Scheduled for a launch day after tomorrow (June 3, 2015), the Maruti Celerio diesel (DDiS 125) promises to be India’s most fuel efficient diesel passenger car, with a claimed figure of 27.62 km/l.
The Maruti Suzuki Celerio diesel will come powered with a rather small 793cc, 2-cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine. Blessed with an aluminium construction, this engine will make 47.65 PS of power at 3500 rpm and 125 Nm (that’s why the ‘DDiS 125′ badge) of torque at 2000 rpm.
Now for those who’re wondering about how Maruti has dealt with the obvious NVH issues associated with a diesel sipping two-banger, an interesting video by GaadiWaadi tries to put things in perspective. The sound of the Celerio diesel has been compared to that of the Swift diesel, both from the outside and inside, and it fares pretty well.
The Celerio predictably sounds more agricultural and Nano-like, but is merely 15% louder than the Swift diesel at idle, at least from the outside. It is also being claimed that from the inside, when idling, the Celerio feels more hushed than the Swift. Also, the Celerio’s diesel engine tips the scales at a class-leading 89 kg, accounting for perky initial acceleration. Hear what happens when the revs rise:
Maruti will launch the Celerio diesel in four variants – LDi, VDi, ZDi and ZDi (O), with the top-end variant featuring dual airbags, ABS, alloy wheels, a Bluetooth-enabled music system, electrically-adjustable wing mirrors, front and rear power windows and steering-mounted audio controls. It is expected to retail at INR 4.5-5.5 lakh.