Maruti Suzuki, the country's largest car maker on Wednesday (3 June), launched its new Celerio diesel in India at a starting price of ₹ 4.65 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi).
The Celerio diesel also marked the launch of Suzuki's new lightweight 2-cylinder 0.8L E08A diesel engine. Powered by 793cc, 2-cylinder diesel units, the new Maruti Celerio diesel promises a mileage of 27.62kmpl, making it the country's most fuel efficient car. Suzuki's self-developed 793cc; 2-cylinder diesel mill has the capacity to pump out 47bhp and 125Nm of peak torque.
Interestingly, the torque figure of new Celerio diesel engine is higher than the Maruti Swift's engine, which is powered by Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre MultiJet diesel engine. Weighing 89kg, the new diesel engine is also the lightest engine available in the country.
To be available in six colour choices -- Sunshine Grey, Blazing Red, Cerulean Blue, Pearl Arctic White, Silky Silver, and Glistening Grey -- Celerio diesel measures 3600 mm in length, 1420 mm in width and 1560 mm in height. Celerio diesel has a wheelbase of 2425 mm and will be offered in four variants -- LDi, VDi, ZDi and ZDi+.
The Celerio diesel features dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, Steering mounted audio controls, Electrically adjustable outside rear-view mirror (ORVM), Rear Wiper & Defogger, alloy wheels, Day night IVRM, driver seat height adjuster, Audio with Radio, CD, USB, AUX-in, Bluetooth & CD and key less entry.
Celerio Diesel Engine Specifications
Engine type: 2-cylinder DOHC 8-valve intercooler turbo diesel engine
Bore x Stroke (mm): 77.0 x 85.1
Compression ratio: 15.1
Maximum output (kW/rpm): 35/3,500
Maximum torque (Nm/rpm): 125/2,000
Overall height -- 1560mm
Wheelbase -- 2425mm
Tread front -- 1420mm
Tread rear -- 1410mm
Minimum ground clearance – 165mm
Celerio Diesel Variants and Price Details (All prices are ex-Showroom, New Delhi)
Maruti Celerio diesel LDi -- ₹ 4.65 lakh
Maruti Celerio diesel VDi -- ₹ 4.95lakh
Maruti Celerio diesel ZDi -- ₹ 5.25 lakh
Maruti Celerio diesel ZDi(O) -- ₹ 5.71 lakh