In the Indian market, the second generation Maruti Suzuki Celerio hatchbacks are already available for order.
The first generation Suzuki Celerio small hatchback was originally offered in Europe, India and Southeast Asia, but recently this model was removed from the European car market. So the second generation Celerio was designed without looking back at Europe, and the Maruti Suzuki joint venture took the lead. The premiere of the novelty took place today, November 10, in India.
The Suzuki Celerio hatchback has moved to the new optimized Heartect platform, which is at the heart of the current Swift, Ignis and Wagon R models. Although structurally it is still simple: semi-independent rear suspension, drum rear brakes. And the unification with the Wagon R model can be seen with the naked eye: cars have similar door handles, mirrors and some interior elements.
The new Celerio is noticeably larger than the old model: the length has grown immediately by 95 mm (up to 3695 mm), the width has increased by 55 mm (up to 1655 mm), the height – by 15 mm (up to 1555 mm). The wheelbase of the car was extended by 10 mm (up to 2435 mm), and the ground clearance was increased from 165 to 170 mm. In addition to 14-inch wheels, 15-inch wheels are now offered, but only in the most expensive versions. The glass area of the car has been increased, the volume of the trunk is now 313 liters. At the same time, the hatchback became the heaviest by only 15 kg, and now the basic configuration of the Suzuki Celerio weighs 800 kg in curb condition.
The salon of the novelty has become more spacious, but the main achievement is a media system instead of a conventional radio tape recorder. The device has a 7-inch display and voice control. Already in the basic version there are 2 airbags, ABS, and rear parking sensors. Options include air conditioning, an engine start button, and a keyless entry system.
Under the hood of the new Suzuki Celerio there is an upgraded 3-cylinder K10C engine of the Dual-Jet series with a working volume of 1.0 liters. It has a standard start-stop system, but performance has dropped from 68 to 66 hp, and maximum torque has dropped from 90 to 89 Nm. The gearboxes of the new Suzuki Celerio are the same – a 5-speed manual transmission and its robotic modification with one clutch. In India, the updated Maruti Suzuki Celerio hatchbacks are already available for order.