Maruti Suzuki Celerio 2018 Review: Images, Specs, and Prices

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Maruti Suzuki Celerio 2018 comes with a new engine option. Besides that, there is much more for you to keep up with this latest model of Maruti Suzuki Celerio.

The new Maruti Suzuki Celerio model made its debut in 2017. The update in the Maruti Suzuki Celerio 2018 doesn’t entail big changes, except for the exclusion of the diesel version which could not show the potential for continuing in the next generation. Now, the Celerio is available with only one engine option, which is the 1.0-litre petrol motor. On the following part, IndianAuto.com will give you the detailed Maruti Suzuki Celerio 2018 Review India.

1. Maruti Suzuki Celerio 2018 Exterior

With regard to the exterior, the Celerio shares the common design features with other Suzuki’s hatchback and doesn’t look much different from the previous model.

The front keeps the same proportion, which makes it easy to tell that it is a member of the Celerio. However, there are some small twists on the grille that create the difference. Replacing the horizontal-barred grille, the new grille has the honey bomb details and one single curving stripe of chrome running on the top border. The air dam also gets a new hexagon shape. It transfers the old sleekness into a bolder and sportier look. Apart from these changes, the imposing headlight, the fog lamp housing and the rest stay the same. 

Maruti Suzuki Celerio 2018 red front

The front side of Maruti Suzuki Celerio gives the strong impression

The side profile of the previous version doesn’t receive any considerable change apart from the new alloys. These new six-stroke alloys are redesigned to create an impression of a strong and sporty car. The character line is kept in this updated version. The rear doesn’t receive significant modifications, except for the small tweak on the bumper. Therefore, it remains the elegant and proportionate design from the old model. 

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Red rear

And the rear side of the Celerio looks smart

2. Maruti Suzuki Celerio 2018 Interior

It is hard to point out the differences between the new and the old version if you look only at the exterior. However, when you get into the car, you can spot the real transformation of the Celerio.

The most distinguishing feature that could tell the new Celerio from the former model is the new dual-tone theme. Maruti Suzuki Celerio 2018’s interior theme is the mix of black and beige. The seat cover also features a mixed pattern. This color and pattern combination makes the interior look more interesting and avoid the dullness.

The new dual tone interior of the Celerio is one of the recent changes

The Celerio’s new dashboard is given some little twist to have a modern look, for example, changes in the head unit of the centre console. Firstly, the old simple square head unit is replaced with a new one with more function buttons. Besides, the infotainment of the Celerio is now able to support the Bluetooth connectivity.

Another plus point for the new interior design is that the instrument cluster presents the information in a clear and readable setting. Car drivers would be super satisfying now as they could conveniently adjust the audio system conveniently by using the steering mounted controls. The new steering in the Celerio is tuned for tilt as well as rake adjustment - it will allow people of different size and hight to find their ideal seating posture.

The dashboard is modified for better practicality

In terms of space, the Celerio houses a spacious leg and knee room even for the rear bench. However, it doesn’t go well with the width, which means that the third passenger of the rear row would not feel comfortable during a long ride. Car users can get 5 cup-holders throughout the car. The cargo capacity is 235 litres, which is larger than some other hatchbacks like the Swift. The boot space is extendable as the rear seats are foldable. Regarding the boot space, there is nothing to complain about. 

The air conditioner system is operated manually and doesn’t get the automatic climate control. 

3. Maruti Suzuki Celerio 2018 Performance

The manufacturers have decided to discontinue the diesel engine and move on exclusively with the 3-cylinder 1.0-litre K10B engine. The 998 cc petrol motor is able to produce the power of 67 PS and 90 Nm. As for the transmission, it is paired with a five-speed manual gearbox or an auto gear shift (AGS), which is also named as automated manual transmission (AMT). 

Due to small changes to the same petrol engine, the Celerio provides better performance with higher power figure and the more favourable NVH level. The engine doesn’t emit noise at the lower rev range. However, when reaching higher rev, it is excessively loud. 

maruti suzuki celerio blue

Maruti Suzuki Celerio is a good choice for driving inside the city

The automated manual gearbox allows easy gear switching and more comfortable driving experience. Some might find the name "automated manual transmission" strange, however, there is nothing to be scared of as it is operated just like a normal car with automatic gearbox. This new models with the automated manual transmission don’t require the use of clutch pedal. 

