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May 2022 - Maruti Suzuki Celerio Petrol CNG Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

In this variant explained article, you'll find out which variant of the Maruti Suzuki Celerio petrol or CNG you should buy based on the price, variant-wise features and value for money. Here we compare and objectively analyse the 2022 Celerio's petrol, CNG variants and their features. Then we will compare the engine specs, dimensions and mileage of the 2022 Maruti Suzuki Celerio with its competitors and other petrol- and CNG-powered B1-segment hatchbacks like Maruti Suzuki WagonR and Hyundai Santro.

Maruti Suzuki Celerio

Updated (May 26, 2022): Maruti Suzuki updated the prices of the Celerio. This article includes the latest prices and buying recommendations for the Celerio petrol and CNG with the latest prices.

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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Maruti Suzuki Celerio Petrol?

The pros or advantages of Celerio petrol are:

  • Insane mileage figures of 25.0 - 26.7kmpl with petrol and 35.60kmpkg with CNG (Fuel Cost Calculator)
  • Fairly large dimensions for the segment with a decent ground clearance of 170mm
  • Simple price structure makes it easy to pick a suitable variant
  • Maruti’s wide service network and easy availability of parts and skilled labour
  • 3 powertrain options to choose from - 1.0L petrol manual, 1.0L petrol AMT automatic, 1.0L CNG bi-fuel manual

The Maruti Suzuki Celerio petrol has the following shortcomings or problems:

  • CNG bi-fuel not available as an option with the suitably-loaded ZXI variant
  • The slightly larger and more powerful Tiago costs about the same as the Celerio
  • Missing features like rear parking camera, adjustable headrests, front centre armrest
  • Bubbly styling may not be to everyone’s taste

What Is The Price Of 2022 Maruti Suzuki Celerio Petrol And CNG?

The new 2022 Celerio is available in 4 variants - LXI, VXI, ZXI and ZXI Plus. The Celerio’s petrol-manual variants cost between Rs. 5.25 lakh and Rs. 6.50 lakh. The top 3 variants also get an optional AMT automatic transmission for an additional Rs. 50,000 premium. The mid-spec VXI variant is also available with an optional CNG bi-fuel option for an additional Rs. 95,000.

NEW MARUTI SUZUKI CELERIO | PETROL & CNG PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM | MAY 2022

Variant

CNG Manual

Difference

Petrol Manual

Difference

Petrol Auto

LXI

-

-

Rs. 5,25,000

-

-

VXI

Rs. 6,69,000

Rs. 95,000

Rs. 5,74,000

Rs. 50,000

Rs. 6,24,000

ZXI

-

-

Rs. 5,94,000

Rs. 50,000

Rs. 6,44,000

ZXI Plus

-

-

Rs. 6,50,000

Rs. 50,000

Rs. 7,00,000

2022 Maruti Suzuki Celerio LXI - Base Model Features & Review

The base LXI variant of the Celerio costs Rs. 5.25 lakh and it’s only available with a manual transmission. It gets the following notable features:

  • Ball-joint outside mirrors
  • Idle start/stop
  • 14-inch wheel
  • Black door handles and mirrors
  • Body-coloured bumpers

This variant is not suitable even for buyers on a tight budget. It’s missing a few critical features like a music system, power windows, remote central locking, internally adjustable mirrors, day/night inside mirror. We expect these features from a car at this price. We strongly recommend stretching your budget and considering one of the higher variants of the Celerio.

NEW MARUTI SUZUKI CELERIO LXI

BASE MODEL STANDARD FEATURES

Safety & Style

Functional 

Std. Safety Features

Idle Start/Stop

Front Seatbelt Pretensioners & Force Limiter

Front Passenger Seat Back Pocket

Body Coloured Bumpers

Integrated Front & Rear Headrests

Black Door Handles & ORVMs

All-door Pockets

R14 Steel Wheels

Front Power Outlet

Ball-joint ORVMs

MID w/ FE & DTE

New Maruti Suzuki Celerio LXI vs VXI Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

The VXI variant of the new Maruti Suzuki Celerio costs Rs. 5.74 lakh, which is Rs. 49,000 more than the base LXI variant. The VXI trim is also available with the 5-speed AMT automatic transmission for an additional Rs. 50,000 as it retails for Rs. 6.24 lakh.

For CNG bi-fuel buyers, the VXI variant is the only option available. It costs Rs. 6.69 lakh, which is Rs. 95,000 more than the petrol-manual powertrain.

