Maruti Suzuki is planning to launch the next-generation Celerio soon. The launch was slated this year but due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated lockdown as well as the supply chain disruption, the launch event is likely to have delayed to the first half of 2021. Now, the next-generation model has been spied under camouflage covers.
On the outside, the spied test mule appears slightly larger than the current-generation Celerio and the car also appears to come with completely redesigned exteriors. On the front fascia, the test mule of the Celerio features a sleek radiator grille with a curved signature, a trough design on the vents, a wide air dam, slightly reworked headlamps and fender-mounted turn indicators.
The test mule was captured running on steel wheels without wheel covers so it is difficult to hypothesize the wheel design. The brand has also neatly camouflaged the sides and the spied car does not reveal much in terms of the shoulder lines. At the rear, Maruti Suzuki is likely to rework the bumper and give the hatchback a revised tail lamp cluster as well.
On the inside, the test mule is expected to feature a completely redesigned dashboard with a centrally mounted new generation SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system which is likely to be integrated with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, analogue instrumentation with amber backlit digital MID, dashboard-mounted power window buttons, 12V power socket, cup holders, etc.
In the engine department, the next-generation Maruti Suzuki Celerio is expected to be powered by the same 1.0-litre K10B series three-cylinder liquid-cooled 12-valve aluminium type engine that produces 68 PS of power and 90 Nm of torque matched to a 5-speed manual transmission and an optional AMT unit. Additionally, the Celerio is also likely to be offered with a 1.2-litre K12B series four-cylinder petrol engine that makes 85 PS of power and 113 Nm of torque.