If its size isn’t apparent in pictures, perhaps the gap between the tail-lamp and rear windshield might be a clue: this is Maruti Celerio-based A-segment crossover which will possibly create a new low-cost Cross segment where Hyundai and Tata will join it later.
We’ve seen the muscular sibling of the Celerio hatchback at the 2016 Auto Expo last-year; now it’s spotted on the real-world. Folks at Team-BHP have this solitary shot of the Maruti Celerio Cross somewhere in India. Thanks mate! At the moment, we are not sure if it’s a test-mule or this budget crossover was shooting for its first TVC before the official launch.
From the spyshots, it is evident that the Celerio X features a bright orange paint job with a matte black section at the bottom, the rear bumper is seen with a silver scuff plate and integrated reflectors. Also note the black wheel arch cladding and black alloy wheels. Apart from these, it is difficult to make sure if the Cross variant gets reworked suspension with a raised ride height.
As an A-segment crossover, the upcoming Celerio X is most likely to use the same 1.0-litre K10B petrol engine which produces a maximum power of 67 BHP at a maximum torque of 90 Nm. This engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual or 5-speed automated manual transmission. The model spotted here is an AMT-equipped version as the ‘AGS – Auto Gear Shift’ badge is clearly seen on the tailgate.
When the Celerio X arrives, it will be the first hatchback-based crossover from India’s leading car manufacturer to join its rivals. We expect it to be priced Rs. 30-40K more than the standard car and will be the affordable crossover in the Indian market. The all-around body cladding gives this new crossover more definitive stance and presence on the road.
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