Maruti today launched a new diesel variant of its hatchback Celerio pricing it between Rs.4.65 lakh and Rs.5.71 lakh. With this Maruti has launched the first 793 cc diesel engine from parent Suzuki. Speaking on the occassion of the launch Maruti Suzuki India Managing Director and CEO Kenichi Ayukawa was quoted as saying, “It is designed to offer a smooth drive and strengthens Celerio’s reputation as a car that offers easy drive in cities as well as highways.”
The all new Maruti Celerio diesel which is powered by an 793 cc engine offers a fuel efficiency of 27.82 kmpl. This is the first global launch of the DDiS 125 engine is localised up to 97 per cent and is developed by Suzuki Motor Corporation.The petrol-powered manual transmission variants of the Celerio are priced between Rs 3.90 lakh and Rs 4.96 lakh, while the auto gear shift variants of the compact car are priced between Rs 4.4 lakh and Rs 5 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).