Maruti Suzuki Celerio vs Hyundai Santro: Spec Comparison

By Aditya Jadhav | on November 11, 2021

The Celerio has received a generation-upgrade and is now based on an all-new platform. How does the new Celerio stack up against the popular Hyundai Santro hatchback on paper? Let's see...

The second-generation Maruti Suzuki Celerio has been launched in India, with the prices starting from Rs 4.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The prices of the new Celerio are marginally more than that of the Hyundai Santro, which starts at Rs 4.76 lakh (ex-showroom). Interestingly, even the base model of the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R – the LXi trim – undercuts the price of the 2021 Celerio, as it's priced at Rs 4.93 lakh (ex-showroom). But for now, let's just see how the Celerio fares against the Santro hatchback on paper.

Engine & Drivetrain

The Santro gets a four-cylinder engine, while the Celerio gets a three-cylinder motor. The power output and torque figure of the Santro are marginally more than that of the Celerio.

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Side Profile Static

Maruti Suzuki has equipped the new Celerio with an idle start/stop system, which could result in higher fuel efficiency in bumper to bumper traffic.

Both hatchbacks come with a five-speed manual transmission as standard, along with an optional AMT.


2021 Maruti Suzuki Celerio

Hyundai Santro


998cc, three-cylinder

1,086cc, four-cylinder


65.7bhp at 5,500rpm

68bhp at 5,500rpm


89Nm at 3,500rpm

99Nm at 4,500rpm


5 MT / AMT

5 MT / AMT

Hyundai Santro Rear Three Quarter Static


The Celerio now gets some of the premium features that seem to have trickled down from Maruti Suzuki’s higher-segment hatchback. It now comes with a seven-inch multimedia system, which features Android Auto, Apple Carplay, and Maruti’s SmartPlay Studio. The Hyundai Santro also gets a similar size infotainment screen, with Android Auto and Apple Carplay.

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Dashboard Details

The Santro also gets rear AC vents, which can be very useful for rear passengers during summer. The new Celerio, however, misses out on this feature.


The Celerio is marginally longer and wider than the Santro and has a longer wheelbase. The Santro, however, is a bit higher than the 2021 Celerio. 


2021 Maruti Suzuki Celerio

Hyundai Santro













Hyundai Santro Dashboard Details


The Hyundai Santro is the more affordable one of the two in terms of their base variants. The AMT variant of the Santro starts at Rs 5.72 lakh (ex-showroom), which is substantially less than the most affordable AMT variant of the Celerio, which is priced at Rs 6.13 lakh (ex-showroom).

The highest spec ZXi+ AMT trim of the Maruti Suzuki Celerio is priced at Rs 6.94 lakh (ex-showroom), which is Rs 50,000 more than the price of the highest Asta AMT variant of the Hyundai Santro.

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Tags: Maruti Suzuki Maruti Suzuki Celerio Hyundai Santro

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