This has been one of the most talked about cars in the Indian market. Earlier tagged as the Maruti Suzuki’s Celerio diesel, its official name will be Maruti Suzuki Celerio 125 DDiS. The Celerio has been doing well for the carmaker and with their AMT gearbox tucked in, the sales have been positive. However, in a country that’s always valued diesel cars, the Maruti Suzuki Celerio 125 DDiS makes sense. This hatchback with a tiny oil burner is all set to make a case for itself.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio DDiS 125 front view.
Maruti Suzuki, at long last, has launched the Celerio diesel in Delhi. The main talking point about this car is all about what’s under the bonnet. Maruti Suzuki’s new, in-house developed 793cc two-cylinder DDiS engine will be powering this car. The all-aluminium engine, though tiny, cranks out 47.65 PS of max power at 3500 rpm and 125 Nm of torque at 2000 rpm. Maruti claims that they have minimised friction, improved thermal efficiency, adopted low viscosity lubricants and the result is enhanced fuel efficiency of Celerio DDiS 125.
This motor is then married to a 5-speed manual transmission with an hydraulic clutch system. The latter improves gear shifts and promises to offer effortless gear action. This car is rated to deliver 27.62 km/l (ARAI figures) and that makes the Maruti Suzuki Celerio 125 DDiS the most fuel-efficient diesel passenger car in the country. Also, due to its lightweight construction, this diesel engine only weighs 89 kg. Compared to that, the Swift’s diesel unit tips the scales at a hefty 128 kg.
The Celerio’s DDiS unit will be quieter than the one found in the Swift.
The Maruti Suzuki Celerio 125 DDiS has one other ace up its sleeve. Its twin-cylinder, turbocharged DDiS engine generates 0.16 Nm of torque/cc of displacement. While the turbo 4-cylinder, DDiS unit in the Swift manages 0.15 Nm of torque/cc of displacement. The Maruti Suzuki Celerio 125 DDiS is available in four trim levels; LDi, VDi, ZDi and the top-end ZDi(O) trim.
India’s smallest diesel engine makes its debut in the Celerio 125 DDiS.
The top-end ZDi (O) gets features such as dual-front airbags, ABS, integrated Bluetooth-enabled audio system with steering-mounted controls, alloy wheels, rear wiper and washer, front foglights, power windows (front & rear), electrically-operated ORVMs, fully-customisable vehicle security settings, multi-info display etc. on top-end variants. The new hatchback is available in six colours and they are Sunshine Ray, Blazing Red, Cerulean Blue, Pearl Arctic White, Silky Silver and Glistening Grey.
Prices for the Maruti Suzuki Celerio 125 DDiS are as follows (ex-showroom, Delhi):
Celerio LDi – 4,65,393
Celerio VDi – 4,95,415
Celerio ZDi – 5,25,442
Celerio ZDi (Optional) – 5,71,484
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