Maruti Suzuki Celerio diesel was launched today, it is a diesel variant of hatchback Celerio, which is powered by parent Suzuki's first diesel engine and is priced between Rs 4.65 lakh and Rs 5.71 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
The Maruti SuzukiCelerio diesel is powered by an 793cc engine offers a fuel economy of 27.62 kmpl and the model also marks the global launch of the DDiS 125, first diesel engine designed and developed by Suzuki Motor Corporation.
Maruti Suzuki and its suppliers have together invested over Rs 900 crore towards the development of DDiS 125 engine and is localised up to 97 per cent.
The petrol-powered manual transmission variants of the Maruti Suzuki 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).
Celerio Auto Gear Shift variants have the flexibility of both manual mode and auto drive mode in the same car, with a simple shift of gear lever.
The company also sells a CNG powered version of the car priced at Rs 4.85 lakh.
Launched in February 2014, the Maruti Suzuki Celerio model has clocked over 95,000 units with nearly a third of the total sales coming from auto gear shift variants.