Maruti Suzuki Celerio AMT waiting period extended upto one year?
Maruti Suzuki Celerio AMT waiting period extended upto one year?Maruti Suzuki

Maruti Suzuki's upcoming diesel Celerio is the latest talk of the town, as a series of leaked information and reports continue to hit cyber space. The latest one to join the list is the pricing details of the Celerio diesel.

The automobile website may have slipped the first hint of the pricing of diesel Celerio in India and the figure appears to be interesting. According to the report, the soon-to-be-launched Celerio diesel will come with a price tag around ₹4.6 lakh.

Suzuki Celerio, a revolutionary offering from the country's most trusted brand Maruti started its journey on Indian roads back in February and currently enjoys a waiting period of upto eight months in the domestic market. At present, the Celerio is offered in CNG and petrol variants in the country and diesel model is expected to join the pavilion soon. Maruti diesel Celerio is likely to reach the market in this fiscal year.

If the report is to be believed, the new diesel variant of Celerio will be powered by a new 2 pot 800cc diesel motor, which can generate a power of 45-50 bhp and a peak torque of 120-130 Nm, promising a fuel efficiency of 30 kmpl. Other features including the interior and exterior of the diesel Celerio will remain the same as the current version, except the minor tweaks in the suspension.

Going by the report, the Celerio Diesel will not be offered with Automated Manual Transmission (AMT). When launched, the vehicle will be available in four trim levels- LXi, VXi, ZXi and ZXi(O) in the country and will take on the likes of Chevrolet Beat and the Ford Figo. Currently, Chevrolet Beat's 1,000cc diesel engine is the smallest in the market.

Maruti Celerio petrol

Unveiled at Auto Expo 2014 in Noida, Celerio is the first car in India to come with Automated Manual Transmission (AMT). Celerio, which was originally launched at a starting price of ₹3.90 lakh, is now available at ₹3.76 lakh. Currently, Maruti sells Celerio with a 998cc, 3-cylinder, K10B engine, which can churn out a power of 67 bhp at 6,000 rpm and a torque of 9.1 kgm at 3,500 rpm. It is offered in six variants in the country - two with automatic transmission and four with manual transmission - and claims a fuel efficiency of 23.1 kilometers for both versions.

Maruti Celerio CNG

Recently, Maruti also launched CNG Celerio Dubbed Celerio Green for ₹4.68 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Under the hood, the new Celerio CNG packs the same 1.0 liter K series petrol engine, which is re-tuned to churn out 68 ps of power at 6,000 rpm and 90 Nm of torque at 3,500 rpm in petrol mode and 59 ps of power and 78 Nm of torque in CNG mode.