MARUTI SUZUKI CELERIO | PRICE COMPARISON

 

LXI

Difference

VXI

CNG Manual

-

-

Rs. 6,69,000

Difference

-

 

Rs. 95,000

Petrol Manual

Rs. 5,25,000

Rs. 49,000

Rs. 5,74,000

Difference

-

 

Rs. 50,000

Petrol Automatic

-

-

Rs. 6,24,000

For the additional Rs. 49,000, the VXI variant adds the following notable features:

  • Body-coloured door handles and mirrors
  • Split rear seatback
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Power mirrors
  • day/night inside mirror
  • Wheel covers
  • All power windows
  • Rear parcel tray

While this variant has a bunch of must-have features, it’s still missing a music system, steering-mounted controls, remote central locking and adjustable steering wheel. The additional features of the VXI variant don’t justify the Rs. 49,000 price gap. We’ll still suggest stretching the budget just a bit more as the next ZXI variant only costs Rs. 20,000 more and offers far better value and balance of features. For Celerio VXI manual as well as automatic buyers, we’ll suggest stretching the budget just a little bit more if possible.

For the CNG bi-fuel buyers, the Celerio VXI is the only option. So there’s not much choice. Considering the upfront price gap and lower fuel costs of the Celerio CNG, you can expect to recover the higher ex-showroom price in about 61,000km (based on May 2022 Delhi fuel prices)

Fuel Cost Calculator – Know Your Car Running Cost.

2022 MARUTI SUZUKI CELERIO VXI

FEATURES OVER LXI

Safety

Functional 

Style

Hill Start Assist (AMT)

Front & Rear Power Windows

Driver Window w/ Auto Down

Body Coloured Door handles

Manual Central Locking

Rear Parcel Tray

60:40 Rear Seat

Body Coloured ORVMs

Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

Electrically Adjustable ORVMs

Passenger Side Vanity Mirror

Full Wheel Covers

Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock

Tachometer (AMT Only)

 

Silver Interior Detailing

Day Night IRVM

     

Maruti Suzuki Celerio VXI vs ZXI Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

The price difference between the new Celerio’s VXI and ZXI variant is only Rs. 20,000 for the manual as well as the automatic transmission. The Celerio ZXI manual costs Rs. 5.94 lakh while the ZXI automatic costs Rs. 6.44 lakh.

MARUTI SUZUKI CELERIO | PRICE COMPARISON

 

VXI

Difference

ZXI

CNG Manual

Rs. 6,69,000

-

-

Difference

Rs. 95,000

 

-

Petrol Manual

Rs. 5,74,000

Rs. 20,000

Rs. 5,94,000

Difference

Rs. 50,000

 

Rs. 50,000

Petrol Automatic

Rs. 6,24,000

Rs. 20,000

Rs. 6,44,000

The price jump to the ZXI variant is small, and it adds some must-have features like:

  • Remote central locking
  • Adjustable steering
  • Steering-mounted controls
  • Music system
  • Rear defogger
  • Rear washer wiper

You may still miss adjustable headrests, power-folding mirrors, height-adjustable driver seat, auto AC and front armrest.

Compared to the incremental cost difference between the base LXI and the ZXI variant, the more expensive ZXI variant fails to completely justify the price gap. However, it offers far better value for money than the lower VXI variant along with a promise of a much better ownership experience than either of the 2 lower variants. It more than justifies the jump from the VXI variant. So, we’ll recommend all Celerio VXI buyers to buy the ZXI instead. For Celerio manual and automatic buyers, the ZXI variant is our top recommendation.

2022 MARUTI SUZUKI CELERIO ZXI

FEATURES OVER VXI

Safety

Entertainment

Functional & Style

Anti-theft Alarm

Audio System

Remote Central Locking

Rear Defogger

USB & Bluetooth

Tilt Steering

Rear Wiper & Washer

4 Speakers

Tachometer

 

Steering-mounted Controls

Turn Indicators on ORVMs

Maruti Suzuki Celerio ZXI vs ZXI Plus Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

The top-spec ZXI Plus variant adds Rs. 56,000 to the ex-showroom price of the lower ZXI variant. It’s also available with a manual as well as an AMT automatic, with the latter costing an additional Rs. 50,000. The Celerio ZXI Plus variant costs Rs. 6.50 lakh with the manual and Rs. 7.00 lakh with the automatic.

