This move comes after the constant sales drop of the Celerio diesel model.
Maruti Suzuki India has pulled the Celerio diesel down from its official website. This indicates that the company has discontinued the hatchback’s diesel version in the country. However, the carmaker hasn’t yet made any official announcement on the same. The move comes after the constant sales drop of the Maruti Celerio diesel, which was launched in 2015.
On the other hand, the petrol version of the hatchback has been garnering decent numbers, especially the automatic variant. Just so you know, the Maruti Celerio diesel comes powered by MSI’s locally developed 793cc, 2-cylinder turbo motor that was later complained for its dull performance and refinement. Furthermore, the increased diesel price soured the sales of the vehicle. Despite offering hefty discounts, Maruti Suzuki failed to appeal buyers. Read – Upcoming Maruti Suzuki Cars in India
Launched at Rs 4.56 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Maruti Celerio is the second most fuel efficient car in India (first being the Ciaz SHVS). It is claimed to return an ARAI-certified mileage of 27.62kmpl. The hatchback’s 793cc engine delivers a peak power of 47bhp and 125Nm of torque. Carrying 89kgs of weight, this small aluminium unit is the lightest diesel motor in the country. It’s benefited with a compact fuel distribution system and a turbocharger.
Features such as black/beige interior, front and rear windows, digital clock, audio with Bluetooth, electrically adjustable ORVM, steering mounted audio controls, keyless entry, tilt steering and height adjustable driver seat are available on the Celerio diesel model. For safety provision, it gets ABS with EBD, dual airbags and central locking system.