Country’s most fuel-efficient car launched

Country’s most fuel-efficient car launched
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Buoyed by the success of the Celerio petrol, Maruti Suzuki India, has, rolled out the diesel version of the car in the country at a starting price of Rs. 4.65 lakh (ex-showroom, Hyderabad). Claimed to deliver 27.62km/l, the Maruti Celerio diesel is now India\'s most fuel-efficient car - it beat the Swift Dzire diesel that has an ARAI-certified mileage of 26.59km/l.

Buoyed by the success of the Celerio petrol, Maruti Suzuki India, has, rolled out the diesel version of the car in the country at a starting price of Rs. 4.65 lakh (ex-showroom, Hyderabad). Claimed to deliver 27.62km/l, the Maruti Celerio diesel is now India's most fuel-efficient car - it beat the Swift Dzire diesel that has an ARAI-certified mileage of 26.59km/l.


Transport Commissioner Sandeep Kumar Sultania unveiled and delivered the car to G Ravi, a customer of Varun Motors, at its Begumpet Showroom on Wednesday. The launch event was attended by Muneesh Bali, Regional Manager-Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, RC Raju, executive director, D K Raju, director, Neeraj, GM of Varun Motors.

Launch event at Varun Motors, Begumpet

Meanwhile, RKS Saboo motors also delivered the car to its first customer Arunkumar Putta, in presence of V Ravinder, DCP East zone on the same day. Powering the Maruti Celerio Diesel is a 793cc, 2-cylinder diesel engine that has been developed locally by Maruti with an investment of over Rs. 900 crore.


The cylinder block of this new small engine is all aluminium and gets a compact fuel distribution system along with a turbocharger. This engine churns out a maximum power output of 47bhp and 125Nm of peak torque. Despite being a small capacity engine, it is claimed to churn out higher torque per cc (0.16Nm/cc) than the highly-claimed 1.3-litre multijet unit that powers multiple Maruti Suzuki cars including Swift, Dzire and Ciaz.


Weighing 89kg, the new small engine is also the lightest diesel engine in the country, which will also power other small Maruti Suzuki Cars and an upcoming LCV. Earlier there were rumours about Maruti Suzuki's plans of launchig the AMT-equipped diesel version of the Celerio, but the company has launched it with a 5-speed manual gearbox.

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