Maruti Celerio ZXi AMT Variant Launch Soon

Maruti Celerio launch was the most celebrated one at the Delhi Auto Expo 2014, as the car was about to redefine the driving experience of India further on.

However, the sales figures are not yet known that how many cars did the brand sold since the roll-out. But here, we managed to get our hands on one of its latest report which says, Maruti is about to roll-out the ZXi variant of AMT Celerio, seems to have received a better response than expected.

Thus, the Celerio AMT ZXi trim will have the features like audio system with radio, CD, USB, Aux-in and Bluetooth, 4 speakers, keyless entry, audio controls on steering wheel, front airbags, rear window wiper, washer etc.

Maruti Celerio ZXi AMT

Hopefully, Maruti will price it at Rs 38-40,000 more than the AMT and manual trims, means Celerio AMT ZXi would cost approximately Rs 4.70 lakh ex-showroom.

Mentioned below are technical specifications of Maruti Celerio AMT VXi variant:

•  Transmission Type

Automatic

•  Engine Description
1.0-litre 67.06bhp 12V K10B Engine
•  Engine Displacement(cc)
998
•  Maximum Power
67.06bhp@6000rpm
•  Maximum Torque
90Nm@3500rpm
•  Mileage-City(kmpl)
20.0
•  Mileage-Highway(kmpl)
23.1
•  Fuel Type

Maruti Celerio Back View

Petrol

•  Fuel Tank Capacity(litres)
35
•  Seating Capacity
5

Source: MotorTrend India

Maruti Celerio AMT Racks Up Bookings

Maruti Suzuki introduced a new midsize family hatchback, the Celerio at 2014 Auto Expo. The automaker has been averaging 1000 bookings of the vehicle everyday with 14,000 bookings received yet. Out of these 51% is for the newly launched AMT variant. The AMT version is available in two trims – VXi and LXi. Mr. R.C. Bhargava, Chairman at Maruti Suzuki India Limited said that unprecedented response with to the automatic version may lead to waiting period, as the automaker may have to face issues with importing large number of automatic versions. It might be noted that it will be only next year, when Maruti Suzuki India Limited will be commencing AMT’s local production.

The all-new Maruti Suzuki Celerio is propelled by a re-tuned version of K10 petrol 3-cylinder 1.0 liter powerplant, which is also found on A-Star, Alto K10, WagonR, Estilo and now Celerio. The engine has been redesigned in favor for higher fuel economy and superior performance. Besides automatic version, the automaker is also providing the vehicle with traditional 5-speed transmission. The Celerio has ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 23.1km/l for both automatic and manual versions. In addition to Maruti, other automakers such as Tata are also planning to launch this transmission in their vehicles. Tata recently announced that AMT (automated manual transmission) would be available in Nano, forthcoming Zest and future vehicles. Maruti Suzuki India Limited has now reportedly asked its dealers to push Celerio manual gearbox versions more than Celerio AMT versions.

Maruti Celerio