2015 Maruti-Suzuki Celerio ZMT
Maruti today introduced the Celerio ZXi variant with AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) technology at the hatches first anniversary.
The Celerio was launched about a year ago at the 2014 Auto Expo and gets both 5 speed manual as well as automated manual transmission (AMT). The Celerio is one impressive hatch which bought the Automated Manual Transmission technoplogy with it which eliminates the use of clutch while shifting. However the AMT Transmission was available only with Cerlerio’s base LXi and VXi variants which although featured the new transmission but lacked the safety features like airbags which was a concern for many.
Thus in order to find a solution Celerio has added the AMT Transmission even on the ZXi variant which gets plenty of safety options and offcourse that impressive K series petrol engine.
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There has been no changes made to the exterior of the hatch and also because of the fact that this is only a variant which comes with some new features. However there are some special features which surely the ZXi variant gets which includes a body colored door handles and ORVM’s integrated with turn indicators. While the ZXi variant also gets the keyless entry system and also rear wiper as well rear washer.
The ZXI variant of the Celerio gets many interesting features like a 2 Din audio system which also gets MP3, CD, USB and AUX-in along with 4 speakers along with audio mounted steering controls, electrically adjustable rear wing mirrors. The hatch also is spacious and can easily accommodate 3 person at its rear bench comfortably.
The Celerio ZXI as already mentioned above is powered by a 1.0-liter three-cylinder K-Series petrol engine which produces about 68 Ps of peak power at 6000 rpm and 90 NM of torque at 3500 rpm. This engine now gets the new AMT transmission which gives it an edge over its rivals. This petrol engine has a good reputation of returning an impressive fuel efficiency of about 23.1 Km to a litre of fuel.
The prices of the new ZXi variant of the Celerio with the AMT transmission have not been announced yet but we expect it be about 50 thousand more than the existing price tag.
There are couple of safety features that the Celerio ZXi variant gets which includes:
- Drive side front airbags
The new Celerio ZXi variant surely adds an added advantage now that all of the variants gets the advantage of AMT gearbox (ZXI gets Optional AMT) while the added airbags will be an extra advantage for those who wants a safer vehicle.
You can read our entire review of the all new Maruti Celerio here
- * Addition of the AMT transmission
- * Air Bags For safety
- * No change beside the new AMT Gearbox
- * Only driver side airbag offered with the variant