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Scoop : Maruti Suzuki Celerio diesel spotted with DDiS badging

Maruti Celerio Diesel

The Maruti Celerio AMT has been a huge success in the Indian market with the car commanding a waiting period of 6 months. Now the car maker is gearing up to launch the Celerio diesel variant, the car has been spotted without camouflage at Maruti`s stockyard with DDiS badging on the front fender. The model seems to be ready for production and we expect the Maruti Suzuki Celerio diesel to be launched early next year. The diesel variant of the car is similar to the petrol version and there are no changes to the exteriors or interiors of the car, the only change being the new set of alloy wheels identical to the international version. While information on the Suzuki Celerio Diesel is scare at the moment, we know that the car will be available only with a manual transmission, with ABS and front airbags available on the top trim ZDi variant.

The Maruti Suzuki Celerio Diesel will be powered by Maruti`s self developed 800cc 2-cylinder diesel engine which is expected to pump out 50bhp of power. The engine has been developed in partnership with Suzuki Japan and will also power the upcoming Y9T LCV which is expected to be launched in 2015. This new engine from the house of Maruti Suzuki will be the smallest capacity diesel engine available in the country, making the diesel Celerio the most fuel efficient car in India.

Diesel cars have always been a favourite among Indian buyers and the Celerio`s small dimensions combined with an efficient diesel motor will only add to the demand of this very successful hatchback from Maruti. Our only concern is the NVH levels from the 2-cylinder oil burner could be on the higher side, while a decent punch can be expected from the motor. The Suzuki Celerio will compete against the likes of the Ford Figo, Grand i10 and Chevrolet Beat. Further information about the car and new diesel engine will be available as we inch closer to the launch, and the diesel Celerio is expected to be priced at a premium of Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 70,000 over its identical petrol models.

Source :- GaadiWaadi