The small car segment in India has always been on every company’s cross-hairs but only Maruti Suzuki is enjoying being the king of the segment for long time. After phasing out Estilo and A-star, company is now left with a gap to be bridged in their portfolio, between Alto and Wagon R. As we all know now, that this gap is no longer going to exists as Maruti Suzuki Celerio will step into shoes of these outgoing cars. The news about the car has been doing rounds for a while now and frequency of such news has increased in past few days as launch is around the corner.
Now people at Motoroids.com have managed to get sneak peek of the upcoming car. In these pictures, Maruti Suzuki Celerio can be seen flaunting herself in front of the lenses. The cars looks to have taken up final shape and hence looks production ready. All the setup seen in pictures below, suggests that company is capturing the car in frames for initial brochures and media materials. Company might soon release teaser images and videos of the car to grab attention of targeted audience. Since concept phase, the car is wearing yellow colored skin and production version too carries the same. Continuing their tradition, company will introduce this new color in company’s portfolio with this new car. The image resolution won’t let us zoom in more to get the details but we still can spot something similar to turn indicators on outside rear view mirrors. Alloy wheels appears to be colored in black, but as such black alloys are not so common in India, we guess these alloys will come as an option.
From the images, car looks like a cross-breed of outgoing models. Front carries resemblance with Estilo in terms of grill, fender and profile of the lights. Side and rear profile is look-alike of A-star but has grown taller now. Estilo had roomy interiors and had generous headroom but it lacked the required width. The taller stance of Estilo resulted in natural disadvantage of body roll due to higher centre of gravity. At the same time A-star had wider and lower profile which gave this car, stability at high speeds and around the corners. But the car also had claustrophobic cabin. So will this car provide best of both worlds by eliminating the disadvantages?
Maruti Suzuki will take their own sweet time to prepare the ground for this hatchback as it is going to play vital role in company’s portfolio. We will try to bring some more details to you, till then enjoy these pictures.
Photo Courtesy: Motoroids.com