Exclusive - Maruti Celerio Spotted With Unusual Camo Paint – Flex Fuel Celerio? | V3Cars
We recently spotted the second-generation Maruti Celerio on test with an unusual camouflage paint job. Typically, brands use fabric, PVC wraps or faux body panels to disguise the design and silhouette of an upcoming car. However, as the Celerio is already on sale, we can’t help but wonder why Maruti even chose to add a camouflage to their test car.
Maruti Suzuki launched the second-gen Celerio towards the end of 2021. In January 2022, they brought the Celerio CNG. As both the Celerio petrol and CNG models are on sale currently, this test car, with its unusual camouflage, remains a mystery. However, we can definitely say that it’s not an electric car as you can clearly see the tailpipe under the bumper.
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After the recent announcement by Union minister Mr. Nitin Gadkari regarding the launch of flex-fuel cars, we can’t help but wonder if Maruti are testing its upcoming flex-fuel engine with this camouflaged Celerio test mule. We expect Maruti Suzuki to launch their flex-fuel vehicle in the coming months to help the government achieve its targets of reducing emissions and the ambitious plan to roll out E20 fuel by 2023.
The new Celerio employs Maruti Suzuki’s Heartect platform and gets an all-new design. Maruti Suzuki offer the Celerio with a 1.0L normal petrol engine. It produces 66PS of power at 5500rpm and 89Nm of torque at 3500rpm. The Celerio CNG, on the other hand, puts out 56PS of power at 5300rpm and 82Nm of torque at 3400rpm. Currently, the Maruti Suzuki Celerio is India’s most fuel-efficient hatchback, with a claimed fuel efficiency of 26.68kmpl with petrol and 35.60kmpg with CNG.
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The new Celerio offers the following notable features:
- Keyless entry
- Push-button start
- Electromagnetic tailgate
- Semi-digital instrument cluster
- Touchscreen infotainment system
- Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- 15-inch Alloy wheels
- Steering-mounted controls
- Dual airbags
- Electrically-foldable ORVMs
The Maruti Suzuki Celerio rivals other hatchbacks, such as the Hyundai Santro, Renault Kwid, Tata Tiago, and the Datsun Redi-go. The Maruti Suzuki Celerio is priced from Rs. 5.15 lakh to Rs. 6.94 lakh ex-showroom.