Maruti Suzuki is expected to reveal the price for the long-awaited all-new Celerio on November 10, 2021. The date of the price announcement, as well as their sales and other training sessions, have been communicated to dealers. While the launch date appears to be internally finalized at this time, there is a potential it will be pushed back a few days due to ongoing chip shortage-related production delays.
What do we know?
The Celerio was leaked in its entirety a few months ago, and leaked images confirmed that the new hatchback is a complete redesign rather than a refresh of the previous model. In addition, the new Celerio is based on Maruti Suzuki’s Heartect platform, which is shared with a number of other Maruti Suzuki models.
The outside design of the second-generation Celerio is a radical departure from the outgoing model’s squarish features, as seen in earlier patent images. The new automobile features a rounded shape with no sharp parts. For a sportier aesthetic, top models are expected to get black alloy wheels.
The rounded design continues on the sides, and the new Celerio appears to be slightly larger in overall proportions than its predecessor. Thanks to a long-ish tapering roofline, the wheelbase and glasshouse appear to be enlarged. The back of the new Celerio maintains the rounded appearance, with wraparound taillamps and a basic bumper with darkened portions. When viewed from the back, the car appears to be wider overall.
On the inside, it gets an all-new dashboard design, but wing mirrors, window switches, seats, infotainment, and control stalks are likely to be shared with other Maruti Suzuki cars. According to reports, the new Celerio will come with a standard antenna and 14-inch alloy wheels as a cheap hatchback.
What else is there to know?
Along with the 1.0-litre three-cylinder K10 engine, the new Celerio is expected to arrive with an 83hp 1.2-litre petrol engine. The Wagon R’s gearbox options are anticipated to be used, a 5-speed manual as standard and a 5-speed AMT as an option.
What’s new with the Maruti Suzuki K10C petrol engine?
Several Suzuki automobiles, including the previous-generation Celerio, have used the K10C engine in its naturally aspirated form overseas. Previously, the same engine with a turbocharger was available in the Baleno RS.
This engine has DualJet technology, which first appeared on the 1.2-litre K12N engine in the Baleno a few years ago.
Instead of one fuel injector per cylinder, the Suzuki DualJet engine technology has two. This implies that instead of each cylinder’s two intake ports sharing an injector, each of the eight intake ports in the 16-valve engine gets its own injector, resulting in more accurate control and finer fuel atomisation. Among other improvements, it has a better exhaust gas recirculation system.
The new DualJet K10C will have a three-cylinder layout, but it is believed to have a minor power boost as well.
Nevertheless, the major news is that thanks to this new engine, the new Celerio is predicted to be one of the most fuel-efficient hatchbacks in the sector, with a fuel economy of roughly 26 kilometers per liter. The Tata Tiago AMT, with a fuel efficiency of 23.84 kmpl, is the current standard.
The new Celerio with the K10C engine will be available with either a 5-speed manual or an AMT automatic transmission. The hatchback is expected to come in a variety of colors and trim levels, with visual and equipment changes. The second-generation Celerio is a completely new model that will be built on the modular Heartect architecture, similar to the Wagon R.
Despite earlier rumours, the Celerio will not be offered with a 1.2-litre engine, instead opting for the new 1.0-litre K10C as the only option. As the launch date approaches, expect more information about the new Celerio to become available.
Apart from the Celerio, Maruti Suzuki is preparing improvements for a number of other models, including the Baleno, Ertiga, XL6, and Vitara Brezza, as well as a few CNG variants.