- Expected to be launched in the coming months
- To be underpinned by the brand's Heartect platform
With the speculations around the launch of the new-generation Maruti Suzuki Celerio on the rise, the carmaker has now filed patent for the exterior design images of the hatchback. The leaked images give us a clear sight of the upcoming iteration of the budget hatchback.
The new Celerio will be built on the brand’s Heartect platform and is expected to grow in dimension over the outgoing model. The spy images reveal a muscular front with a horizontal slat across the grille connecting the headlamp units. The lower bumper is also redesigned with new housing for the circular fog lamps. The side profile features ORVMs with turn indicators and slightly bulged wheel arches around the multi-spoke alloy wheels lending the hatchback a sturdy stance. The rear looks a bit plain and simple with wraparound tail lamps, a rear wiper, and a bumper-mounted number plate slot.
Although the images as to the interior are still under wraps, we expect the cabin to undergo a complete overhaul with a new layout and features like a bigger instrument cluster, an updated infotainment system with connectivity features, a new steering wheel, and centre console placed gear lever.
The updated Celerio is expected to be powered by the BS6 compliant 1.0-litre K10B petrol motor making 67bhp and 90Nm torque with a five-speed manual and an AMT unit. The CNG version of the hatchback is also on the cards. Upon its launch, the Celerio will compete against the Hyundai Santro, Tata Tiago, and the Renault Kwid in the budget hatchback space. Stay tuned to CarWale for further updates.