27.62 km/l Maruti Celerio diesel to launch on June 3 – IAB Report


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Features the lightest engine in its class.

Maruti Suzuki has confirmed that the Maruti Celerio diesel debuting Suzuki’s first diesel engine, a two-cylinder unit displacing 793 cc, will be launched on June 3. As said in a previous story, the Maruti Celerio diesel will be India’s most fuel efficient car with an ARAI-rated mileage of 27.62 km/l.

Suzuki Celerio Elegance edition front three quarter at the 2014 Colombo Motor Show Sri Lanka
The 793 cc twin-cylinder diesel engine on the Maruti Celerio makes 47 bhp at 3,500 rpm and 125 Nm at 2,000 rpm.

The built-for-economy engine produces 47 bhp at 3,500 rpm and 125 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm. Weighing 89 kg, it is the lightest diesel engine in the passenger segment, undercutting the Beat and the Grand i10. While making a comparatively lower torque, it has a higher torque/cc than the the Fiat 1.3-liter engine on the Swift. A hydraulic clutch and a new 5-speed manual gearbox with low mechanical losses are part of the drivetrain.

The Celerio diesel will come in four variants – LDi, VDi, ZDi and ZDi (O). Safety features ABS, EBD and dual front airbags are only available in the top-end model, and as would a driver-seat height adjuster.

Maruti Celerio AMT lever at the 2014 Nepal Auto Show
AMT will not be offered on the Celerio diesel, at least at the time of launch.

Expect the Celerio diesel to cost about INR 80,000 over the corresponding petrol variant.

Also read: India-bound Maruti S-Cross due to get 1.4L turbo-petrol engine in China

Rivals: Hyundai Grand i10, Chevrolet Beat, Ford Figo, Tata Kite (upcoming)
Expected Price: INR 4.6-5.7 Lakhs
Launch Date: June 3, 2015

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