SCOOP: Celerio Diesel Production Halted; Maruti Taking No New Bookings

Celerio Diesel discontinued from production and the company has asked dealers not to take new bookings… It is widely known that Celerio diesel is not doing very well in the market. Apart from the not-so-encouraging response to its two-cylinder diesel engine, the almost-sudden shift to petrol-run cars have made things difficult for what was Maruti … Read more

Maruti to Axe Celerio Diesel? No BS VI for the Twin 800 cc Mill Planned: Speculation

Due to the changing shift in market dynamics, Celerio Diesel may be discontinued once BS6 kicks in… Maruti has been the king of the small car market here in India since we gained senses. Not many years back, Indian market shifted preference to diesel engines and with this change, Maruti Suzuki decided to make a few of … Read more

Was Tata Right in Slashing Nano Diesel? Celerio Diesel Already on Discounts of Over 50K

Maruti Suzuki invested about Rs 900 crore in developing the small 2-cylinder diesel engine which currently powers the Celerio and may or may not go to other smaller cars in the future. Celerio diesel was launched in June 2015 and was expected to set the charts on fire but that just did not happen! According … Read more

Celerio Hits 1 Lakh Sales Milestone; One Third of Them are AMTs

Maruti Suzuki’s Celerio popularized Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) in India and it has been an instant hit. The waiting period peaked to months and the company had to request Magneti Marelli to set up a base here to cater to the rising demand. The company after the initial success continued propelling the model with a … Read more

Maruti Suzuki Celerio’s 793cc Diesel Engine: Few Interesting Bits

Did you know that Celerio diesel comes with a host of ‘firsts’? It is world’s smallest diesel engine on a passenger car. It is the first diesel engine by Suzuki and hence, a first indigenous motor on a Maruti Suzuki car. It is obvious that being a two cylinder engine, the company must have faced … Read more