The all-new Maruti Suzuki Celerio images have been leaked ahead of its official market launch in the coming months. The second-gen Celerio gets a complete makeover and moves to Maruti Suzuki’s Heartect platform that is also shared with other models.
- New Celerio to be dimensionally bigger than its predecessor
- To come with two engine, gearbox options
- Could get a CNG variant at launch
2021 Maruti Suzuki Celerio: What do the leaked images reveal?
The new Celerio has been seen in final production guise for the first time while being shot for its promotional campaigns. As seen from the patent images that had surfaced earlier, the second-gen Celerio’s exterior design is a complete departure from the outgoing version’s squarish looks. The new car gets a rounded design that is devoid of any angular elements. Additionally, it also gets a more upright nose, a flattish-oval grille with honeycomb-like elements and triangular-shaped headlamps that are rounded at the corners. Both headlamps are connected by a chrome strip that merges in the centre with the Suzuki Logo. The front bumper gets a simple design with minimal creases and will get contrast black bits on the apron and the fog light surrounds. Top variants seen here seem to get black alloy wheels for a sportier look
On the sides, the rounded look continues and going by the pictures, one can confirm that the new Celerio will be a bit bigger than its predecessor in overall dimensions. The wheelbase and the glasshouse seem to be extended which is evident, thanks to a long-ish tapering roofline. The glass house seems decent-sized too with a straight shoulder line.
The new Celerio’s rear continues with the rounded design and gets wraparound taillamps and a simple bumper design with some blackened bits. The car overall seems wider when viewed from the rear.
The patent renderings also confirm that the new Celerio will use lift-type door handles and not the more upmarket pull-type units that are seen on the outgoing car. Additionally, one can expect part sharing from other Maruti Suzuki models which would include wing mirrors, window switches, seats, infotainment and control stalks. The new Celerio, being a budget hatchback, would come with a standard antenna and will get 14-inch alloy wheels, according to sources.
New Maruti Suzuki Celerio: What else is known?
The new Celerio will share a lot mechanically with the latest-gen WagonR. Under the hood, the new Celerio is expected to come with an 83hp 1.2-litre petrol engine, along with the 1.0-litre three-cylinder K10 engine. Gearbox options are likely to be similar to the Wagon R as well, with a 5-speed manual as standard and a 5-speed AMT offered as an option. While the new Celerio was expected to launch earlier this year, the price announcement of the new Maruti Suzuki hatchback has been pushed multiple times, thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic related lockdown-like situations. Additionally, the global semi-conductor shortage has also resulted in many manufacturers delaying new product launches globally.