Maruti Suzuki’s new global hatchback will make be displayed at the Auto Expo 2014 and will be called the Celerio. This is the name Suzuki currently uses for the A-Star in certain international markets, like the Phillipines.
Universal debut for Maruti hatch at the Auto Expo
In India, the Celerio will replace both the A-Star and the now-discontinued Zen Estilo.
The Maruti Suzuki Celerio will be powered by one of Maruti’s K-series petrol engines, likely the 1.0-litre K10, although it will be modified to consume fuel more efficiently.
This new name also means the end of the ‘Alto’ nameplate in international markets, but in India, the Alto 800 and Alto K10 will continue to be sold alongside the new car.