The Maruti Suzuki CelerioX hatchback crossover has been launched in India at Rs 4.57 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). As the name suggests, it is an enhanced version of the Celerio styled with extra bits to give it that crossover appearance. The car is available in eight variants, five colour schemes and one petrol engine. The equivalent CelerioX is priced Rs 8000 more than the standard car and is available in the VXi and ZXi variants onwards.
Looking to cash in on the SUV hype that is currently gripping the country, the Celerio gets a revised fascia as compared to the standard Celerio with sportier bumpers, side skirts and black alloy wheels (ZXi variant only). It appears that the skirt around the edge has visually enhanced the edges of the car and this has made the rear-end look larger than normal. The Celerio is 100mm longer than the standard car, but has the same height, wheelbase and width.
Inside, it is business as usual – the cabin has the same features, layout and elements as the standard car. But it is now trimmed out in black with body coloured inserts on the seat fabric. Powering the Celerio X is a 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine producing 67bhp/90Nm and this can be had with a five-speed manual or a five-speed AMT a.k.a what Maruti likes to call AGS (auto gear shift).
Commenting on the launch of Maruti CelerioX, R S Kalsi, senior executive director (marketing and sales), said, “The Celerio has successfully carved a unique position for itself in the competitive compact car segment. With CelerioX, Maruti Suzuki aims to give this well-accepted model a bold, stylish and sporty makeover as per the changing preferences of young and social savvy consumers. We are confident that CelerioX will enhance the brand and bring in younger customers.”
Prices for the Maruti Suzuki CelerioX (ex-showroom Delhi)
Maruti Suzuki CelerioX VXi- Rs 4.57 lakhs
Maruti Suzuki CelerioX VXi (O)-Rs 4.72 lakhs
Maruti Suzuki CelerioX ZXi- Rs 4.82 lakhs
Maruti Suzuki CelerioX VXi AMT- Rs 5.00 lakhs
Maruti Suzuki CelerioX VXi (O) AMT – Rs 5.15 lakhs
Maruti Suzuki CelerioX ZXi AMT- Rs 5.25 lakhs
Maruti Suzuki CelerioX ZXi (O)- Rs 5.30 lakhs
Maruti Suzuki CelerioX ZXi (O) AMT- Rs 5.42 lakhs