Maruti Celerio Diesel – Review by Autoportal India
In the small car segments of the Indian market the customers have started opting for diesel cars. The extra maintenance costs are compensated by the savings in the fuel costs. Many car makers have started launching the diesel variants of their popular hatchbacks. The Maruti Suzuki India Limited has launched a hatchback the Celerio during the 2014 Indian auto expo which has already become a hit in the market.
The first Maruti car with AMT transmission variants has been launched initially in 7 petrol and 1 CNG variants. To make the product more competitive the MSIL has launched 4 diesel variants of the Celerio. The diesel trims of the Celerio are the LDi, the VDi, the ZDi and the ZDi (O). All the variants are having 5 speed manual transmission.
The diesel variants of Celerio are very competitively priced. The prices are Rupees 4.65 lakh for the LDi, 4.95 lakh for the VDi, 5.25 lakh for the ZDi and 5.71 lakh for the ZDi (O).
The Celerio is one of the best looking hatchbacks. The body built in right proportions has a front grille with two chrome slats, square shaped head lights, a side profile with characteristic creases, a ribbed roof and body coloured bumpers. The Celerio comes in colours of Cerulean blue, cave black, glistening grey, silky silver, pearl arctic white, blazing red and sunshine ray. The ZDi variants have electrical body coloured ORVMs with blinkers.
The cabin of the Celerio in beige tone is spacious with a lot of leg room at the rear. The lower trims have standard features like fabric seats, a manual AC, child lock facilities, internally adjustable ORVMs and an engine immobiliser. The ZDi variants have airbag for the driver, central locking facility, tilt adjustment for the steering, power windows, a rear wiper and defogger and a 1 Din music system with AM/FM radio and CD player. The Optional variants have 2 air bags, ABS, an adjustable driver seat and steering wheel mounted Bluetooth connectivity for phone.
The Diesel Celerio has unbelievable fuel efficiency. The 793 cc, 46 bhp and 125 NM torque diesel engines give segmental best mileages of 27.62 kmpl. The physical dimensions of the car are 3800 mm length, 1600 mm width, 1560 mm height, 2425 mm wheel base and 165 mm ground clearance with a boot of 235 litres. The suspensions are McPherson struts at the front and the 3-link axle at the rear.
The Diesel Celerio with the top fuel efficiencies and competitive prices stands out among the rivals. The competition for the Diesel Celerio comes from the likes of the Ford Figo, the Chevrolet Beat and the Hyundai Grand i10.