India’s largest car maker, Maruti Suzuki is offering huge discounts on all models, except the newly launched blockbuster product- Celerio. Now, it has emerged the AMT variant of the Celerio has a waiting period of upto 6 months.
Maruti Suzuki launched the Celerio at the Auto Expo last month. The Celerio managed to clock almost 1000 bookings per month. Maruti had anticipated a 25-30% response for the AMT variant, out of the total bookings for the car. But soon after the launch, the AMT variant managed to register 51% of the total bookings for the car. Currently, Maruti imports the AMT unit, with the local assembly expected to commence next year. This will also bring the down the waiting period for the AMT variant.
Mr. R.C. Bhargava, Chairman at Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, had earlier said that the unprecedented response to the AMT variant might lead to a waiting period, as the manufacturer might have to face issues with importing large number of AMT units. It may be noted that it will be only next year, when Maruti will commence local production of AMT unit.
Powering the Maruti Suzuki Celerio is the same 1.0 litre, three cylinder, K10 petrol engine that powers the erstwhile Estilo and AStar. This engine also does the duty in the WagonR and the Alto K10. But, for the Celerio, the engine has been re-mapped for better performance and fuel efficiency.
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Source : Overdrive