Maruti Suzuki has launched the sporty CelerioX hatchback in the country. The newly launched CelerioX is priced between Rs 4.57 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi to Rs 5.42 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi which means the CelerioX can be yours for an additional payment of Rs 7,500 to Rs 8,000 over the standard model, depending upon the variant. Like the regular Celerio, this sports version will also be available only in petrol engine option, in a total of four variants VXI, VXI (O), ZXI, and ZXI (O), each available in both manual and AMT option.
Speaking at the launch, R S Kalsi, Senior Executive Director, Marketing & Sales, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said, "Celerio has successfully carved a unique position for itself in the competitive compact car segment. With CelerioX, Maruti Suzuki aims to give this well-accepted model a bold, stylish and sporty makeover as per the changing preferences of young and social savvy consumers. We are confident that CelerioX will enhance the brand and bring in younger customers." The carmaker is hopeful that the new CelerioX will add to the sales of the existing Celerio brand with its new and bold styling that is aimed towards young-aspirational buyers. Maruti Suzuki has sold over 300,000 units of Celerio in India so far.’’
Under the hood, the 2017 Maruti Suzuki CelerioX comes powered by the same 998cc, 3-cylinder petrol engine that empowers the regular version of the car. While it makes 67 bhp and 90 Nm, transmission duties will be carried by a 5-speed manual gearbox with an option of a 5-speed AMT.
At the exterior, the sporty CelerioX comes with a striking new face with a lot of black element and plastic cladding. An all-black radiator grille and air dam and an all-new front bumper with muscular design cladding and larger foglamp housing along with wheel arch and underbody cladding along with side door cladding and roof garnish are the exterior highlights. While the rear remains same as the regular Celerio, there is one noticeable change in the form of a redesigned rear bumper. Apart from these, the sporty hatchback comes with a new exterior color option- an all-new Paprika Orange along with other regular color options Arctic White, Glistening Grey, Caffeine Brown and Torque Blue.
Moving towards the interior, we can find a black themed interior with an all-black cabin with white accents while the black seat covers come with some Orange accents to compliment the new body colour of the car. In terms of safety, while the driver side airbag and driver seatbelt pretension are standard across all variants, the passenger airbag and ABS are offered only as an option.
The variant wise price details of Maruti Suzuki CelerioX have been mentioned below.