Maruti Suzuki has finally launched the much-awaited 2021 Celerio. The Celerio is famous for being one of the most affordable, practical and fuel-efficient cars with an automatic (AMT) gearbox. When the Celerio first came out with the AMT, it created a buzz in the market. People described it as, “Automatic hai, par Mileage achhi hai”. Maruti Suzuki broke the myth of compromising on mileage with an automatic gearbox. The Celerio primarily competes with X cars- The Tata Tiago, Maruti Suzuki WagonR, Hyundai Santro and the Datsun GO. Today, let’s see how the 2021 Maruti Suzuki Celerio stands against its rivals.
Performance isn’t the primary factor one looks at when buying a car in this segment. Nevertheless, our pick out of the lot would be the Tata Tiago. It has decent enough power for making city drives fun, and its handling and dynamics are undoubtedly the best of the lot. The Celerio is also fun to handle in city traffic because of its compact size and light steering.
|Maruti Suzuki Celerio||Tata Tiago||Datson Redi GO||Maruti Suzuki WagonR||Hyundai Santro|
|1L, K10C Petrol- 65HP and 89nm torque.||1.2L Petrol- 86HP and 113nm torque.||1.2L Petrol- 76HP and 104nm torque.||1.2L Petrol- 82HP and 113nm torque.
1L Petrol- 67HP and 90nm torque.
1L CNG- 58HP and 78nm torque.
|1L Petrol- 68HP and 99nm torque.|
|5-Speed Manual/5-Speed AMT||5-Speed Manual/5-Speed AMT||5-Speed Manual/CVT||5-Speed Manual/5-Speed AMT||5-Speed Manual/5-Speed AMT|
2021 Maruti Suzuki Celerio VS Rivals- Fuel Efficiency
This is certainly a critical factor in a segment like this. Most buyers will use these cars in peak city traffic, and having a good mileage is one of the most important things. With fuel prices rising as I type this article, only the most fuel-efficient car would make the most sense. We’ll let the numbers speak for this one.
|24-26 KMPL||20-24 KMPL||19-20 KMPL||20-21 KMPL||20-22 KMPL|
What About Practicality?
Maruti Suzuki cars are known for being the most practical ones. While the WagonR takes the lead on this front, the Celerio creeps into the second stop. If you’re someone looking for the most space, you can get, then go for the WagonR. But if you’re someone looking for a compact, more fuel-efficient car, go for the Celerio.
Manufacturers have started offering ‘Packs’ along with cars so that buyers can choose the features they want. The Celerio also comes with two optional packs like these, and it is the only car in this segment that gets this option. This helps the buyer feel like they have a choice when it comes to accessories and features. The WagonR offers the most variety when it comes to engines. You can choose between 2 petrol and a CNG, depending on your requirements.
All of these cars are priced quite similarly, so this shouldn’t be a deal maker or a deal-breaker for a buyer. However, higher variants of the Tiago are a little bit more expensive than the others.
|Maruti Celerio||Tata Tiago||Datsun GO||Maruti WagonR||Hyundai Santro|
|Rs.4.99-6.94 L||Rs.4.99-7.04 L||Rs.4.03-6.51 L||Rs.4.93-6.45 L||Rs.4.76-6.44 L|
All prices are ex-showroom.
Conclusion for 2021 Maruti Suzuki Celerio VS Rivals– The Celerio has always been a strong contender in this segment. With the latest update, it has become for future safe with added features like keyless go, a touch-screen infotainment system, etc. We would surely recommend it to someone who’s looking out for a small, fuel-efficient, automatic hatchback for city driving!
Here was a detailed comparison of the 2021 Celerio VS Rivals. Let us know which one would be your pick!