In terms of sales, the Maruti Suzuki Celerio is among the bestselling cars in the country. Thanks to its most fuel efficient in the company’s portfolio and in the country, the Celerio boasts to be the most fuel-efficient vehicle in the Indian four-wheeler market. Moreover, Maruti cars are known for being fuel economical- one of the reasons behind the company’s highest market share in India.
Furthermore, in terms of pricing, the Maruti Suzuki Celerio is positioned below the Maruti Suzuki Ignis. The starting ex-showroom price of the former is Rs 5.35 lakh, while the latter has a starting ex-showroom price of Rs 5.82 lakh.
So, let’s see how the Celerio squares off against the Ignis in terms of features and specifications. Let’s proceed, then!
Engine and other Specifications
For starters, the Maruti Suzuki Celerio is built on Suzuki’s in-house developed HEARTECT platform, which underpins the third generation Maruti Suzuki WagonR and the Maruti Suzuki Ignis. As far as the figures go, the Maruti Ignis is powered by a 1.2-litre, four-cylinder VVT engine, which is tuned to produce 81.80 bhp at 6000 rpm and 113 Nm of peak torque at 4200 rpm.
Moreover, unlike the Celerio, the Ignis doesn’t get a CNG variant. In addition, the carmaker hasn’t also announced its plans on getting a CNG-spec Ignis. If you want a better performing Maruti vehicle in this comparison, the Ignis is the vehicle. The Ignis price is, however, slightly higher than the Celerio.
On the other hand, the Maruti Suzuki Celerio is powered by Maruti’s popular K10 engine. The 998cc (or 1.0-litre), three-cylinder, petrol engine can generate 65.71 bhp at 5500 rpm and 89 Nm of peak torque at 3500 rpm. Further, this is the only in this comparison which offers a CNG version. That said, the CNG version gets a lower state of tune that has an engine output of 55.92 bhp at 5300 rpm and 82.1 Nm of peak torque at 3400 rpm. For your reference, a CNG-spec will always have a low engine output, due to which the vehicle becomes more fuel efficient. If you want a small CNG car, and that too the most fuel efficient, the Celerio CNG is the pick. Check out the Celerio CNG price on autoX.
In terms of transmission options, both vehicles are coupled with a standard five-speed manual transmission and an optional five-speed AMT.
Besides all these, and as mentioned earlier, the Celerio is more fuel efficient than the Ignis. But let’s start with Ignis. The ARAI-certified mileage figure of the Maruti Suzuki Ignis is surprisingly same across manual and automatic versions. It is rated at 20.89 km/l. In contrast, the Maruti Suzuki Celerio’s mileage figures are 25.24 km/l and 26.68 km/l of manual and automatic versions, respectively. The Celerio CNG’s mileage is rated at 35.6 km/kg. All are ARAI-certified mileage figures. Please note that the real-world mileage figures can vary with local traffic conditions and individuals’ driving styles. As stated earlier, you should check out the Celerio price, if you are a mileage-oriented buyer.
As you can see the mileage figures, the Maruti Suzuki Celerio will slew the running costs, but it won’t give much power as the Maruti Ignis.
Keeping the engine performance aside, let’s now discuss about the suspension setup of these two vehicles. Both have the same setup, though, but with minor tweaks. The Celerio has a McPherson Strut with Coil Spring at the front and Torsion Beam with Coil Spring at the rear. Similarly, the Maruti Suzuki Ignis has a MacPherson Strut at the front and Torsion Beam at the rear. Moreover, both cars are engineering by keeping the conditions of Indian roads in mind. This same setup is mostly found in all Maruti cars. And if you have driven a Maruti car, you may feel a nearly identical rideability.
The Ignis might offer a slightly better rideability, though, as compared to the Celerio. Check out the Maruti Suzuki Ignis price on the autoX website.
Further, these suspension setups are tune on the softer side. For your reference, a soft suspension absorbs the bumps from potholes and undulations with ease. But a highly soft suspension is also not good, as it can increase the body roll around the corners. However, it is always recommend to take a test drive of your dream vehicle, as personal experiences can vary from person to person.
The braking duties on these two vehicles are taken care of by disc-drum brakes. But it is worth noting that the entry variant might get drum brakes only. You can compare cars in terms of specifications in detail on the autoX website.
Both the homegrown vehicles have power steering, power windows (front and rear), accessory power outlets, vanity mirrors, cup holders, multi-function steering wheel, navigation system, 60:40 split rear seats, engine start/stop button, and voice control. Further, they both have one-touch operating window (driver’s side only), adjustable steering wheel, keyless entry, fabric upholstery, glove compartment, height adjustable seat, etc. Other common features include headlamp leveller, chrome accents on A/c louvers, electrically adjustable ORVMs, rear window wiper with washer, alloy wheels, etc.
As for exterior illumination, both have halogen foglamps, but the Maruti Suzuki Celerio has halogen headlamps, while the Maruti Suzuki Ignis has projector lights at the front. But, unlike the Ignis, the Celerio misses out on LED lights and LED DRLs.
As far as the entertainment is concerned, both get a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. You can also enable other entertainment features by downloading Maruti Suzuki’s Smartplay Studio application. Last but not least, you can check Live Traffic Updates. Both have Bluetooth connectivity.
Keeping safety in mind, both the locally produced vehicles have ABS with EBD, power door locks, central locking, child safety locks, anti-theft alarm, day/night IRVM, rear seat belts, engine immobiliser, crash sensors, engine check warning, speed alerts, and hill assist, to name a few. Moreover, both have dual airbags.
The Maruti Suzuki Ignis received a one-star safety rating, while the Maruti Suzuki Celerio received zero stars in the Global NCAP crash test.
Despite these safety features, the build quality is what matters at the end of the day.
Prices and Variants
The Maruti Suzuki Ignis is available in four trims: Sigma, Delta, Zeta, and Alpha. Similarly, the Maruti Suzuki Celerio has four trims: LXi, VXi, ZXi, and ZXi+.
The Ignis’s trims further make up to seven variants in total, while the Celerio’s trims make up to eight variants in total.
The Maruti Ignis has a starting ex-showroom price of Rs 5.82 lakh for the base model, the Sigma MT, and goes up to Rs 8.14 lakh for the top model, the Alpha AMT.
In parallel, the Maruti Suzuki Celerio’s price starts at Rs 5.35 lakh for the base model, the LXi MT, and goes up to Rs 7.13 lakh for the top model, the ZXi+ AMT.
All are ex-showroom prices, New Delhi, as of March 2023. Please note that these prices are subject to change without any prior notice to the customer. You can, however, check out the latest location-based price list for your dream vehicle on the autoX website. For more latest updates, visit our site or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube, so that you can receive alerts for the latest car and bikes reviews, news, job opportunities, online giveaways, and automotive-related content.