MARUTI SUZUKI CELERIO | PRICE COMPARISON

 

ZXI

Difference

ZXI PLUS

Petrol Manual

Rs. 5,94,000

Rs. 56,000

Rs. 6,50,000

Difference

Rs. 50,000

-

Rs. 50,000

Petrol Automatic

Rs. 6,44,000

Rs. 56,000

Rs. 7,00,000

The top model of the Celerio adds the following notable features:

  • Touchscreen
  • Android Auto
  • Apple Carplay
  • Fog lamps
  • Power folding mirrors
  • Keyless entry and push-button start/stop
  • 15-inch alloy wheels.
  • Height adjustable driver seat

Considering the cost of high-value features like keyless entry, touchscreen and alloy wheels, the ZXI Plus variant of the new Celerio manages to offer the best value for money compared to the lower variants. However, considering the Celerio’s segment and price range, we believe that most of these features fall in the good-to-have category. So, we’ll leave it up to you to decide if you should upgrade to the top model or not. The ZXI variant of the Celerio earns our top recommendation and will suit the needs of most buyers instead of the ZXI Plus.

NEW MARUTI SUZUKI CELERIO ZXI PLUS

FEATURES OVER ZXI

Safety & Style

Entertainment

Functional 

Fog Lamps

7-inch Touchscreen Infotainment

Electrically Foldable ORVMs

Black B-pillars

Apple CarPlay

Keyless Entry w/ Push-button Start/Stop

R15 Alloy Wheels

Android Auto

Height Adjustable Driver Seat

Which Variant Of The 2022 Maruti Suzuki Celerio Should You Buy?

Among the new 2022 Celerio’s petrol manual variants, the base variant is suitable for budget buyers. You can buy this trim and add some accessories to improve the ownership experience. The VXI offers poor value for money. You’re better off skipping this option. Either jump to a higher variant or buy the base LXI trim.

The ZXI variant offers much better value for money than the VXI trim but is not enough to justify the asking price. However, we’ll still recommend this variant to most buyers as it offers a good balance of value and must-have features. The ZXI Plus top variant is the best value for money option and totally worth upgrading. However, it doesn’t add compelling features to warrant an upgrade.

NEW 2022 MARUTI SUZUKI CELERIO MANUAL | RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

LXI

Rank 2

Rs. 5,25,000

Too basic; not recommended

VXI

Rank 4

Rs. 5,74,000

Not recommended; upgrade to ZXI

ZXI

Rank 3

Rs. 5,94,000

Top recommended

ZXI Plus

Rank 1

Rs. 6,50,000

Worth upgrading

VXI CNG

-

Rs. 6,69,000

Only option CNG bi-fuel buyers

For the Maruti Celerio automatic buyers also, the ZXI variant is an easy recommendation. It doesn’t cost all that much over the VXI trim and has a lot of must-have features, easily justifying the Rs. 20,000 price gap over the VXI AMT. The top variant is a good value for money option, but it doesn’t have enough must-have features to earn our top recommendation. If you want those features in your car, then you can buy the top model.

NEW 2022 MARUTI SUZUKI CELERIO AUTOMATIC | RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

VXI

Rank 3

Rs. 6,24,000

Not recommended

ZXI

Rank 2

Rs. 6,44,000

Top recommended

ZXI Plus

Rank 1

Rs. 7,00,000

Worth upgrading

What Are The Engine Specifications Of The Maruti Suzuki Celerio Petrol?

In terms of engine specs, the 2022 Celerio stands out with a mind-blowing mileage figure of around 25.0 - 26.7kmpl. This is unheard of from a petrol car. Until a few years ago, such mileage figures sounded unreal even from a diesel car. Getting such official mileage figures from a petrol car speaks volumes about Maruti Suzuki’s engineering prowess in terms of efficiency. The Celerio CNG also has an equally impressive and class-leading mileage figure of 35.60kmpkg.

As far as the other specs go, the Celerio’s power and torque output are on par with the 1.0L engine option from the rivals. However, the WagonR 1.2L manages to outperform, thanks to the larger displacement. Along with the engine upgrade, the 2022 WagonR also brings significant mileage improvements just like the new Celerio.

MARUTI SUZUKI CELERIO 1.0L PETROL VS RIVALS

PETROL ENGINE SPECS COMPARISON

 

