Amaan AhmedJune 15, 2021 8:31:04 PM IST
The exterior design of the 2021 Maruti Suzuki Celerio was revealed ahead of its official debut thanks to leaked patent designs. Originally slated to arrive in early 2021, the launch of the second-generation Maruti Suzuki Celerio has been delayed due to the devastating second wave of COVID-19 that hit India, and factory closures and disruptions in the industry. supply of the resulting components. However, the launch is only a while away, and these leaked patents give a glimpse of what the next generation hatchback will look like.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio 2021 design patents leaked
The original Maruti Suzuki Celerio – launched in 2014 – was not a design icon, and it’s no surprise the company opted for a simple and quiet design language for the second-gen model. In its latest iteration, the Celerio will sport swept-back headlights and a smaller mesh grille, cut in half by a strip that connects the headlights. The no-frills front bumper houses a small central air intake flanked by circular fog lights, and viewed from the side, the Celerio 2021 doesn’t have any real design flourishes to speak of, without the model’s strong character line. current, which originates in the front fender and extends to the rear lights. Also noteworthy are the flap door handles, which replace the pull handles seen on the current car, and are a step backwards.
The patent drawings show the Celerio running on multi-spoke alloys and also highlight its rather thick C-pillar. At the rear, the taillights are mounted high and blend into horn-shaped reflector sections; the bumper is recessed and the tailgate is small, pointing to a high loading lip.
Overall, the 2021 Maruti Suzuki Celerio looks a bit drab on the outside and likely won’t win any awards for its looks, but continues with the basic and straightforward design ideology of the original. It’s also important to keep in mind that patent designs by nature make a vehicle fairly straightforward – with colors and trim elements in place, the new Celerio should look a lot more up-to-date.
Platform, interior and powertrains Maruti Suzuki Celerio 2021
Just like most next-gen Maruti Suzuki models, the 2021 Celerio is also expected to upgrade to Suzuki’s lightweight Heartect platform. It’s likely to grow a bit in terms of dimensions, which should make it a bit more spacious than the outgoing Celerio, and will also benefit from a new dashboard, with top-of-the-line models configured to get the latest system in mind. ‘SmartPlay Studio touchscreen infotainment from Maruti.
As for the engines, the Maruti Suzuki Celerio 2021 will likely keep its 1.0-liter three-cylinder K10B petrol unit, and may also get the larger 1.2-liter four-cylinder K12M petrol engine. A five-speed manual transmission will be offered alongside a five-speed automated manual transmission (AMT), and Maruti Suzuki will also offer a CNG version of the new Celerio at a later date.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio 2021 launch pricing and expectations
Expect prices for the Maruti Suzuki Celerio 2021 to be between Rs 4.80-6.20 lakh (ex-showroom) when the second-gen hatchback launches in the third quarter (July-September) of This year.