The Celerio with its much marketed AMT automatic has already turned into a big success for Maruti Suzuki. India’s largest carmaker has now introduced the CNG variant of the hatchback and christened it Celerio Green. The new variant of the Celerio has been priced at Rs 4.68 Lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi). The Celerio Green version is available only in the mid-spec VXi version with manual transmission.
Powered by the factory fitted iGPI technology (intelligent Gas Port Injection) the Bi-fuel Celerio Green is claimed to deliver an astounding fuel efficiency of 31.79 km/kg in CNG mode. This should cut down the fuel costs of prospective owners massively in cities where the green fuel is available.
The iGPI technology, has dual ECUs which ensure delivery of optimum fuel quantity to engine, leading to consistent performance along with improved fuel efficiency. Maruti Suzuki claims that the Celerio Green has undergone rigorous tests during the course of development and scores high on safety and reliability.
Another interesting aspect of the Celerio Green is the incorporation of a smart space in the boot to tuck the spare wheel alongside the CNG tank. This adds to comfort by ensuring easy access to the spare wheel when needed. The Celerio Green enjoys all the Maruti Suzuki standard warranty benefits and will be serviced across all MSIL service network.
With the Celerio Green, Maruti Suzuki now has siz models in its portfolio offering the iGPI technology – Alto 800, Wagon R, Ertiga, SX4 and Eeco. Celerio Green will be offered in all the seven Celerio colours: Sunshine Ray, Cerulean Blue, Cave Black, Blazing Red, Pearl Arctic White, Glistening Grey and Silky Silver
Presenting the Celerio Green, Mr Manohar Bhat, Vice President (Marketing) said, “Brand Celerio has received overwhelming response from the market. The idea of introducing a bi-fuel CNG variant was to strengthen the brand and offer more fuel choices to the customer. We are confident that factory fitted iGPI technology on the Celerio Green will bring all the benefits to customers such as smooth drive and hassle-free maintenance and help us in expanding the Celerio brand.”
The technical specifications of the new Celerio Green are provided below:
|CNG Mode||Petrol mode|
|Length||3600 mm||Fuel efficiency||31.79km/kg||22.02km/litre|
|Width||1600 mm||Power @ 6000rpm||59 ps||68 ps|
|Height||1560 mm||Torque @ 3500rpm||78 Mn||90 Nm|
|Wheel Base||2425 mm||Kerb weight||915 kg||915 kg|
|Turning Radius||4.7 meters||Ground clearance||165 mm||165 mm|