The Maruti Celerio X is essentially a more rugged version of the regular car. Other than the visual treats which try to lend it a micro-crossover stance, the mechanicals remain the same and so does the ground clearance. This iteration primarily brings the Celerio on par with the current flavor of the market – one that rhymes with crossovers/SUVs.
Maruti Suzuki has expanded the Celerio line-up with the introduction of the CelerioX. The CelerioX is priced at Rs 8000 more than the equivalent version of the standard car. Based on the recently introduced 2017 Celerio, it is available in eight variants, five colour schemes with both manual and AMT transmission options. With the CelerioX, the carmaker is targeting young and spirited car buyers in the country where the standard Celerio appeals to the serious and older car buyers.
The CelerioX can be had in Vxi, Vxi AMT, Vxi (O), Zxi, Zxi AMT, Zxi (Optional) and Zxi (O) guises. Appearance wise, the X variant adds a designed X-theme based graphic around the grille in front. There is protective cladding on side body and bash plate on the rear bumper. The smeared-eyeliner-like effect beneath the headlights is done in gloss black finish and houses the circular fog lamps. The same effect continues on the roof rails and B-pillar. Colour options include – Solid Paprika Orange, Arctic White, Glistening Grey, Caffeine Brown, and Torque Blue. Of which the Paprika Orange is its signature colour. The black treatment continues on the inside with subtle white accents. The black seat trims gets orange piping. The CelerioX comes with driver-side airbag as standard. Meanwhile, the passenger air bags and ABS are offered as an optional fitment across all trims.
Powering the CelerioX is a K10B 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine producing 67bhp of power and 90Nm. Power is sent to front wheels via a five-speed manual or a five-speed AMT or what Maruti likes to call AGS (auto gear shift).