Our good friends at MotorBeam recently revealed the clear front and rear exterior profiles of the upcoming Maruti Celerio, that is derived from Suzuki’s A:Wind concept and will replace the A-Star (aka Alto in International markets) and Estilo in India. We are not surprised, as the interior too is borrowed from the A:Wind Concept like the exterior.
Compared to the A:Wind Concept, the production-spec Celerio has omitted a multimedia touch-screen, a mirror adjustment knob in the door, and leather wrapped steering & gear knob. The Celerio gets two-tone upholstery in the usual beige and grey combination. The steering wheel is derived from the Swift and top-of-the-range ZXi variant gets the aftermarket Kenwood music system with USB and AUX facilities, along with a CD player.
From the spy pictures, it is evident that these snapshots are from the range topping ZXi trim with dual-front airbags and semi-automatic gearbox – can be used either in automatic or manual mode. The instrument cluster gets a large speedometer bang on the centre, with a tachometer to the left and what looks like a small digital display on the right corner.
Compared to the outgoing A-Star, Maruti Suzuki has improved the cabin space of the Celerio. The petrol version of Celerio will carryover the same 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder K-Series petrol engine that churns out a maximum power output of 67bhp and 90Nm of top torque. While the diesel variant of the Celerio would be launched a little later by the end of 2014. It will get a new, two-cylinder, 800cc diesel engine. This diesel engine is likely to have a max power of around 35bhp and ARAI rated fuel economy of around 25kmpl, which will make it among the most frugal motors around.
Compare the production-spec with concept model, after a jump.
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Compare the production-spec with concept model –
Source – MotorBeam