Maruti Suzuki has finally launched the awaited low budget car i.e, The Celerio. The Celerio is famous for being one of the most affordable, practical and fuel-efficient cars with an automatic (AMT) gearbox. When Celerio first came out with the AMT, it created a buzz in the market. People described it as, “Automatic hai, par Mileage achhi hai”. Maruti Suzuki broke the myth of compromising on mileage with an automatic gearbox. The Celerio primarily competes with X cars- The Tata Tiago, Maruti Suzuki WagonR, Hyundai Santro and the Datsun GO.
Today, let’s see how the 2021 Maruti Suzuki Celerio stands against its rivals.
1. Engine Specifications
At present when a consumer goes into the market to buy a car, performance is not the primary factor when buying a car in this segment. Many other manufacturers are providing much more than Celerio 2021 has to offer us. It has decent enough power for making city drives fun, and its handling and dynamics are undoubtedly the best of the lot. Powering the new Celerio is an all-new K10C 1.0-litre, three-cylinder dual-jet engine with dual VVT (variable valve timing). This powerplant puts out 66 bhp with 89 Nm and can be had with a choice between a five-speed manual gearbox and AMT. This hatchback gets segment-first idle stop=start technology to reduce fuel consumption.
Although the Celerio is much easier to handle in city traffic because of its compact size and light steering.
2. Fuel Efficiency
This has been a major issue for the consumers out there as they will be using this car in daily city life and it is a must to have good mileage. Due to rising fuel prices, the most fuel-efficient car is on the list of many. So, as numbers speak Maruti Suzuki has claimed mileage of 24-26kmpl.
To achieve this mileage Maruti Suzuki has built the All-New Celerio on the alpha platform, tuned the engine to its best and made the body lighter in weight.
3. Is it a Practical Car!!
Maruti Suzuki Celerio is 3,695 mm long, 1,655 mm wide, 1,555 mm tall, and has a 2,435 mm-long wheelbase having a boot space of 313 litres.
In this scenario, if one needs more space while travelling with family and can compromise a bit on fuel efficiency one can surely go for WagonR. But if you need a car for daily use then you should put the Celerio 2021 as a priority.
The first-gen Maruti Suzuki didn’t have very many features to boast of but the new-gen model tries to make up for it. The hatchback comes equipped with a seven-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a semi-digital instrument cluster, AC, push-button start-stop, keyless entry, all-four power windows, steering-mounted controls, 15-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps, remote keyless entry electrically-foldable ORVMs, driver seat height adjustment, etc.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio comes with dual front airbags, ABS, reverse parking sensors, hill-hold assist (segment-first), speed alert system, etc. In comparison to this, the Tiago comes equipped with safety provisions such as front airbags, ABS, EBD with corner stability control, reversing camera, speed alert system, etc. Although the All-New Celerio 2021 is yet to be crash-tested by Global NCAP.
6. Transmission Options
Manufacturers have started offering ‘Packs’ along with cars so that buyers can choose the features they want. The Celerio also comes with two optional packs like these, and it is the only car in this segment that gets this option. This helps the buyer feel like they have a choice when it comes to accessories and features. The WagonR offers the most variety when it comes to engines. You can choose between 2 petrol and a CNG, depending on your requirements
The new Maruti Suzuki Celerio MT’s price in India ranges between ₹4.99 lakh and ₹6.44 lakh while Celerio AMT costs between ₹6.13 lakh and ₹6.94 lakh.