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Old 22nd May 2017, 15:37   #1
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Default Rumour: Maruti Celerio facelift in the pipeline

As per recent media reports, Maruti Suzuki is working on a mid-life update for the Celerio hatchback. The said facelift is expected to be launched in India by the end of this financial year.

Details about the changes expected on the Maruti Celerio facelift are scarce at the moment. However, since it would be a mid-life update, the Celerio facelift will likely get some cosmetic and feature related updates. Meanwhile, the facelifted model is expected to continue to be powered by a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine that churns out 67 BHP and 90 Nm of torque. The 5-speed manual and AMT transmission options on offer are also expected to remain unchanged.

Maruti Suzuki had launched the Celerio in India in 2014 with a petrol engine and 5-speed manual & AMT transmissions. A diesel engine option was introduced in 2015, but was later discontinued due to poor demand. Maruti currently sells more than 8,000 units of the Celerio every month. However, the hatchback is now facing stiff competition, especially after the launch of the Tata Tiago. As a result, the facelift will likely help Maruti to freshen the Celerio's package and maintain its sales records.

Source: Autocar India

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It is nothing but a grill update and a body kit addition similar to the international model.
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As per recent media reports, Maruti Suzuki is working on a mid-life update for the Celerio hatchback.
No offence to anyone, but the current Celerio is one of the most uninspiring cars in the Maruti line-up, IMO. Even if it sells 8k per month, it pales in front of the competition like Tiago in terms of looks. Even the Eeco looks better than this.

Maruti has to completely replace this one with a new model - may be, with the Japanese Alto?

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I will put my bets on just a cosmetic change, and they wont go beyond new bumpers, grill, and a new interior scheme if at all. The top end Celerio is already pretty much loaded and the only possiblity is of the smartplay system since the Kwid, Tiago offers them. Apart from that, I would also love some new colour options since currently there are only safe colours and even the Yellow and Black options are gone.

Most importantly, I hope they will fix the transmission issue at least with the facelift version.
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Hmmm, 3 years is about the right time for a facelift. Hope Maruti don't make it uglier though - the Celerio has a very simple design & they shouldn't mess it up. Just small enhancements should be enough.

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Even if it sells 8k per month, it pales in front of the competition like Tiago in terms of looks.
A lot of folk like their designs clean & traditional.
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Celerio has a very simple design & they shouldn't mess it up. Just small enhancements should be enough.

A lot of folk like their designs clean & traditional.
Agree that the Celerio's design is simple. What I am saying is, not many people will buy it for its looks. They find value in the car, make sure it doesn't offend anyone, so will go ahead and buy. That is not the case with, say, Tigor / Kwid / Swift / Punto / i20 / Brezza / Creta etc. There are people who buy these cars just because of its looks. Value comes next for them.
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