New Delhi, January 23, 2015: Car market leader Maruti Suzuki's popular cars Celerio and Ciaz bagged the award for the Entry Hatch back of the Year and Compact Sedan of the Year at the NDTV Car & Bike Awards 2015. The Company also bagged the special Car N Bike Hall of Fame honour. It is bestowed on best-performing and consistent brands who have won the most awards over a ten year period.
In addition, for its sustained efforts to enhance fuel efficiency of its offerings, Maruti Suzuki was also bestowed the PCRA Green Award. The newly launched Ciaz delivers industry leading fuel efficiency, with Ciaz diesel offering 26.21 kmpl. Besides in models like the new Swift and new Alto K10 the company was able to improve fuel efficiency by over 10% & 15% respectively. The New Swift Diesel has a certified fuel efficiency of 25.2 kmpl, while the Swift Petrol has a certified fuel efficiency of 20.4 kmpl.
Maruti Suzuki launched the Celerio with Auto Gear Shift in February 2014. The Auto Gear Shift technology gives customers the option of to shift the cars gears automatically, though at a substantially lower price than conventional automatic transmission and without lowering the fuel efficiency.
The Celerio Auto Gear Shift met with unprecedented customer demand and as a result, against 5% demand for conventional automatic transmission, the demand for Celerio with Auto Gear Shift is as high as 45%.
The Ciaz is one of youngest offering launched only in October 2014, already clocking sales of over 5000 units monthly.