Aah, another Celerio article. How do manufacturers like Maruti Suzuki manage to create so much buzz about their new vehicles? Same goes for Ford who did the same thing with the EcoSport. We all know that the Maruti Celerio will be launched at the 2014 Auto Expo in February. Every passing day, more and more details are emerging about the vehicle and we motoring journalists are just waiting for the official launch to get done with. The Maruti Celerio will be replacing the Estilo and A-Star both of which turned out to be poor performers.
As you can see in the brochure, there will be six variants available for the Celerio – LXi MT, LXi AMT, VXi MT, VXi AMT, ZXi MT and ZXi MT Option. As expected from Maruti (and in fact all manufacturers), the base variant will be a bare-bones version of the vehicle where you get only the vehicle and nothing more. It gets the usual goodies like power steering, manual AC, antenna, i-Cats immobiliser which is standard on all Maruti cars, RHS ORVM (wow is that even a feature?) and a 3-spoke steering wheel. Buyers purchasing the automatic variants will get a tachometer and gear position indicator but there is no ZXi trim for them.
Now the VXi variants will come with everything from the LXi along with a day/night IRVM, rear parcel shelf, central locking, power windows and an LHS ORVM (thanks Maruti we really need this “feature”). Why doesn’t the Government make rules that make such useful stuff like ORVMs compulsory for all vehicles? Anyways coming back to the Celerio, the ZXi variants will get everything from the LXi and VXi plus audio system with Bluetooth, electrically adjustable ORVMs with turn indicators, tilt steering and rear demister. Airbags are offered as an option.
People who buy the ZXi Automatic variants are the luckiest since they will get features like fog lamps, alloy wheels, ABS and seat height adjust. According to Maruti, it seems only automatic vehicles require an important feature like ABS, may I ask why? Come on Maruti, at least offer safety features as options on all variants because there are quite a few people who prefer getting these safety features rather then an in-built stereo. Now I am sure most of you reading this know the engine specs of the Celerio but wait I’ll still go on. Maruti will plonk the 1.0-litre K10 petrol engine in the Celerio and this engine gives out 67 PS of power and 90 Nm of torque.
Source – Autos Arena