Maruti Celerio diesel has been discontinued. The sales numbers were majorly dominated by the petrol engine and as there was a major shift towards petrol, the diesel numbers shrunk to very minimal. This is the one reason why Maruti discontinued the Celerio diesel from sales.
Maruti Suzuki had launched the new Celerio diesel, with a brand new engine that has been developed by Maruti and Suzuki in-house. This is the Japanese manufacturer’s first diesel engine and the company is looking at using engines for a lot upcoming products too. The company had invested INR 900 crore on the Celerio and the company is looking at enhancing its reach by entering the diesel segment also.
The 793cc engine produces about 47bhp of power and 125Nm of peak torque. The Celerio diesel comes with a five-speed manual transmission. As per the ARAI cycle, the Celerio diesel returns a fuel efficiency of 27.62km/l, which is the highest any car in India is offering today.
The Celerio diesel engine was also the smallest in any car at the moment, even smaller than the Chevrolet Beat that has a capacity of 1.0-litre. Maruti Suzuki has priced the Celerio models aggressively and that makes it a great deal for car buyers looking for an affordable hatchback. The Celerio competes with the Hyundai i10 and the Chevrolet Beat, but is offering better value for money package than the rest. Maruti Suzuki at the moment has no plans to introduce the Celerio diesel with an AMT.