Maruti Suzuki manage to sell over 1 lakh units of Celerio in the calendar year 2018 despite tough competition from Tata Tiago, Hyundai Santro
Maruti Suzuki Celerio is one of the popular models in its segment and the hatchback has crossed one lakh sales mark again in 2018 as the company has managed to sell 1,00,157 units. The Celerio didn’t receive an update last year as the facelift model along with new X variant was introduced towards the end of 2017.
2019 is going to be a tough year for the Celerio as the new Santro from Hyundai is off to a good start and the hatchback has already crossed 40,000 bookings. But the Celerio has managed to beat the Santro last month as Hyundai is struggling to meet the demand and the waiting period of the hatchback has gone up significantly in some cities.
Maruti might introduce some special edition models in 2019 to continue the sales momentum. The updated model comes with minor changes as the front get a new bumper and the fog lamp housing design is also different along with wider air-intakes. The facelift model of Celerio is 95 mm longer than the earlier version.
The rear gets new bumper along with minor changes for the tailgate. The interior continues to be the same but the facelift model comes with a black and beige finish, which improves airy feel inside the cabin. The top end model gets an integrated music system with controls on steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, alloy wheels and more.
The company is focusing on safety as the facelift model come with two airbags (passenger side airbag as optional), ABS, driver side seat belt reminder and rear parking sensors. The new X variant of Celerio gets slightly different colour theme along with black plastic cladding and it comes in two new colour options also – Solid Paprika Orange and Caffeine Brown.
The Celerio is powered by 1.0 L K-series engine producing 67 hp of power and 90 Nm of torque, this engine is mated to a 5-speed manual and AMT gearbox options. The hatchback also comes with CNG option in which the engine puts out 59 PS and 78 Nm. The manual and auto variant return 23.1 kmpl and 31.79 for the CNG variant.