Maruti Suzuki Celerio First Drive & Performance

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Overview

The Celerio might be just another hatchback from the Maruti portfolio for many. However, for the Indo-Japanese auto giant, the hatch has been a potent tool to test uncharted territories. The Celerio was hand picked to feature two crucial firsts for Maruti. The Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) and Maruti’s first indigenously developed diesel motor, the DDiS 125; both first featured on the Celerio before making its way to other hatchbacks. What does the Celerio bring to the table? Let’s find out. View offers on Maruti Cars from Maruti dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop

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Maruti Suzuki Celerio Style

At first look, Celerio appears broad and bold in styling. Bold clear lens headlights combined with lengthier chrome grill with Suzuki emblem is the main attraction. The front bumper is broad and has space for fog lamps.Black grill is beautifully placed with space between each grill to enable easier flow of air. The counters used on the bonnet shell gives a updated look than a plane look. Side body panel is given good lot of attention with introduction of contours running from top of rear side panel to front fender.

The wheel arches are given fine finishing. The door window panels are almost as good as in the earlier version and won’t make much difference. Outer rear view mirrors are provided with side indicators in top end variant ie ZXI. The tail door panel is almost same as earlier version i.e. A star. The difference being name tag, glossy effect colours, slight variation in tail lamp design.

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Space

Maruti Celerio gets a dual tone interior design with Indian favourite beige being one of the shades. Inside the vehicle gets characteristic Suzuki traits and parts that can be found on the other models of the Japanese carmaker. The large 2425mm wheelbase offers spacious cabin with extra headroom, legroom and shoulder room. Moreover, passengers get 15 smart utility spaces for putting small bags like bottles, magazines, phones and others. When compared to A-Star and Estilo, this hatchback offer more upmarket and better quality interiors. The seats have better cushioning and offers comfortable seating to passengers. The rear seats come with the option of 60:40 split flexibility to increase luggage capacity. That is what we call XpanDesign. The flowing curves of the dashboard and the way it merges with the rest of the interiors give the cabin a premium feel. All of it comes together to create a space thats perfect for you and your family to settle into and enjoy the drive.

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Engine

We had taken a test drive of Manual transmission version. Driving the car is as good as driving the earlier version A star. However, one can feel the smooth performance of the new engine and comfortable driving position. Visibility is good and somehow the side pillars looks a bit big while gazing at the corners.A smooth pick up is achieved and gear shifting is smooth too. Seating position for rear seat passengers is comfortable with considerable leg space and just good enough head room. As always, the co driver seat is best for stretching legs and comfort. We did not have opportunity to drive the auto gear shift version and hence can’t mention much about it.

Maruti Celerio delivers an impressive mileage of 23.1 kmpl, which is certainly commendable given the market it takes on. Such fuel-efficient hatch is definitely going to be a hit among the Indian buyers. In terms of economy, it is the Celerio that stretches each litre of petrol to the furthest. The new automatic hatch is more fuel efficient with an increase of over 5 percent of the total fuel efficiency than its regular manual version. With this, Maruti brings an amazing hatch, which is going to show tough times to other brands in the segment.

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Rideing

Like most Marutis, the suspension is on the softer side in the Celerio. This lets it absorb the bumps and undulations on the road fairly easily. However, drive over the bigger and badder potholes, and the thuds will be transferred to the cabin. The steering is nice and light and weighs up well as the speeds progress.

You shouldn’t be cornering hard in the Celerio, but if you insist on doing it, it does fairly well. There is a hint of unavoidable body roll owing to its height, but other than that – it does feel composed. High speed stability is confidence inspiring upto 120km/h, post which the car will feel twitchy. Stopping power comes from a pair of ventilated disc brakes in the front and drum brakes at the back. Braking is standard fart – the car comes to a halt cleanly in a straight line without squiggling about too much.

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Safety

The hatch comes clubbed with the EZ Drive in it, which makes driving the vehicle easy. The EZ technology in the car assures a ride that is hassle free, especially while riding in heavy traffic conditions. The braking system comprises of front and rear drum brakes, which enables immediate braking action. Maruti Celerio is much more safer than the existing A-Star, as the car is bigger in size. The tall boy design gives high driving position, which helps in better upright view of the road. The electronic power steering helps in easy manoeuvering of the vehicle with shorter turning radius. High strength steel side impact beams ensure protection at the doors in case of any side impact. The top-of-the=-line variant boosts dual airbags – one for the driver and the other for the co-passenger.

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Cost in Hyderabad

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Ex-Showroom Price in Hyderabad ranges from 4,27,487/- (Celerio LXI) to 5,45,532/- (Celerio ZXI AMT Optional). Get best offers for Maruti Suzuki Celerio from Maruti Suzuki Dealers in Hyderabad. Check for Celerio price in Hyderabad at Carzprice

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Conclusion

Celerio as a latest car from Maruti Suzuki serves well as a replacement for Astar. The introduction of Auto gear shift with which the same manual transmission is used with mechanism for automatic shifting of gears is a boosting factor for new customers. We shall soon take a long drive of the same and provide a review on it.One more important point worth mentioned is the new prices as per latest budget announced. There is a considerable drop in prices of existing models and new cars on offer give customers plenty of options. Its recommendable to test drive Celerio to experience the newness.Maruti Celerio is a welcome break from the mundane and offers a very practical automatic gear-shifting option in the budget segment. It isn’t an automatic in the true sense but offers similar levels of convenience.

 

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