We live in a country where around 60 percent cars sold are hatchbacks it could be either in a entry level segment or a premium hatchback segment like Elite i20, Polo. We are here to critically analyze the latest sensation of the Indian market-Maruti Suzuki Celerio diesel, whose petrol variant is already a great success. In our expert review section we thoroughly went through each and every segment of new Celerio diesel. Now, we are going tell you about the pros and cons of it to make your buying decision more precise.
- It’s no secret that buying and maintenance cost mostly affects consumer’s buying decision. Maruti Celerio diesel is not only affordable in terms of buying it also doesn’t dents you pocket post buying.
- Another factor which we Indians find fascinating is the fuel efficiency and just to remind you Celerio diesel is India’s most fuel efficient car with 27.62 KMPL of mileage. Hence, this factor will make Celerio on the buyer’s radar.
- It is equipped with the smallest diesel engine of the world but despite of it the car offers a great on-road performance with proper handling and good drivability.
- A buyer won’t expect much safety features on an entry level hatchback because car makers in India only concentrate on making vehicle cost effective rather than a safe cage for the passengers. But on Celerio diesel you get safety features like antilock braking system (ABS) and dual airbags which are being needed the most nowadays.
- Maruti Suzuki Celerio diesel is loaded with features like 2DIN audio system with bluetooth, Aux-in, USB support, large control for AC, steering wheel with mounted controls. The features are well complimented by black beige interior theme.
- One of major reasons of Maruti in becoming the number car maker in India is their excellent after sale services and wide network reach which can put up as one of the basis to buy this new model.
- Maruti Suzuki has equipped this new car by company’s first in-house 793cc DDis diesel engine with power output of 47.1bhp and 125Nm torque which is good enough for city drivability but struggles on highways.
- When you crank up the engine you get hell lot of a sound and vibrations inside the cabin which is awful and scary. NVH levels are really poor and have big room for improvement.
- Despite carrying the all new engine Celerio’s exterior glimpse is not at all changed. It’s still looks exactly same as petrol variant, Maruti could have done something to differentiate it from the petrol sibling.
- The smaller engine makes the car feel underpowered on highways which get hampered by no top end punch and poor in-cabin insulation. In comparison, Hyundai Grand i10 is peppier to drive and delivers better highway performance as compared to Celerio diesel.