With subtle cosmetic upgrades, the 2017 Maruti Suzuki Celerio facelift will be Rs 20,000 to Rs 40,000 pricier than the current model.
Engine setup for the 2017 Maruti Suzuki Celerio is likely to remain unchanged.
Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) has always been aggressive with it strategies and plans, and that’s the reason why it has been dominating the market ever since its origin. Not only the passenger vehicle segment, the Indo-Japanese carmaker recently surpassed Mahindra to become India’s largest Utility Vehicle (UV) player as well in the monthly sales. With an aim to keep its game up in the mass segment, the company is planning to bring in the first facelift of its highly popular hatchback – Celerio. Expected to launch in the coming festive season, the new Maruti Celerio 2017 facelift will see subtle cosmetic upgrades inside and out. While the original design and dimensions of the car will remain intact, it will receive contemporary styling changes.
Most of the cosmetic changes are likely to be made on the front fascia of the car. Wearing a new grille with chrome embellishment and revised bumper, the hatchback will look refreshing than the current model. Accentuating the side profile could be a new pair of alloy wheels, thus making it look sportier. A few changes will also be made to its rear design. Interior will see minor upgrades including a bunch of new comfort and safety features. The 2017 Celerio facelift might get a new entertainment system with Bluetooth connectivity, new upholstery and steering-mounted control. Material quality and fit and finish will also be improved.
Mechanically, the 2017 Maruti Suzuki Celerio will be similar to the current model. That means, the hatch will continue to source its power from the 1.0-litre K10B petrol engine and the 59bhp, CNG unit. The gasoline motor, currently, makes power worth 67bhp against 90Nm. Maruti introduced the 793cc diesel engine on the hatchback in mid 2015, and discontinued it early this year. Transmission duties, too, will be carried out by the same 5-speed manual and AGS gearbox. In global markets, the Celerio is also available with an optional CVT gearbox. Mileage figures will also be same as the current model – i.e. 23kmpl for petrol model and 32km/kg for CNG version.
Previewed at the 2014 Auto Expo, the Maruti Suzuki Celerio was the first car to receive an AMT aka Automated Gear Shift Technology (ASG) in the country. Since its launch, the hatchback has been garnering volume for the Indo-Japanese carmaker in India. Attributes that have worked in its favour are its compact design, efficient engine setup, practicality and of-course the affordable pricing. The hatchback crossed 1 lakh sales milestone in July 2015, and is still keeping up the sales momentum. However, the new arrivals such as Tata Tiago and Renault Kwid 1000cc have steamed up the competition in the A-segment.
Maruti Suzuki India hasn’t revealed its plan about the Celerio facelift launch yet. If reports are to be believed, the hatchback’s updated model could be rolled out during 2017 festive season – i.e. around Diwali in October or November. We will update the exact launch date as the company announces it. Read – Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Global SUV Might Come To India
|Variant||Expected, Ex-showroom Prices|
|Entry-level LXI (MT)||Rs 4.4 lakh|
|Top-spec ZXI (AMT)||Rs 5.7 lakh|
In India, the Celerio model lineup is available in a total of 14 variants with petrol and CNG engine paired to a manual or AGS gearbox. Currently, the entry-level variant of the hatchback is tagged at Rs 4.05 lakh and the high-spec trim costs Rs 5.25 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The 2017 Maruti Suzuki Celerio facelift will receive minor exterior and interior updates along with a few new features. All these upgrades will make the 2017 Maruti Celerio a bit more expensive than the existing one. With a price difference of Rs 20,000 to Rs 40,000, the facelifed version is estimated to be priced between Rs 4.4 lakh – Rs 5.7 lakh (ex-showroom). Read – Tata Tiago Vs Maruti Celerio – Comparison
|Petrol Engine||1.0-litre, 3-cylinder K10B|
|Max Power||67bhp @ 6,000rpm|
|Max Torque||90Nm @ 3,500rpm|
|CNG Fuel||1.0-litre, 3-cylinder K10B|
|Max Power||59bhp @ 6,000rpm|
|Max Torque||78Nm @ 3,500rpm|
|Transmission||5-speed manual & AGS|
|Acceleration (0-100kmph)||15.05 seconds|
As mentioned above, the new 2017 Maruti Suzuki Celerio will come with the same 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder K10B petrol and CNG engine options. On the current model, the petrol unit churns out a top power of 67bhp at 6,000rpm and 90Nm of torque at 3,500rpm. The CNG unit delivers a maximum power output of 59bhp at 6,000rpm and 78Nm of torque at 3,500rpm. For performing transmission duties, the hatchback will continue to have a 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT gearbox.
This hatchback’s K10B engine accelerates 100kmph from standstill in 15.05 seconds. It has an electronic speed limit of 150kmph. Suspension mechanism will also remain unchanged – i.e. MacPherson strut with coil spring upfront and 3-link ridid axle with coil spring rear. The car will continue to derive its stopping power from the disc and drum brakes. Photo Gallery – Upcoming Maruti Suzuki Cars in India
Since the 2017 Celerio facelift will have the same powertrains, it will be as frugal as the current model. The petrol version of the car gives a claimed fuel economy of 23.1kmpl, and the CNG model returns 31.79km/kg.
Similar to the existing model, the 2017 Maruti Celerio facelift will be made available in five exterior paint schemes – Cave Black, Glistening Grey, Blazing Red, Cerulean Blue and Silky Silver.
New grille with chrome treatment
Revised front and rear bumper
Slightly different hood
New alloy wheels
New entertainment system with Bluetooth connectivity
In the entry-level hatchback space, the 2017 Maruti Suzuki Celerio facelift will face challenge from cars like Tata Tiago, Renault Kwid 1000cc, new Hyundai Grand i10 and other A-segment cars.
Though the hatchback will receive minor design and styling updates, it will look more refreshing and sportier than the current model. It’s the front fascia that will see major updates including a new grille with chrome treatment, re-designed bumper and slightly different hood. Save for the new alloy wheels, the side profile of the car will remain unchanged. The hatchback will continue to feature crease along the doors. The compact rear design will remain largely identical to current one. Though, there could be revised rear bumper.
|Kerb Weight||810kgs – 915kgs|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||35-litres (Petrol) & 7 KGS (CNG)|
Proportionally, the 2017 Maruti Suzuki Celerio will continue to measure 3600mm in length, 1600mm in width and 1560mm in height. Despite being compact in size, the hatchback offers decent cabin space – thanks to its 2,425mm wheelbase. Standing on a 165mm of ground clearance, the car carries a kerb weight of 810kgs (petrol) – 915kgs (CNG). It has a cargo space of 235-litres. The petrol version can store fuel up to 35-litres, and the CNG rated at 7KGS.
Cabin of the facelifted Celerio will be slightly more upmarket than the existing model. The car might receive a Smartplay touchscreen infotainment system, a new entertainment system with Bluetooth connectivity, steering-mounted control and new upholstery. The piano black touch on dashboard will enhance its feel and appeal. Most of the features will carried over from the existing model including automatic climate control, power steering, AC unit, adjustable seats, rear seat headrest, etc. All variants will continue to have airbags and ABS (anti-lock braking system) as standard safety fitments.
For 2017 model year, the Maruti Suzuki Celerio facelift will receive minor updates inside and out. The engine will also be the same - 1.0-litre K10B petrol unit.