Maruti Suzuki Celerio launched the all-new Celerio in India last week. The updated hatchback is being offered in four variants starting at Rs 4.99 lakh (ex-showroom). As a budget hatchback, there are alternatives like the Hyundai Santro, Datsun GO, Tata Tiago, and Maruti Suzuki Wagon R. Is the new Celerio the best buy than these alternatives? Let’s find out.
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R
The Wagon R is taller than the Celerio with a height of 1,675mm, but the Celerio is wider and longer, which makes it slightly more spacious inside. In terms of starting prices, there is not much difference between the two hatchbacks. However, if you move up the variant lineup, the Wagon R offers the advantage of the more powerful 1.2-liter engine. In addition, the Celerio’s K10C motor may not be available until the next few months, while the Wagon R may get a CNG alternative only in a few months.
Hyundai Santro is a more affordable alternative to Maruti Suzuki Celerio. Its price difference ranges from Rs 20,000 to Rs 45,000, depending on the variant. While Celerio has a longer wheelbase and 78 liters more boot space than Santro, it does not offer rear AC vents or reverse parking cameras, though it offers a stretched wheelbase.
Between the Tata Tiago and the Maruti Suzuki Celerio, the Tiago with its 1.2-liter, a three-cylinder petrol engine is genuinely effective of the duad. It places out 85bhp and 113Nm of torque and is paired to a five-velocity guide and an AMT unit. At 1,677 mm, the Tiago is wider than the Celerio. However, the Celerio has an extended wheelbase and a larger boot. Price-wise, the distinction between the 2 fashions is little. Tata Motors is likewise rumored to introduce a CNG model of the Tiago hatchback quickly a good way to in addition assist the carmaker to support its function withinside the segment.
The Datsun GO is the longest car of the brush with an extension of 3,788 mm and a wheelbase of 2,450 mm. It is powered by a 1.2-liter gasoline engine that delivers 67 hp up to expectations, which is then mated to a CVT unit after a five-speed manual transmission and 76 hp. On the pop side, the Celerio looks extra modern, is discreetly equipped, and has an ergonomic dashboard.
The Maruti Suzuki Celerio has increased its stakes in the budget hatchback segment. Even if the price is not quite as cheap as some of its competitors, the Celerio offers a well-rounded package with a spacious cabin, a fuel-efficient engine, and a list of equipment that is on par with the previous model and its counterparts “as read and reported by www.carwale.com”.