December 2021 - Maruti Suzuki Celerio Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

December 2021 - Maruti Suzuki Celerio Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

In this variant explained article, you'll find out which variant of the Maruti Suzuki Celerio petrol you should buy based on the price, variant-wise features and value for money. Here we compare and objectively analyse the 2021 Celerio's petrol variants and their features. Then we will compare the engine specs, dimensions and mileage of the 2021 Maruti Suzuki Celerio with its competitors and other petrol-powered B1-segment hatchbacks like Maruti Suzuki WagonR and Hyundai Santro.

Maruti Suzuki Celerio

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

The pros or advantages of Celerio petrol are:

  • Mind-boggling mileage figures of 25 - 26.7kmpl

  • 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

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

  • No CNG fuel option

  • 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

What Is The Price Of 2022 Maruti Suzuki Celerio Petrol?

The new 2022 Celerio is available in 4 variants - LXI, VXI, ZXI and ZXI Plus. The Celerio’s prices start from Rs. 4.99 lakh and go up to Rs. 6.44 lakh for the ZXI Plus manual. The top 3 variants also get an optional AMT automatic transmission for an additional Rs. 50,000 premium.

Also Watch - 2021 Maruti Celerio First Drive Review w/ Actual Fuel Efficiency | The First Impression | November

NEW MARUTI SUZUKI CELERIO | PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM | DEC 2021

Variant

PETROL MT

Difference

PETROL AT

LXI

Rs. 4,99,000

-

-

VXI

Rs. 5,63,000

Rs. 50,000

Rs. 6,13,000

ZXI

Rs. 5,94,000

Rs. 50,000

Rs. 6,44,000

ZXI Plus

Rs. 6,44,000

Rs. 50,000

Rs. 6,94,000

2022 Maruti Suzuki Celerio LXI - Base Model Features & Review

The base LXI variant of the Celerio costs Rs. 4.99 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 suitable for buyers who want to stick to a tight budget and don’t want to spend any further. 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. If you can spend more, then you should look at higher variants of the Celerio.

NEW-GENERATION MARUTI SUZUKI CELERIO LXI | FEATURES

Rs. 4,99,000 (Petrol MT) | DECEMBER 2021 Ex-Showroom

Safety

Functional 

Style

Std. Safety Features

Idle Start/Stop

Body Coloured Bumpers

Front Seatbelt Pretensioners & Force Limiter

Front Passenger Seat Back Pocket

Black Door Handles & ORVMs


Integrated Front & Rear Headrests

R14 Steel Wheels w/out Covers


All-door Pockets

Ball-joint ORVMs


Front Power Outlet



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. 5.63 lakh, which is Rs. 64,000 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. 6.13 lakh.

MARUTI SUZUKI CELERIO | PRICE COMPARISON


LXI

Difference

VXI

Manual

Rs. 4,99,000

Rs. 64,000

Rs. 5,63,000

Difference

-

-

Rs. 50,000

Automatic

-

-

Rs. 6,13,000

For the additional Rs. 64,000, 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. Moreover, the price jump of Rs. 64,000 doesn’t justify upgrading to the Celerio VXI over the LXI. If you are on a tight budget, then you should consider buying and accessorising the LXI variant or choose a higher variant for better value for money.

2022 MARUTI SUZUKI CELERIO VXI | FEATURES OVER LXI

Rs. 5,63,000 (Petrol MT) | Rs. 6,13,000 (Petrol AMT) | DECEMBER 2021 Ex-Showroom

Safety

Functional 

Style

Hill Start Assist (AMT)

Front & Rear Power Windows

Driver Window w/ Auto Down

Body Coloured Door handles

Day Night IRVM

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

Central Locking




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

The price difference between the new Celerio’s VXI and ZXI variant is Rs. 31,000 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

Manual

Rs. 5,63,000

Rs. 31,000

Rs. 5,94,000

Difference

Rs. 50,000

-

Rs. 50,000

Automatic

Rs. 6,13,000

Rs. 31,000

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

Compared to the incremental cost difference between the base LXI and the ZXI variant, the more expensive ZXI variant is not a great value for money. But, it’s still a far better option than the VXI and offers many must-have features for the asking price.


You may still miss adjustable headrests, power-folding mirrors, height-adjustable driver seat, auto AC and front armrest. But, the ZXI is suitably loaded compared to other variants and has a good value for money. For Celerio manual and automatic buyers, the ZXI variant is our top recommendation.

2022 MARUTI SUZUKI CELERIO ZXI | FEATURES OVER VXI

Rs. 5,94,000 (Petrol MT) | Rs. 6,44,000 (Petrol AMT) | DECEMBER 2021 Ex-Showroom

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. 50,000 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. 6.44 lakh with the manual and Rs. 6.94 lakh with the automatic.

MARUTI SUZUKI CELERIO | PRICE COMPARISON


ZXI

Difference

ZXI PLUS

Manual

Rs. 5,94,000

Rs. 50,000

Rs. 6,44,000

Difference

Rs. 50,000

-

Rs. 50,000

Automatic

Rs. 6,44,000

Rs. 50,000

Rs. 6,94,000

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, most of these features are not in the must-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.

NEW MARUTI SUZUKI CELERIO ZXI PLUS | FEATURES OVER ZXI

Rs. 6,44,000 (Petrol MT) | Rs. 6,94,000 (Petrol AMT) | DECEMBER 2021 Ex-Showroom

Safety

Entertainment

Functional 

Style

Fog Lamps

7-inch Touchscreen Infotainment

Electrically Foldable ORVMs

Black B-pillars


Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

Keyless Entry w/ Push-button Start/Stop

R15 Alloy Wheels



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.

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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 4,99,000

Only for those on a budget. Personalisation recommended.

VXI

Rank 4

Rs 5,63,000

Not recommended

ZXI

Rank 3

Rs 5,94,000

Top recommended

ZXI Plus

Rank 1

Rs 6,44,000

Worth upgrading

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. 31,000 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 6,13,000

Not recommended

ZXI

Rank 2

Rs 6,44,000

Top recommended

ZXI Plus

Rank 1

Rs 6,94,000

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 - 26.7kmpl. This is unheard of from a petrol car. Until a few years ago, such mileage figures from a diesel car too sounded unreal. Getting such official mileage figures from a petrol car speaks volumes about Maruti Suzuki’s engineering prowess.

Also Watch - Maruti Suzuki WagonR Variants Explained LXI, LXI O, VXI, VXI O, ZXI | Petrol & CNG | Nov 2021

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.

MARUTI SUZUKI CELERIO 1.0L PETROL VS RIVALS

ENGINE SPECS COMPARISON


Celerio

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

Transmission

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

Manual

Claimed FE

24.97 - 25.23kmpl

20.52kmpl

21.79kmpl

20kmpl

Automatic

Transmission

5-speed AMT

5-speed AMT

5-speed AMT

5-speed AMT

Automatic

Claimed FE

26.00 - 26.68kmpl

20.52kmpl

21.79kmpl

20kmpl

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 2021 Maruti Suzuki Celerio?

The 2021 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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