It has been a while since we have heard anything about Celerio diesel and now the car is back in news with new spy shots. Maruti Celerio diesel has been caught on the camera again, this time showing the DDiS badge on its front fender.
The production version of Celerio diesel was snapped at the stockyard of Maruti by the folks at GaadiWaadi. At the time of launch, Maruti is likely to offer diesel Celerio with manual transmission and later on the model may also get Automated Manual Transmission (AMT).
Under the hood, the diesel model of Maruti's first AMT offering Celerio is likely to get the company's indigenously developed 2 pot 800cc diesel motor, which can churn out a power of 45-50bhp and peak toque of 120-130Nm with a fuel efficiency of 30kmpl.
The same engine will also power Maruti's upcoming LCV codenamed Y9T.
As for the design and features, Celerio diesel will be just the same as the current model and is likely to be priced at ₹4.6 lakh. When launched, the car will rival Chevrolet Beat and the Ford Figo in India.
In India, Maruti currently retails two AMT cars, Celerio and its newly launched Alto K10 AMT. Unveiled at the Auto Expo 2014 in Noida, Celerio is the first car in India to come with Automated Manual Transmission (AMT).
The existing model of Celerio is sold with a 998cc, three-cylinder, K10B engine, which can churn out a power of 67bhp at 6,000rpm and a torque of 9.1kgm at 3,500rpm.
It is offered in six variants in the country - two with automatic transmission and four with manual transmission.
The second AMT offering Alto K10 comes in a total of six variants - LX, LXi, VXi, VXi (O), VXi (AMT) and LXi (CNG) and is being offered at a starting price of ₹3.06 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi.