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There’s a new speed alarm which beeps as you cross high speeds!

Safety – Maruti Suzuki has gone ahead and updated the safety package of the 2018 Ciaz. The new systems on offer are speed alarm and seatbelt reminder for the front passengers. The speed alarm beeps every 60 seconds above 80 km/hr and starts beeping constantly post 120 km/hr. ABS with EBD comes as standard and there are still only dual front airbags. This is disappointing as its competition like the Hyundai Verna and Honda City offer up to 6 airbags. The automatic variants are installed with Electronic Stability Program (ESP) for when the car begins to swerve around and Hill Assist. Not much needs to be said about the automaker’s service which has proven itself to be excellent.

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The Ciaz offers almost everything that buyers in this segment look out for

Verdict – The Maruti Ciaz was in no way different from any other car from the company in terms of value. The 2018 model takes this trend a notch higher with more features and a powerful yet efficient petrol engine. It is now even more comfortable and is perfect for those looking for a congenial ride on a budget. It is, however, not a fun-to-drive car which is a huge deterrant if you are not the chauffeur driven types. The 1.5-litre petrol engine does give the 2018 Ciaz a fresh breath of air and even comes with a mild hybrid technology. Taking everything into account, the 2018 Ciaz is an even better value-for-money proposition than before and ticks all the right boxes to be a good family sedan.

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No mechanical changes have been made to the diesel Ciaz

What’s Cool

* New exteriors make the car look more modern
* Comfortable ride
* Feature rich
* New petrol engine comes with SHVS

What’s Not So Cool

* No feel and feedback from the steering wheel
* Less number of airbags compared to rivals

Alternatives: Hyundai Verna, Honda City, Toyota Yaris, Volkswagen Vento

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The Ciaz is priced lower than its rivals

Further Reading

Maruti Ciaz Long Term Review – VideoMaruti Ciaz SHVS Long Term Review – Second Report
Maruti Ciaz SHVS Long Term Review – Initial Report
Maruti Ciaz SHVS Review
Maruti Ciaz Review
Maruti Ciaz vs Honda City
Maruti Ciaz vs Honda City – Video

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