Marcus De Guzman / Maruti Suzuki | January 03, 2018 09:13
Sporty Suzuki CelerioX ready for the urban prowl
After just recently debuting the refreshed Celerio, Suzuki has revealed a new variant of the A-segment hatchback for the Indian market. Called the CelerioX, the all-new model gives the five-door hatch a sportier and trendier look aimed directly at young car buyers.
Unlike the standard version of the 2018 Celerio, the CelerioX features a unique color motif. Called the 'X-Theme', both the front grill and sides of the front bumper feature a blacked-out finish. Meanwhile, the B-pillars, foglight bezels, 14-inch alloy wheels and roof garnishes are finished in high gloss black which further accentuates the hatchback's sportier look.
Protective body cladding is also present on the CelerioX which can be seen on the front bumper, wheel arches and back bumper.
The blacked-out finish also carries over inside the hatchback. However, white accents throughout the cabin provide the necessary contrast. On the other hand, the black seats are complemented by orange stripes that again provide a sportier feel for the CelerioX.
Like the standard Celerio, power comes in the form of the 1.0-liter K10B three-cylinder motor that puts out 67 PS at 6000 rpm along with 90 Nm of torque at 3500 rpm. In India, the transmission options are a five-speed manual and an automated manual transmission (AMT) which also comes with five gears.
Standard safety features present in the 2018 CelerioX include anti-lock brakes, front and side airbags, seatbelt reminder and side impact beams.
“Celerio has successfully carved a unique position for itself in the competitive compact car segment. With CelerioX, Maruti Suzuki aims to give this well-accepted model a bold, stylish and sporty makeover as per the changing preferences of young and social savvy consumers. We are confident that CelerioX will enhance the brand and bring in younger customers,” said Kalsi R.S., Senior Executive Director of Marketing and Sales at Maruti Suzuki.
Apart from its signature Solid Paprika Orange hue, the 2018 CelerioX can also be painted in the following colors: Arctic White, Caffeine Brown, Glistening Gray and Torque Blue.
Presently, Suzuki is offering the CelerioX for the Indian market only.