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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