Maruti has given the Celerio a sportier look to keep it competitive in the market.
Maruti Suzuki has given a mid-life refresh to its Celerio hatchback. The tweaks given to the car are quite subtle, both inside and out.
The most noticeable change in the Maruti Celerio facelift is the new revised front end, with a new hexagonal design for the bumper. The fog lamp surrounds are now much more pronounced, and extend up to the headlights. These elements add a dash of sporty flair to the Celerio, which otherwise was a bit plain jane. The twin slat chrome grille on the older car gets replaced by a new mesh pattern, with a single slat chrome applique sitting over it. On the side, there are new ORVMs with integrated turn signals. The updates to the rear are limited to the slightly revised bumper design.
On the inside, the dashboard is carried over from the pre-facelift car. The grey and beige interior colour combination remains the same as well. The only change is the new abstract pattern for the seat fabric. Maruti has still decided against offering a touchscreen infotainment system on the new Celerio, despite its rivals getting it.
Driver airbag comes standard on all variants of the updated Maruti Celerio, white passenger airbag and ABS are optional. Otherwise, the Celerio remains the same mechanically, featuring a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine under its bonnet that produces 67bhp and 90Nm. A 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT are the standard gearbox options.
Maruti is also working on a cross version of the Celerio, said to called the Celerio X, which should be launched sometime soon. Maruti had also introduced a diesel engine in the Celerio, but it was discontinued to poor sales. There are no plans to bring back the diesel motor in Celerio with the facelifted model. The Celerio primarily competes with Hyundai Grand i10 and Tata Tiago.
Prices for the updated Celerio vary between Rs. 4.15 lakh - Rs. 5.25 lakh - ex-showroom Delhi.