While automakers are busy doing final preparations for the 14th edition of Asia’s biggest automotive event, Maruti Suzuki has silently introduced a new tax version of the Celerio hatchback. Called Maruti Celerio Tour H2, the new model is specifically launched for cab aggregators. Based on the LXi (O) variant, the new Celerio Tour H2 is priced at Rs 4.21 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). In terms of pricing, this model is positioned between the regular LXi and LXi (O) variants.
The Maruti Celerio Tour H2 is equipped with a speed-limiting device as a standard fitment. According to new Indian government regulations, taxis in the country will have to be equipped with a speed limiting device. This device is mandatory in all cars to help curb the large number of road accidents that happen on India’s roads. Also See – Maruti Cars at Auto Expo 2018
Similar to the Maruti Suzuki Dzire Tour S taxi, the Celerio Tour H2’s top speed is limited to 80kmph. It is powered by the same 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine that is capable of producing a maximum power output of 68bhp and a peak torque of 90Nm. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox. Also Read – Upcoming Maruti Cars in India in 2018, 2019
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Maruti Celerio Tour H2 is based on the hatchback’s LXi (O) trim and shares all the features available in the regular model. It comes equipped with driver’s side airbag as standard and the model rides on 14-inch steel wheels. As a reminder, the LXi Optional is tagged at Rs 4.34 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), which makes it around Rs 13,000 higher than the Tour H2.
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Maruti Suzuki has recently introduced the Celerio X cross-hatch version in the market. It is positioned above the regular model. The company will launch the new generation Swift hatchback in the country at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. Besides, the company will showcase the Suzuki e-Survivor electric SUV concept.