Maruti Celerio 7 seater MPV rendered: Export variant spied
Suzuki is working on a new low cost multi-purpose vehicle slated for sale in emerging Asian markets. To launch sometime in 2015, the new low cost MPV will be positioned below the Ertiga and compete head on with Datsun Go+ and Honda Mobilio.
Suzuki’s upcoming low cost MPV will not be based on the WagonR, as earlier predicted (remember 7 Seater version of WagonR) which Suzuki showcased at the Indonesia International Motor Show last year.
This new MPV is being developed in Japan by Suzuki engineers and will be priced from INR 4.5 to 5.5 lakhs. To be developed primarily for the Indonesian market, the Suzuki low cost MPV will also make its way to other Asian markets to mark its position among other MPVs. No further details are known as of now, but it is believed that this new MPV will be ready for unveil by the end of this year or early next year.
Considering Suzuki already has Ertiga, the new lowcost MPV is expected to be based on the new Celerio, as seen in the rendering above.
Suzuki seems to have benchmarked the new Datsun Go+ for the upcoming lowcost MPV. Already on sale in Indonesia, Datsun Go+ MPV has recorded 3,500 bookings in two months. Though this is less as compared to Honda Mobilio and Suzuki Ertiga, demand is set to rise in the coming months. Being the cheapest, Go+ is sold in Indonesia with a price tag of 85 million to 102.9 million Rupiah (INR 4.33 lakhs to 5.24 lakhs). Go+ was spied testing in India recently, indicating launch during the upcoming festive season.
Apart from this, Maruti Suzuki India has started exporting Celerio to other countries. Cerlerio, which replaced the A Star and Zen Estillo in India, will be sold as Suzuki Celerio in export markets (as seen in the image above - Gaadiwaadi).