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Old 2nd April 2014, 10:46   #16
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I had a chance to test drive the manual version celerio.
I was surprised with engine noise, I felt noise was bit loud. May be this was only on test drive car, I am not sure about this.
Interior quality wasn't impressive.
The seats are replica of Grand i10.
From outside car looks big, Rear seat legroom is fine. 5th occupant will have complaints for sure.
Boot space seems okay.
Fun to drive in city corners.
Peppy engine and revv happy.

Suzuli claims mileage 20km/l on this car, but I am interested to know about this from owners.
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Had a quick test drive of the Celerio AMT (VXi) last week, and came away thoroughly impressed. Am looking to buy an automatic for the missus.
The biggest pros were the peppy engine and the ease of the AMT transmission (I too was skeptical at first about the AMT being more complex than an a normal automatic). I drive an SX4, and the Celerio's engine left me quite impressed actually. The ride quality was pretty good too (was in the rear seat for a while, and didn't really feel the bumps or potholes more than my brother's Swift, my friend's Ritz, or my SX4).
Am I buying it? ( Boy! It's a Maruti, has a great engine mated to an impressive AMT technology, has an impressive ride, and is being offered at a mouth-watering price!). No, I would rather wait for Maruti to offer the AMT in the Zxi variant with Airbags (and the other bells and whistles).
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I had a chance to test drive the manual version celerio.
I was surprised with engine noise, I felt noise was bit loud. May be this was only on test drive car, I am not sure about this.
Interior quality wasn't impressive.
The seats are replica of Grand i10.
From outside car looks big, Rear seat legroom is fine. 5th occupant will have complaints for sure.
Boot space seems okay.
Fun to drive in city corners.
Peppy engine and revv happy.

Suzuki claims mileage 20km/l on this car, but I am interested to know about this from owners.
The Manual version isn't as fun to drive as the AMT. Test drive the AMT and you will be impressed. For the price point the interior is good. The plastics are hard but don't feel cheap. The engine is definitely noisy above 4000 rpm.

Suzuki claims 23.1 km/l on both the models.
We recieved 18 in city and 20 on highway in AMT model.
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Are these AMT's shift as smooth as that of other automatic transmission?
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The Manual version isn't as fun to drive as the AMT. Test drive the AMT and you will be impressed. For the price point the interior is good. The plastics are hard but don't feel cheap. The engine is definitely noisy above 4000 rpm.

Suzuki claims 23.1 km/l on both the models.
We recieved 18 in city and 20 on highway in AMT model.
What I meant was fun to drive in city corners. That means car is good to drive at average speed in city corners. I felt pick up was good enough at that low speed. Yeah! I need to test drive AMT soon.
One thing I forgot to check is car pickup with fully loaded and AC. Can you comment something on this?

That's a good mileage to get in test drive cars. If that is the case, then there is no point in opting diesel cars.
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What I meant was fun to drive in city corners. That means car is good to drive at average speed in city corners. I felt pick up was good enough at that low speed. Yeah! I need to test drive AMT soon.
One thing I forgot to check is car pickup with fully loaded and AC. Can you comment something on this?

That's a good mileage to get in test drive cars. If that is the case, then there is no point in opting diesel cars.
you can feel slight difference in pick up when the A/c is on.

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Are these AMT's shift as smooth as that of other automatic transmission?
The shifts are smooth if you don't push the car hard. If you want to drive fast slot into manual mode and it will work like a manual car. Shifts tale a second though and are not as fast as a DSG.
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what is the correct recommended tyre upsize staying at 14 inches ?
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Can we expect a Zxi version of the AMT soon ? I really want the extra features. any updates or scoop on this ?
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Can we expect a Zxi version of the AMT soon ? I really want the extra features. any updates or scoop on this ?
Probably once the demand stabilizes and the supplies for the AMT box is streamlined.as of now no concrete info.
Also , maruti seems to have stopped supplying Ritz Automatic so that also hints towards a zxi amt version coming in.

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come on new owners.. lets have some ownership reviews, an ice thread, trye upgrade thread etc. :-) where are all the Celerio owners at ?
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Thanks Rockporiom for bringing out this review.

Well I have been looking for replacement for my 6 years old swift and Celerio AMT would be a strong contender.

We are OK with manual but at the given price point, we would love AMT.

How do you rate the available front sitting position & space as compared to Honda Brio, in case you have come across it ?
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come on new owners.. lets have some ownership reviews, an ice thread, trye upgrade thread etc. :-)
Have patience. I heard the Official Review is coming out any moment (Hopefully soon after I hit the submit button).

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Hi Live To Jive,

We are eagerly awaiting the Celerio official review. Meanwhile, I request you to share your ownership & buying experience as you said you are one of the esteemed owner.

Eager to know the performance & driveability of Celerio as I am planning to buy a new small car for my wife. So far only i10 & i20 are the contenders.
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well I'm still waiting... anyone have the 0-100 timing of the amt?
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Why isn't there an official review of the Celerio?
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