The much-awaited diesel powered Maruti Suzuki Celerio has been launched at a starting price of INR 4.65 lac (Ex.showroom, Delhi). Named the Celerio DDiS125, this latest offering is now India’s smallest and cheapest diesel car till date.
Powered by an all-new indigenously developed 2-cylinder 793cc diesel engine, the Celerio delivers the country’s best-ever fuel efficiency figure of 27.62 kmpl. Mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, the maximum power output from the engine stands at 47.6 bhp @ 3,500 rpm and the peak torque is rated at 125 Nm @ 2,000 rpm. Instead of a common-rail diesel injection, this new engine boasts a Bosch engine management system that comprises of a fuel injection block, a high-pressure fuel pump and a fuel control unit.
The Celerio diesel is about 70 kg heavier than the petrol sibling, with 11 kgs of additional weight coming from structural changes provided to the car, made to accommodate the diesel engine’s need for higher rigidity levels. Following the Make in India philosophy, the Celerio diesel has 97 percentage localisation level.
Except the DdiS badging, the design remians identical as the petrol counterpart. The variant break-up is also similar to any of the diesel offering from the company and is being offered in 4 trims, namely the LDI, VDI, ZDI and the fully-loaded top-end ZDI(O).
Prices (Ex.showroom, Delhi):
Celerio LDI: INR 4.65 lac
Celerio VDI: INR 4.95 lac
Celerio ZDI: INR 5.25 lac
Celerio ZDI(O): INR 5.71 lac