With a humble power output and an effortless gear shifting, the Celerio is made for coasting around the city. However, it still uses an electronic hydraulic actuator to control the clutch.

The suspension of the Celerio is soft. It could easily handle the average city road. But with the terrible road condition, the thumps are still there. The light steering wheel feels adequate toward the higher speed. When tackling cornering, there are still body rolls that could be felt inside the cabin, however, it is still acceptable. 

Maruti Suzuki Celerio 2018 gives the impressive fuel efficiency figure of 23.1kmpl. The CGV variant could even reach the mileage of 31.79kmpl. In terms of the fuel efficiency, the Celerio would give such an extraordinary performance.

4. Maruti Suzuki Celerio 2018 Color Options

Maruti Suzuki Celerio 2018 comes into six different colors, including:

  • Torque Blue

  • Glistering Grey

  • Blazing Red

  • Silky Silver

  • Arctic White

  • Tango Orange

All the colors of Maruti Suzuki Celerio 2018

5. Maruti Suzuki Celerio 2018 Prices and Variants

It is available in three variants, namely LXI, VXI, ZXI. Respectively, there are three other additional variants, which are LXI (O), VXI (O) and ZXI (O).

The price of the Celerio ranges from 4.65 Lakh to 5.5 Lakh. Within the hatchback segment, the Celerio competes with Honda Brio, Ford Figo, and Hyundai i10.

Models   Price
 Maruti Suzuki Celerio 2018 VXI  Rs. 4.65 Lakh
 Maruti Suzuki Celerio 2018 VXI Option  Rs. 4.8 Lakh
 Maruti Suzuki Celerio 2018 ZXI  Rs. 4.9 Lakh
 Maruti Suzuki Celerio 2018 ATM VXI   Rs.5.08 Lakh
 Maruti Suzuki Celerio 2018 AMT VXI Option  Rs. 5.23 Lakh
 Maruti Suzuki Celerio 2018 ZXI  Rs. 5.33 Lakh
 Maruti Suzuki Celerio 2018 ZXI Option  Rs. 5.38 Lakh
Maruti Suzuki Celerio 2018 AMT ZXI Option  Rs. 5.5 Lakh

6. Maruti Suzuki Celerio 2018 Specs

Despite the limited feature list, the Celerio has made up with a decent safety package. It has the driver airbags, driver’s seat belt reminder, rear door locks and immobilizer as standard across the range. The ABS and dual front airbags are available as optional features. 

 Engine and Transmission
 Engine
 1.0L 67bhp K10B Petrol Engine
 Displacement
 998cc
 Power/Torque
 90Nm@3500rpm/67bhp@6000rpm
 Transmission
 Automatic AGS Gearbox
 No. of Cylinder
 3
 ARAI Mileage
 23.0 kmpl
  Suspension and Brake
 Suspension
Front: Mac Pherson Strut with Coil Spring
Rear: Coupled Torsion Beam Axle with Coil Spring
 Brake
 Front: Disc Brake
Rear: Drum Brake
 Dimensions and Capacity
 Overall Dimension (W x L x H)
 1635mm x 3715mm x 1565mm
 Wheelbase
 2425mm
 Kerb Weight
 850kg
 Gross Weight
 1250kg
 Cargo Capacity
 235 Liter
 Steering Wheel and Tyres
 Steering Wheel
 Power
 Tyres
 165/70 R14
 Safety Features
  • Anti Lock Brake System
  • Central Locking
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Airbags
  • Day&Night Rear View Mirror
  • Passenger Side Rear View Mirror
  • Seat Belt Warning
  • Rear Seat Belts
  • Pretensioner & Force Limiter Seatbelt
  • Side/Front Impact Beam
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Crash Sensor
Other Features
  • Fabric Upholstery
  • Heater/Air Conditioner
  • Adjustable Steering Column
  • Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
  • Rear Window Wiper
  • Remote Trunk Opener
  • CD Player
  • USB & Auxiliary Input
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • 4 Speaker System

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