The first generation Maruti Celerio was introduced at the Auto Expo 2014, and it will reach the end of its lifecycle next year. The next-gen model is scheduled for launch in the second half of 2020.
According to a new report from The Economic Times, the launch of the second generation Maruti Celerio (codename: Maruti YNC) will take place exactly a year after the production version of the Maruti Future-S Concept (codename: Maruti Y1K), which will arrive ahead of the festive season this year.
The Maruti WagonR, which is cheaper than the Maruti Celerio, switched to the fifth generation Heartect platform with the latest lifecycle makeover. So, it is safe to assume that the next-gen Maruti Celerio too will sit on the same advanced platform that should bring improvements in stability and safety. Speaking of safety, the all-new model will have a stronger structure and feature driver airbag, rear parking sensors, driver and front passenger SBR, speed alert system and ABS with EBD as standard.
The second generation Maruti Celerio will likely share the K10B 1.0-litre three-cylinder and the K12M 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol engines with the third generation Maruti WagonR. The engine options may include a CNG-compliant version of the K10B unit as well. It will likely borrow the SmartPlay Studio 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system also from the "Big New WagonR". Transmission choices, like in the old model, may include 5-speed manual and 5-speed AGS automated manual (petrol-only).
The current Maruti Celerio is available in 13 different configurations. Its prices start at INR 4.21 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and go up to INR 5.40 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).