Maruti Suzuki’s first indigenously built diesel mill is an 800cc twin cylinder set up and it will find its place in the Y9T LCV, Celerio diesel and possibly Eeco. For now let’s just talk about the Celerio diesel, a car which has been successful from the very onset.
Celerio gets as high as 40 percent of its sales from the AMT variant. Its already known that Celerio diesel is under works and here we have another spy pic of the car flaunting its DDIS badge, courtesy Gaadiwaadi.com.
While the company has refused to divulge any details about the car, we have been successful in extracting a lot of data and info about the upcoming smallest diesel car in the country. According to what we know, Celerio diesel will produce power output of somewhere around 38 bhp and fuel efficiency figures close to 27 kmpl. The engine has seen a lot of cost cutting and hopefully the NVH problems have been addressed.
Interestingly, the claim is that this model is a production version of the car right from the company’s stockyard, which means that Maruti may have already started with its mass production. If that is true, its launch may be lined up within a couple of months from now. For the record, DDiS (Direct Diesel Injection System) is the same technology as Common Rail Direct Injection (CRDi).
After the recent launches of Ciaz, Swift facelift and new Alto K10, Maruti has in pipeline the Dzire facelift and the S-Cross. So, the company will try to sneak the Celerio diesel somewhere in between, possibly after the Dzire acelift. So we can expect the new Celerio to start reaching showrooms sometime between December 2014 and February 2015. The company is also working on a premium hatchback, codenamed YRA, which will be placed above the Swift, but it is coming a lot later…