Nepal – Month-end launch for India-made Maruti Celerio AMT
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After launching the car at the Auto Expo in February this year, Maruti is set to commence exports of the Celerio by the end of this month. The first export market for the India-made Celerio would be Nepal, where the hatchback is expected to launch by end of June.
The Celerio in Nepal will be sold by CG MotoCorp, the company’s authorized distributor for that region. According to a report, the Celerio will be sold with both transmission options (5-speed manual and automated manual transmission) in Nepal. The engine powering the car is the same as the Indian model. The 1.0-liter three-cylinder K-Series motor produces 68 PS and 90 Nm of torque. The ARAI-rated fuel efficiency stands at 23.1 km/l.
The Celerio comes in four trim options in India – LXi, VXi, ZXi and ZXi Option, and the AMT system is seen only on the base LXi and VXi trims. Features such as dual front airbags with ABS and EBD, a music system with steering integrated controls and alloy wheels are reserved to the top-end variant.
The Celerio in India is priced between INR 3.76 lakhs and INR 4.78 lakhs, ex-Showroom, New Delhi. Most recently, Maruti launched the CNG variant of the hatchback called the Celerio Green. Since its launch in February, Maruti has sold over 28,000 units of the hatchback in India, while having a backlog of a further 30,000 cars.