After riding high on the success of first AMT model Celerio in the Indian market, the country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki is now reportedly ready to roll out the diesel variant of the model.
A tweet from GaadiWaadi suggests that the diesel Celerio model has entered into production at the company's plant and could make its India debut soon with probable launch date of 20 April.
Maruti Celerio in Diesel & Zxi in AMT about to launch soon, likely on 20th April - Production begins
— Gaadiwaadi.com™ (@gaadiwaadi) March 19, 2015
Maruti has been testing its Celerio diesel in the country for quite some time now. The diesel variant of Celerio will be powered by the all-new indigenously developed 2 pot 800cc diesel motor, which is expected to churn out 35-40bhp and peak toque of 120-130Nm. When launched, the diesel Celerio will also become the most fuel efficient car in the country with a mileage of 30.1 kmpl.
As for style and features, Celerio diesel will be just the same as the current model and will take on the likes of Chevrolet Beat and the Ford Figo in India.
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.