Maruti Celerio Diesel
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Maruti Celerio is being offered with a discount of INR 60,000, which is offered only in Bengaluru. For Mumbai, the discount/benefits are for INR 55,000 and for NCR is INR 55,100. Are you based in Pune? Then the discount is for INR 40,000. If you are looking at getting yourself one of these in one of these cities, do not forget fill up the form and share your details.
The Maruti Celerio looks similar to its petrol counterpart. The badgingg on the fender and boot mark the difference. The styling of the Celerio is mix of various elements. It has a pleasing front end with twin chrome horizontal slats. Large headlamps also add to the look. The fog lamps have chrome surrounds and the fascia looks appealing. this makes it look attractive. It is a somewhat tall boy design which is apparent when viewed from the side. The door handles are grab type ones and the crisp line adds on to the styling. The wheel well size is perfect and it doesn’t look small like the Wagon R, neither is it too big. The rear of the Maruti Celerio Diesel is nothing to talk about, but is decent with simple looking tail lamps.
The interiors are exactly the same as on the petrol version. The interior styling is the same too. The standard Suzuki steering wheel with controls on it, along with an in-dash music system, which is found only on the ZDi variant. The fit and finish of the plastics is good, however the quality could have been better. The facelift may see an improvemt in this.
The AC on the Maruti Celerio is very impressive. There is ample room for the front passengers. Sufficient legroom and headroom adds to the comfort factor in a car. The rear also doesn’t feel cramps and is spacious. The beige colour makes the cabin feel a lot more airy. The quality of fit and finish has improved. The look of the materials is good too, however the same cannot said about the feel.
The Celerio has the same features for the petrol and diesel versions. The list includes power steering, all four power windows, n dash music system, bluetooth and USB connectivity. The other features are ABS and airbag.
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The Maruti Celerio comes fitted with a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder engine develops 67 bhp. This engine produces a maximum torque of 90Nm. This engine is extremely peppy and it offers good performance and mileage too.
The Celerio starts off from standstill pretty well, with very little lag and 90 Nm of torque eagerly pushes the car forward, though the power band is very narrow. One can easily cruise on the highway, but overtaking can be an issue. The NVH levels of this engine are extremely low. Which is indeed good for this engine. It is so silent from the moment you start it.
|Celerio Petrol||15 km/l|
The Celerio takes over as the most fuel efficient car in the country with an ARAI certified figure of 27.62 km/l. Now, while this looks excellent on paper, it is not very different from what you will achieve in real world driving conditions. The Maruti Celerio Diesel truly surprised us with its frugal nature. The diesel is discontinued but the petrol offers an efficiency of 15 km/l in a run of city and highway both.
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The Maruti Celerio offers a good mix of space and comfort and it is exactly like its petrol sibling. The ride is pliant and the suspension feels well balanced. It is not too stiff nor soft. The steering too is well weighted and not overly assisted like some other cars in the segment and this feels good. The clutch too feels pretty light, especially for a diesel. While the engine sound intrudes inside the cabin, it gets easily muffled with the audio system on. Overall, the driving dynamics in the Maruti Celerio are better than just acceptable.
|Variants||Price (on-road, New Delhi)|
|LXi||INR 4.39 lakhs|
|LXi ABS||INR 4.61 lakhs|
|VXi||INR 4.72 lakhs|
|LXi AMT||INR 4.90 lakhs|
|VXi ABS||INR 4.93 lakhs|
|ZXi||INR 5.04 lakhs|
|LXi AMT ABS||INR 5.11 lakhs|
|VXi AMT||INR 5.22 lakhs|
|VXi CNG||INR 5.43 lakhs|
|VXi AMT ABS||INR 5.43 lakhs|
|ZXi (O)||INR 5.54 lakhs|
|ZXi AMT||INR 5.54 lakhs|
|VXi CNG (O)||INR 5.56 lakhs|
|ZXi AMT ABS||INR 5.68 lakhs|
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Pros and Cons
- Easy on your pocket
|Fuel Tank||35 litres|
|Boot space||235 litres|
If you are driving majorly in city, then the Celerio petrol is a good option. If you need something more economical for the city, there is the Celerio CNG. Else, the petrol and CNG do the same job. The CNG being cheaper fuel is our recommendation until you have a lot of highway driving.