Pictures of Maruti's A-wind Concept based car purportedly called Celerio have leaked online again, revealing the exteriors of the car.
Celerio, the next offering from the country's most trusted brand Maruti Suzuki, has been getting a lot of attention since the appearance of A: Wind concept car aka YL7at the Thailand International Motor Show in November.
The new clear pictures of the Celerio, courtesy of MotorBeam, shows the front and rear design of the car, which was said to be spotted at the Buddh International Circuit and resembled the design pattern of Maruti Alto 800 and Hyundai i20. It also showed off 6-spoke alloy wheels and rear view mirror integrated blinkers.
Maruti is speculated to launch the new car Celerio at the upcoming Auto Expo 2014 in Delhi in February. The car is expected to replace Maruti A-Star and Estlilo in the domestic market. If rumors are to be believed, the Celerio will be powered by 1.0 liter K-Series engine, which can generate a maximum power of 67 bhp and peak torque of 90 Nm at 3500 RPM.
The engine, which powers the Maruti Alto K10, currently offers fuel efficiency of 20.2 kmpl and is likely to be retuned for better mileage in Celerio engine. It is also said that the company is mulling over the launch of the diesel Celerio with the company's newly developed 800cc, 2-cylinder diesel motor.
Interestingly, an ET report said that Maruti's much anticipated hatchback YL7 aka Celerio will hit the roads with 'Automatic Manual Transmission' (AMT) technology, derived from the renowned Formula One motorsport championship. The AMT technology will allow the drivers to change the manual gears without clutch. The Automated Manual Transmission(ATM) will be called EZ drive.
Though Maruti is yet to confirm the arrival of Celerio officially, rumours suggest that the car is likely to fall in the price range of ₹4.50 - 6.00 lakh. When launched, Celerio will take on the likes of Hyundai Grand i10.