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Car Comparison: Maruti Celerio vs Hyundai Santro

By Himanshu Walia | Published: 28 Dec' 21 | Updated: 13 Jan' 22


The introduction of the new Maruti Celerio has increased the degree of competition in the entry-level hatch segment. After the introduction of vehicles such as the Hyundai Santro and the Tata Tiago to the market, customers are finding it tough to make a final decision. 

 

An in-depth comparison of the Maruti Suzuki Celerio and the Hyundai Santro will assist you in determining which of these two vehicles is the better choice for you. We also did a detailed review of the Maruti Suzuki Celerio where we cover all aspects. 

Exteriors Comparison: Maruti Suzuki Celerio and Hyundai Santro

Celerio vs Hyundai Santro

Image Source: Maruti Suzuki

A fresh design language, as well as a new platform, are introduced with the all-new Celerio. It has undergone numerous alterations and now has a more beautiful look. The Celerio now has smaller and more attractive headlamps, as well as a basic chrome grille in the center, to name a few improvements.

Celerio vs Hyundai Santro

Image Source: Maruti Suzuki

The bumper has also been redesigned, and for the first time, the automobile is equipped with R-15 alloy wheels. In the same vein, the rear design has been altered, and Celerio's outside design will undoubtedly draw a large number of purchasers. It is possible that the construction quality may have been improved. For more Details about the exteriors of Celerio, Read the Review of Maruti Suzuki Celerio.

Celerio vs Hyundai Santro

Image Source: Hyundai

The Hyundai Santro, on the other hand, is smaller in terms of outward proportions and has a more subdued appearance. The front of the automobile has been given a more streamlined look, with a bigger grille.

Celerio vs Hyundai Santro

Image Source: Hyundai

Apart from that, the Santro is devoid of alloy wheels and request sensors. When comparing the Santro and the Celerio, the build quality of the Santro is noticeably superior. The Celerio has a distinct advantage over the Santro in terms of exterior design, and it will appeal to a broader range of purchasers as a result of this.

  New Maruti Celerio Hyundai Santro
Length 3695mm 3610mm
Width 1655mm 1645mm
Height 1555mm 1560mm
Wheelbase 2435mm 2400mm
Ground Clearance N/A N/A

Interiors Comparison: Hyundai Santro and Maruti Suzuki Celerio

Celerio vs Hyundai Santro

Image Source: Maruti Suzuki

As we said earlier in our Review of the Maruti Suzuki Celerio, the car is uninspiring in appearance, it is quite attractive on the Inside, as well as out, the Celerio is completely redesigned, with an all-black color scheme throughout the vehicle. Improved steering wheel and instrument dashboard have been added to the vehicle. 

 

Throughout the cabin of Maruti Suzuki Celerio, there is plenty of space, and the seats themselves are really comfy. The dashboard arrangement appears to be attractive, but the quality of the plastics is noticeably inferior to that of the competitors' models. The view from the driver's position is excellent, and getting in and out of the car is straightforward.

Celerio vs Hyundai Santro

Image Source: Hyundai

In addition to having a higher build quality, the Hyundai's Santro interiors also seem far better and more luxurious. Besides the dual-tone color scheme, the internal area is also rather large and comfortable. 

 

The steering wheel is comfortable to handle, and the instrument console has been improved in appearance as well as functionality. With features such as rear air conditioning vents, the Santro is even more enjoyable. When it comes to the in-cabin experience, the Hyundai Santro undoubtedly has the advantage.

Specifications Comparison: Maruti Suzuki Celerio and Hyundai Santro

Maruti Suzuki Celerio's new K10C engine is not only more advanced than its predecessor, but it also achieves impressive fuel economy ratings. On the other hand, the maximum torque of 89Nm is produced by the same 1.0-L engine, which produces 66PS at its top. 

 

It is possible to order this engine with a five-speed manual transmission, as well as with an automatic manual transmission. The refinement and performance are acceptable, although they are not the finest in the category. Another possible new CNG variation of Maruti Suzuki Celerio from the company could be introduced in the near future.

 

A larger and more powerful engine is available in the Hyundai Santro, which also offers improved refinement and noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH). In terms of power and torque, the 1.1-liter Epsilon MPI Petrol engine produces 69 horsepower and 99 Newton-meters of torque at its maximum.

 

The Santro, like the Suzuki Celerio, comes with a five-speed manual transmission as well as an automatic manual transmission (AMT) as an alternative. Tall gears do assist to improve the highway experience, and the performance is excellent.

  New Maruti Celerio Hyundai Santro
Engine Type K10C Petrol Epsilon MPI Petrol
Capacity, Cylinders 998cc, 3 Cylinder 1086cc, 4 Cylinder
Max Power 66 ps @5500 rpm 69 ps@5500 rpm
Max Torque 89 Nm @3500 rpm 99 Nm@4500 rpm
Gearbox 5 Speed MT/5-Speed AMT 5 Speed MT/5-Speed AMT
Fuel Tank Capacity 32L 35L

Features Comparison: Maruti Suzuki Celerio and Hyundai Santro

Push-button start, wide touchscreen infotainment system, steering-mounted buttons, rear defogger, and other features are now available with the Maruti Celerio. The car also now comes with features such as a rear defogger and rear defogger. 

 

The Maruti Suzuki Celerio also includes equipment such as rear wipers, a multi-way adjustable driver's seat, power windows, and other convenience features like remote central locking, Apple CarPlay compatibility, and Android Auto.

 

For its part, the Hyundai Santro boasts a more extensive feature list, but it also includes more practical amenities such as rear air conditioning vents, a touchscreen display, and steering-mounted controls.  

 

Aside from that, the quality of the fit and finish is excellent, and the Santro provides an excellent in-cabin environment. When comparing the Celerio and the Santro, the inside space available in the Celerio is marginally superior.

Price Comparison: Maruti Suzuki Celerio and Hyundai Santro

  New Maruti Celerio Hyundai Santro

Starting Price

(ex-showroom, Dellhi)

INR 4.99 Lakh INR 4.76 Lakh

The Maruti Suzuki Celerio prices start at INR 4.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the base model, with the top-of-the-line variant costing INR 5.99 lakh. AMT versions are also available for purchase by customers.

 

On the other hand, the Hyundai Santro Price is available for as little as INR 4.76 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the base model. When compared to the Celerio, the Santro provides greater value for money.

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