDi (O). The top-end ZDi (O) gets dual front airbags and ABS, while the ZDi gets only a driver-side airbag, and does without ABS. A total of six colors are offered on the Celerio diesel, identical to the petrol variant.

Stay tuned for a complete image gallery of the Maruti Celerio diesel.

Maruti Celerio Diesel – Image Gallery

Maruti Celerio Diesel – Official Image Gallery

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3 thoughts on “Maruti Celerio diesel launched at INR 4.65 lakhs – IAB Report [Updated]

  1. Hello Chirag, the Zen diesel was a Peugeot unit (Peugeot TUD5) which was also used on the Esteem.

    1. Chiragh says:

      Alright! Thanks for correcting me

  2. Dr. Nayak says:

    Even though it is tough to forget comments made by the ex-president
    of Suzuki telling Indians that the transmission of the 800cc car is too
    complicated to be made in India; I think Maruti has taken the right approach
    based on this car and its design. Now we can forget the past and look into the
    future. This is a fantastic effort by Maruti to develop a twin cylinder diesel engine
    In India with some innovations and improvements in small bore diesel engines.
    The fuel injection system designed in collaboration with Bosch is significant,
    as it doesn’t incorporate common rail, but still uses high pressure components
    and pump to improve upon the cost and burn quality. As detailed info on NVH and
    particulate emissions are not available for this engine, I am not sure this
    type of engine can meet International standards for diesel vehicles. Assuming
    it meets all Indian standards, it a step in the right direction. It can also be
    the future engine of choice for electric vehicles that have emergency engines (optimized
    fixed speed IC generator) for extended run time to reach nearest charging
    station. Based on the close-up photographs of interior components, it appears
    that build quality in very good. I am sure there are people in India, who may
    not like the build quality based on the material of construction, but one has
    to remember that this is a $9000 car and doesn’t cost and arm and a leg
    compared to the Japanese and EU imports. Finally it appears that Maruti is
    going to put those Tata executives sitting in the ivory towers of London to shame,
    who talked about 800 cc engine for the past 8 years. Still it is difficult to say “Go
    Maruti Go” and swallow the national pride!


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