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New Maruti Suzuki Celerio Bags 15,000 Bookings; Waiting Period Goes Up To 12 Weeks

The Maruti Suzuki Celerio was launched in India on November 10, and in just about a month, the company has received around 15,000 bookings for the car, However, currently it commands a waiting period of close to 12 week.
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By Seshan Vijayraghvan

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Published on December 11, 2021

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Highlights

  • The Maruti Suzuki Celerio was launched in India on November 10, 2021
  • The new Celerio gets Maruti Suzuki's new 1.0-litre K10C petrol engine
  • The Maruti Suzuki Celerio is priced between Rs. 4.99 lakh & Rs. 6.94 lakh

The new-gen Maruti Suzuki Celerio went on sale in India just last month, and the company has already garnered over 15,000 bookings for the compact hatchback. While the car went on sale in India on November 10, Maruti Suzuki had officially opened pre-bookings on November 2. Speaking with carandbike about the new Celerio, Shashank Srivastava, Senior Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India said, "We have so far got just about 15,000 bookings. That's a good rate considering the sale of the old Celerio was around 5000 to 6000 units a month."

Also Read: New-Gen Maruti Suzuki Celerio Launched In India

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Supply constraints which has affected production has led to high waiting period for the new Maruti Suzuki Celerio

While this certainly shows that there is a high demand for the new Maruti Suzuki Celerio, the car currently commands a waiting period of up to 12 weeks, depending on the variant. This is mainly due to the supply constraints caused by the current shortage of electronic components and semiconductor chips. Srivastava said, "The demand is pretty good, but it has the same issue as the other models have, that's availability. That problem affects all models including the Celerio."

Also Read: Maruti Suzuki To Increase Vehicle Prices From January 2022

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Right now, Maruti Suzuki India has pending orders of about 2,50,000 cars in India

Maruti Suzuki India is currently facing major supply constraints which have also led to a drop in its monthly production. The company saw a production decline of 60 per cent in September 2021, about 40 per cent in October, and more than 15 per cent in November 2021. In fact, right now, Maruti Suzuki India has pending orders of about 2,50,000 cars in India due to supply constraints, which has led to long waiting periods on cars. While the average waiting period for a petrol model varies from 9 to 12 weeks, the same for a CNG model goes up to 17 to 18 weeks.

Also Read: Maruti Suzuki Celerio Review

The Maruti Suzuki Celerio has received a generation upgrade in India after about 7 years, and the 2021 model comes with a host of changes and upgrades. It's now based on the Heartect platform and comes with a tall-boy design and new styling and features. The car also gets a new 1.0-litre, three-cylinder Dual Jet, Dual VVT, K10C petrol engine that is tuned to develop 66 bhp and 89 Nm of peak torque. The motor comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox along with an optional AMT or AGS (Auto Gear Shift) unit. Currently, the Celerio is the most fuel efficient petrol car in the country offering an average of 26.68 kmpl. A CNG variant of the car is also arrive soon.

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Last Updated on December 11, 2021


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