Maruti Suzuki India earlier today launched its all-new compact hatchback, the Maruti Celerio. Prices for the Celerio range between Rs 4.99 lakh to Rs 6.94 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
Powering the 2021 Celerio is a newly designed engine from Maruti Suzuki. It is a 1.0-litre K10C Dual Jet motor which gets the same injector, higher compression ratio and heat management advancements as the larger K12N. It produces a peak power of 66bhp and 89Nm of torque. The new engine features start/stop and can be had with a five-speed manual or a five-speed AMT. What Maruti Suzuki also claims is that this is now the most fuel-efficient car in India with an ARAI-certified fuel efficiency figure of 26.68 kmpl.
Speaking on the launch, Mr. Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said, “The Indian automobile industry has witnessed an unprecedented shift owing to the pandemic which has given a special impetus to the need for personal mobility. India is primarily a small car market, with nearly 46% of total passenger vehicle sales contributed by the hatchbacks. As a leading car manufacturer, it is our responsibility to drive the revival of the automobile industry. With the All-New Celerio, we endeavour to boost the most important passenger vehicle segment in the country.”
He added, “The All-New Celerio ticks all the boxes of customer expectation with an unmatched driving experience, unrivalled fuel-efficiency and a host of features that offers comfort, convenience, and safety at an attractive price. The first generation Celerio introduced and democratized the Auto Gear Shift (AGS) two-pedal technology. We are confident that the All-New Celerio with its advanced features, stylish new design, and next-gen powertrain will further appeal to the urban customers and bring the much-needed excitement in the market.”