The Maruti Suzuki Celerio, launched at the Auto Expo 2014, is based on the Suzuki A-Wind Concept, which was showcased at the Thailand Motor Show last year. With some help from the nice blokes at Shivam Autozone in Mumbai, we managed to lay our hands on the New Maruti Suzuki Celerio AMT for a review.
The A-Star replacement hatchback from India’s largest car maker will be premiering the Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) tech in India. The car will be available with the manual transmission too, but Maruti Suzuki is aggressively promoting the hatchback keeping the focus on the AMT.
We recently took the VXi AMT model for a spin. Here’s what we think about the car.
Words: Arjun Dharve and Rohan Patil
Images: Hanoz Patel
The Celerio has been designed in Japan, and will be sold globally. The design of the car is quite simplistic, with wrap around headlights well integrated into the Suzuki grille. At 1560 mm, the Celerio is a fairly tall hatchback, which also adds bit to the roominess factor on the inside.
The front end has visual cues of the Toyota Etios while the rear is reminiscent of the Alto 800. Overall, the design is fresh and similar to the Suzuki A:Wind concept minus the projector lamps. The Celerio retains the sharp creases and lines throughout the body and it looks quite striking in bright and bold colours like the “Sunshine Ray” you see in the images. The addition of the chrome strips gives it a wider essence making the hatch look big.