(Maruti) Suzuki Celerio facelift rendered

05/05/2017 - 21:07 | ,  ,   | Aravind Jayachandran

Current version due for a makeover as it was launched in 2014.

Although there is no word from Suzuki or reports on a new-gen Celerio, given that the current version was launched in January 2014, the Japanese manufacturer could be thinking about a replacement for its global A-Segment vehicle.

(Maruti) Suzuki Celerio facelift rendered
Unlike what the render suggests, the new Celerio will stick to the conventional hatchback styling.

Headlight Mag member 'Dark Overlord' has created a rendering of a Suzuki Celerio facelift with styling cues incorporated from new Suzuki models like the Swift and the Baleno. Being a facelift, one could expect small revisions to the exterior and interior for an updated and contemporary look.

Another possibility is that Suzuki could skip the facelift and introduce a second gen Celerio so as to slot perfectly between the Wagon R and Ignis. Unlike what the render suggests, the new Celerio will stick to the conventional bean-shaped hatchback design so as to distance itself from the Ignis.

With increasing preference for touchscreen systems in entry-level cars, Maruti could equip the top-end model with their Smartplay infotainment system. As the platform is not very old, Suzuki may want to do a new top-hat rather than moving it to the Heartect fifth-gen platform.

Competitors like the new-gen Kia Picanto, Citroen C1 and Hyundai i10 offer touchscreen system, autonomous braking, even a turbo engine and better refinement, all of which the Celerio will wish for in the second generation.

Suzuki Celerio at 2017 Bangkok International Motor Show front three quarters left side
There is a possibility that Suzuki could skip the facelift and introduce an all-new second gen Celerio.

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In India, the Celerio likely to retain the K10B 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine that develops 50 kW (68 PS) at 6,000 rpm and 90 Nm of torque at 3,500 rpm. While the model sold locally can be had with a 5-speed AGS, the Celerio in other international markets comes with a CVT as an option.

[Source: Headlight Mag]

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