Maruti Suzuki have launched the much-awaited diesel variant of the Celerio in India at Rs 4.65 lakh, ex-Delhi going up to Rs 5.71 lakh. It is available in four variants, LDi, VDi, ZDi and ZDi(O). There are six colour options to choose from.
The diesel engine which has been indigeniously developed by the companyis a793cc, two cylinder all aluminium unit. Itis probably the smallest diesel motor in the automotive world as of now. It makes 47.6PS of power and 125Nm of torqueand ismated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The claimed fuel efficiency figure of the Maruti Celerio diesel is 27.62kmpl, making it the most fuel efficient car in the country today. Maruti says that the Celerio diesel makesmore torque per cc than even the Swift diesel. Maruti's Celerio diesel is also one of the lightest cars in its category with a kerb weight between 850and900kg.
Apart from the DDiS125 badge, the Celerio diesel doesn't look any different fromthe regular petrol trim. On the safety front, driver airbag is available on the ZDi variant while the ZDi(O) gets dual front airbags. ABS though is available only on the latter. The Maruti Celerio diesel competes with the Chevrolet Beat and Hyundai Grand i10.
|Maruti Celerio LDi||Rs 4.65 lakh|
|Maruti Celerio VDi||Rs 4.95 lakh|
|Maruti Celerio ZDi||Rs 5.25 lakh|
|Maruti Celerio ZDi (O)||Rs 5.71 lakh|