It has been quite sometime that Maruti has been caught testing it's Celerio Diesel on Indian roads. That said, this would be Maruti's smallest diesel engine till date. Celerio is expected to be launched with a 800cc diesel motor, contradictory to its 998cc petrol as diesels are generally of larger capacities than their petrol counterparts. It is speculate that this newly developed motor is independently made by Maruti Suzuki India.
As known, Celerio AMT received an unexpected success when it was launched as automatics usually don’t work out in this particular segment. Fuelled by this success Maruti is taking a step forward by bringing in this diesel variant. How soon? Very soon, may be next month. The test mules are being spotted several times now in and around Haryana and it is said that this tiny diesel is quite silent. And since it is a diesel, we expect it to be very efficient and the fact that it is a mere 800cc that could make it record-breakingly fuel efficient across the segments.
Other than this, the car will remain largely same to the current one. Like the top spec diesel Celerio will get the same music system with bluetooth connectivity, fog lamps-front and rear, rear wiper, etc. On the price perspective, it will most probably fall under 5 lacs and hence will be pretty much desirable.
Source : CarDekho