2022 Maruti Suzuki Celerio launched in India
The second-generation 2022 Maruti Suzuki Celerio has been officially launched in India. It has a starting price of Rs 4.99 lakh and goes up to Rs 6.94 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The 2022 Celerio comes in four trim levels: LXI, VXI, ZXI, and ZXI+. Bookings for the new hatchback are currently open at Maruti Arena dealerships and on Maruti’s official website for a nominal fee of Rs 11,000.
It is now built on the modular (and structurally unsafe) Heartect platform, which is also used by other Maruti hatchbacks such as the WagonR, Swift, and Baleno. The new 2022 Celerio is also larger than its predecessor, with a length of 3,695mm, a width of 1,655mm, a height of 1,555mm, and a wheelbase of 2,435mm.
While the length and height of the new model are identical to those of the previous model, the new model is 55mm wider and has a 10mm longer wheelbase. The car has a 170mm ground clearance, which is 5mm higher than the previous model.
The 2022 Maruti Suzuki Celerio is also a radical shift from the previous model in terms of design. Smooth flowing curves and a more rounded appearance replace the old car’s squarish design. The profile is defined by oval-shaped headlights and a chrome strip that runs through a redesigned grille.
The front bumper is well-sculpted, with circular fog lights and black contrasting trim. On higher models, the 2022 Celerio rides on darker 15-inch alloy wheels. The back appearance is straightforward, with rounded taillights and a well-contoured bumper. Arctic White, Silky Silver, Glistening Grey, Solid Fire Red, Speedy Blue, and Caffeine Brown are the six colour options available.
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The interior of the new Celerio has been totally redesigned. The new 7-inch touchscreen with Maruti’s SmartPlay Studio system is the centrepiece here. On either side of the touchscreen are vertical AC vents. The inside is mostly black, although fake metal accents on the steering wheel, AC vents, and centre console help to break up the monotony.
There’s also a sense of familiarity because the steering wheel and instrument cluster are shared with the WagonR, and the power window switches on the centre console are arranged similarly to the S-Presso. The cabin space has also improved over its predecessor.
2022 Maruti Suzuki Celerio is powered by a new K10C DualJet 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine with idle start/stop technology under the hood. This engine, by the way, is the naturally aspirated variant of the one used in the now-defunct Baleno RS. It generates 67 horsepower and 89Nm. It’s available with a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT transmission.
Dual airbags, ABS with EBD and braking aid, rear parking sensors, speed-sensitive door locks, and hill hold assist (AMT only) are among the new Celerio’s safety features.