Maruti Suzuki has always been the complete family car and its hatchbacks have always been the biggest reason for its sales. Maruti is now working on a new crossover version of the Celario hatchback, the new Celerio X. The pre-bookings have already started and the foremost sub- 4m pseudo-crossover with a token amount of INR 10,000 across all the dealerships and the car already received a lot of response. The Crossover would be offered in two variants and the pseudo-crossover will be available with a 998cc, 3 cylinder petrol engine which is also installed in the present Celerio and Wagon R. The engine would deliver a max power of 7 bhp with a peak torque of 90 Nm and would have a 5 speed manual gearbox along with AMT.
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The fuel efficiency of the car is really great, with the car going 23.1 km with 1 litre. The Celerio X has classic Maruti looks but has reworked bumpers, newly designed fog lamps, roof rails and rear spoiler. The dual tone black and silver allow wheels do give a sturdy and rugged look and the interiors are also as plush and comfortable. The seat covers are done in great colours and the dual airbags ups the safety quotient. Along with those, there are features like ABS with EBD, central locking with remote, power adjustable wing mirrors and more. As a family car in high demand, the Celerio X is expected to be priced around 4.75 lakhs and 5.5 lakhs which will make it costlier than the Celerio by about Rs 40,000.
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The various variants of the Celerio X, are VXi, VXi O, ZXi and the ZXi O. The automated manual transmission is available across all the variants. The car can be said to be quite accessorized and there are since there are no major mechanical changes with the original Celerio, those who simply want a better-looking car would probably want to have this car. The electronically adjustable ORVMs and the keyless entry are good features to be included. However, it would have been better if there were a few more safety features added to make the ride a more secure one. The car comes with a Bluetooth connectivity and the AMT gearbox packs in a promise.
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The cross-hatch would be powered by a 1.0 litre K10- B engine that packs a power of 68 PS at 6000 rpm. The peak torque of the car is 90 Nm and the 3500 rpm is a good output for a car with such price point. The standard version of the car includes 5-speed manual and the car has an impressive in the city as well as highway performance. The car is met with a lot of expectations and there are already those who have made pre-bookings for the festive season. The new Celerio X also comes in improved colours and a new car in the family at this time of the year is a definite cause for celebration.