New Maruti Suzuki Celerio launched in India, priced from Rs 4.99 lakh: Check variant-wise prices, specs, features

At last, Maruti Suzuki has launched the all-new, second-generation Celerio in India, with prices for the hatchback starting at Rs 4.99 lakh. There are four main trim levels to choose from with the new Celerio - LXi (Rs 4.99 lakh), VXi (Rs 5.63 lakh), ZXi (Rs 5.94 lakh), ZXi+ (Rs 6.44 lakh). In addition to the standard manual gearbox variants, the new Celerio will also be offered with an automated manual transmission (AMT) option on all variants except the base LXi model - the VXi AMT is priced at Rs 6.13 lakh, the ZXi AMT is priced at Rs 6.44 lakh while the top-spec ZXi+ AMT costs Rs 6.94 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom).

With an increase in overall dimensions, the new Maruti Suzuki Celerio (based on the fifth-gen Heartect platform) is said to offer increased space for passengers, and also has a 313-litre boot - 40 percent larger than the outgoing Celerio's boot.

The new Celerio is 55 mm wider than the outgoing model. Image: Tech2

Maruti Suzuki has sold close to 6 lakh units of the first-gen Celerio since its launch in 2014; the Celerio accounted for 20 percent market share in its segment.

The second-gen Celerio is the first Maruti Suzuki model to be equipped with the K10C petrol engine that brings a 23 percent improvement in fuel economy over the outgoing Celerio. The ARAI-certified fuel efficiency figure is rated at 26.68 kpl.

The 1.0-litre K10C engine in the new Celerio makes 68 hp and 89 Nm of torque, and will be paired with a manual gearbox (an AMT option will be available too).

The engine features Dual VVT, a cooled EGR and idle start-stop tech. Maruti Suzuki India Limited MD and CEO Kenichi Ayukawa confirmed the K10C engine will also be introduced on other Maruti Suzuki models.

(This is a developing story. Please stay tuned for more details)

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