- The MY2019 Maruti Suzuki Celerio has several standard safety such as ABS and dual front airbags.
- Also, part of the update will be the speed warning system, driver and co-driver seat belt reminder and reverse parking sensors.
- No mechanical or cosmetic changes.
Maruti Suzuki will introduce a model year update for the Celerio hatchback in the weeks to come. The A-segment hatchback will receive additional safety features with the update to keep it competitive against the Hyundai Santro and Tata Tiago. There will be no mechanical or cosmetic changes.
Similar to the recent model year update for the Ignis, the Celerio will get new standard safety features which will include ABS, dual front airbags, speed warning system, driver and co-driver seat belt reminder and reverse parking sensors. The facelifted Celerio was introduced last year during the festive season and it received subtle cosmetic tweaks. But the model year update won’t carry any exterior changes whatsoever. However, we expect that Maruti will omit the variant and brand badging from the exterior as seen on all new Maruti vehicles.
The Celerio has been consistently selling a monthly average of 8000 plus units since its introduction. It found 1,00,957 takers last year making it the tenth highest selling car in India in 2018. Last year, it also received the Celerio X variant with added body cladding and rugged exterior. Powering the Celerio is the K10B 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine that produces 67bhp and 90Nm. Apart from that, Maruti also offers a petrol-CNG guise with 58bhp and 78Nm. The transmission choice includes a five-speed manual as standard and optional AMT. This makes the Celerio a highly enticing package at its price point.
The 2019 Celerio will be launched in the country in the next few days. It will soldier on until the new-generation model comes around sometime in 2020.