In time of the festive season, Maruti Suzuki has given the Maruti Celerio a facelift to drive up the sales. Here’s a visual comparison between the 2018 Maruti Celerio and the 2014 Maruti Celerio.
The 2018 Maruti Celerio features a refreshed exterior that is not a whole lot different from the old model. The most notable changes are at the front, where the city car now has a newly designed mesh upper grille with chrome garnish at the top, mesh lower grille in a hexagonal shape and a more aggressive bumper with newly designed fog lamp bezels. At the rear, the 2018 Celerio features new bumper and tailgate with a more contemporary design.
The mid-cycle refresh has brought new black and greige interior to the Maruti Celerio. Maruti Suzuki has still refrained the budget hatchback from a touchscreen infotainment system. The company does boast the new model’s high level of safety, though, saying that it meets pedestrian, offset and side impact regulations. Driver-side airbag and driver side seat belt reminder are standard. Front passenger airbag and ABS are available optionally across the range.
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The new Maruti Celerio is 3,695 mm long, 1,600 mm wide and 1,560 mm tall. It is 95 mm longer than the pre-facelift model. The K10B 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine continues delivering 50 kW (67.02 hp) and 90 Nm of torque. It still has a CNG-compliant version, tuned to produce 43.5 kW (59 PS) and 78 Nm of torque in CNG mode. Transmission choices still include 5-speed manual and 5-speed automated manual. The AMT option is still limited to the petrol model.
The 2018 Maruti Celerio's prices start at INR 4.15 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
2018 Maruti Celerio - Prices*
|Lxi (O)||Petrol||MT||INR 4,29,289|
|Vxi (O)||Petrol||MT||INR 4,63,908|
|Vxi (O)||Petrol||AGS||INR 5,06,908|
|Zxi (O)||Petrol||MT||INR 5,22,043|
|Zxi (O)||Petrol||AGS||INR 5,34,043|
|Vxi (O)||CNG||MT||INR 5,25,577|