New Celerio

New WagonR

Santro

Displacement

1.0L

1.2L

1.0L

1.1L

Cylinder

3

4

3

4

Cubic Capacity

998cc

1197cc

998cc

1086cc

Maximum Power

66PS @ 5500rpm

83PS @ 6000rpm

68PS @ 6000rpm

69PS @ 5500rpm

Power:Weight

82.50PS/tonne

99.40PS/tonne

82.93PS/tonne

75.82PS/tonne

Peak Torque

89Nm @ 3500rpm

113Nm @ 4200rpm

90Nm @ 3500rpm

99Nm @ 4500rpm

Torque:Weight

111.25Nm/tonne

135.33Nm/tonne

109.76Nm/tonne

108.79Nm/tonne

Manual

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

Manual FE

24.97 - 25.23kmpl

23.56kmpl

24.35kmpl

20kmpl

Automatic

5-speed AMT

5-speed AMT

5-speed AMT

5-speed AMT

Automatic FE

26.00 - 26.68kmpl

24.43kmpl

25.19kmpl

20kmpl

For CNG buyers, among the other CNG cars like the Tiago, WagonR, Santro and Nios, the Celerio maintains a lead in terms of fuel cost. It has the lowest fuel cost of Rs. 2.12 per km followed by WagonR, which costs Rs. 2.22 per km as of May 2022 CNG prices in Delhi. With the May 2022 fuel prices in Delhi, you can expect to recover the Rs. 95,000 price difference between the petrol and CNG models in about 61,000km. In terms of performance, the Tiago’s 73PS of power output is the highest among CNG hatchbacks while the Tiago and Nios offer similar torque output of 95Nm.

MARUTI ARENA CELERIO VS RIVALS

CNG ENGINE SPECS COMPARISON

 

New Celerio

Tiago

WagonR

Santro

Nios

Displacement

1.0L

1.2L

1.0L

1.1L

1.2L

Cylinder

3

3

3

4

4

Capacity

998cc

1199cc

998cc

1086cc

1197

Maximum Power

57PS @ 5300rpm

73PS @ 6000rpm

57PS @ 5300rpm

60PS @ 5500rpm

69PS @ 6000rpm

Power:Weight

63PS/tonne

70PS/tonne

65PS/tonne

60PS/tonne

67PS/tonne

Peak Torque

82Nm @ 3400rpm

95Nm @ 3500rpm

82Nm @ 3400rpm

85.3Nm @ 4500rpm

95Nm @ 4000rpm

Torque:Weight

91Nm/tonne

91Nm/tonne

86Nm/tonne

85PS/tonne

92PS/tonne

Manual

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

Manual FE

35.60kmpkg

26.49kmpkg

34.05kmpkg

29.1kmpkg

28.1kmpkg

Per KM Fuel Cost

Rs. 2.12

Rs. 2.85

Rs. 2.22

Rs. 2.60

Rs. 2.69

You can also use our Fuel Cost Calculator to see how much any petrol, diesel or CNG car will cost to run based on the latest fuel price in your city.

V3Cars Fuel Cost Calculator

What Are The Dimensions Of The Maruti Suzuki Celerio?

The new Celerio is longer and wider than the WagonR and the Santro and has better ground clearance too. However, it can’t beat the WagonR’s height and boot space. The Maruti Celerio also has larger wheel sizes as it gets 14-inch wheels in lower variants and 15-inch wheels in higher variants.

CELERIO vs RIVALS

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

Celerio

WagonR

Santro

Length

3695mm

3655mm

3610mm

Width

1655mm

1620mm

1645mm

Height

1555mm

1675mm

1560mm

Wheelbase

2435mm

2435mm

2400mm

Boot Space

313-lt

341-lt

235-lt

Ground Clearance

170mm

165mm

160mm

Fuel Tank

32-lt

32-lt

35-lt

Tyre Size (Base)

165/70 R14

155 / 80 R13

155/80 R13

Tyre Size (Top)

175/60 R15

165 / 70 R14

165/70 R14

What Are The Colour Options Of The 2022 Maruti Suzuki Celerio?

The 2022 Celerio is available in the following 6 colour options:

  • Blue
  • White
  • Red
  • Grey
  • Silver
  • Brown

Note: Here is a quick look at our length-based segmentation of cars to give you an idea of how we are classifying cars based on their size.

CLASSIFICATION OF CARS

SEGMENT

SUB-SEGMENT

LENGTH

EXAMPLE

A Segment

A

< 3699mm

Alto, Kwid (Exception), Santro, Celerio

       

B Segment

B1

3700 - 3850mm

Ignis, GO, Nios, Swift, Tiago

B2

3850 - 3999mm

Altroz, Baleno, Dzire, Amaze, Nexon, Brezza

       

C Segment

C

4000 - 4499mm

Ciaz, New City (Exception), Slavia (Exception), Creta, Seltos, Compass, Ertiga

       

D Segment

D

4500 - 4750mm

Octavia, XUV500, Elantra, Civic, Harrier, Hector, Innova, Kodiaq, CR-V

       

D+ Segment

D+

> 4750mm

Fortuner, Superb, Endeavour, Camry, Carnival

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mahesh Yadav

Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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