Maruti Suzuki launched Celerio ZXI AMT – 0.8L Twin Cylinder engine to power upcoming Celerio Diesel??
Maruti Suzuki Group has launched the revolutionary ‘Celerio’ hatchback in the Indian market last year with a bang and the model went successful across the country. The hatchback was the first ever in the Indian automotive history to sport automated manual transmission system. It’s been one year since the model was launched and in connection with the first anniversary, Maruti Suzuki has added AMT to the top end ZXI trim too.
The manufacturer has introduced the Celerio hatchback for the first time at the Delhi Auto Expo 2015 that was held at Greater Noida in the month of February. Maruti Suzuki has offered Automated Manual Transmission gear box with the lower end variants only and it was not offered with higher end variant ZXI. The new Celerio ZXI AMT hatchback comes powered with the same 1.0 litre three cylinder K series petrol engine that is capable of generating around 67 bhp power at the peak along with 90 Nm of torque. Engine comes mated to an Automated Manual Transmission gear box and the combination is reported to assure around 23.1 kmpl mileage on an average.
Huge demand from Indian buyers was received for offering AMT with higher end trims of Celerio as some of the essential premium features are not offered with lower end variants generally. Some of the significant features offered with Celerio ZXI which are not present in the lower end variants are such as 2 DIN music system with exclusive features such as Bluetooth, AUX IN and USB support, electrically adjustable wing mirrors, body coloured door handles and wing mirrors, dual front air bags, integrated turn indicators to wing mirrors, rear wiper, key less entry and steering mounted audio controls.
Maruti Suzuki has been alluring Indian buyers with news in connection with the introduction of diesel powered Celerio hatchback. We can expect the same to come with a 0.8 litre two cylinder diesel engine and the launch could happen by the end of 2016 most probably.
[Source: Indian Autos Blog]