Maruti Suzuki has upgraded the safety of the Celerio and Celerio X to make it compliant with both new and upcoming safety norms. The company had rolled out a similar update to the Eeco at the start of this month.
Effective 1 April 2019, all models of M1 and M2 vehicles are required to be fitted with ABS as standard. On 1 July 2019, speed alert system, driver and co-driver seat belt reminder, driver airbag, reverse parking sensors and manual override for central locking system will become mandatory for M1 category vehicles.
Acting early on for most safety features, Maruti Suzuki has made ABS standard and introduced co-driver seat belt reminder, reverse parking sensors and speed alert system. All newly introduced safety features are included across the range. Driver seat belt reminder and driver airbag were already standard in the car. These changes apply to both Celerio and Celerio X.
The Maruti Celerio is available the K10B 1.0-litre naturally aspirated three-cylinder engine in petrol and petrol-CNG versions. The petrol version produces 50 kW (68 PS) at 6,000 rpm and 90 Nm of torque at 3,500 rpm. It is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed automated manual transmission.
The petrol-CNG version’s maximum power and maximum torque vary only when running on CNG mode: 43.5 kW (59 PS) and 78 Nm. The bi-fuel version is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. The Maruti Celerio X is available with the K10B petrol engine coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed automated manual transmission.
Prices of the 2019 Maruti Celerio and 2019 Maruti Celerio X start at INR 4,31,288* and INR 4,80,198* respectively.