The Ciaz still gets 2 airbags as standard

Safety – The Ciaz is based on the same platform as the Vitara Brezza which has scored commendable 4-star rating in Global NCAP. The Ciaz does feel more solid than other Marutis but lacks the last degree of solidity offered by some rivals. The safety equipment also seems conservative. Again, a missed opportunity to add 6-airbags. Most of its rivals get more than 2 airbags. The new diesel engine is likely to be as reliable as before.

The new diesel engine has made the Ciaz even more practical

Verdict – The new 1.5-litre diesel in the Ciaz is a fantastic motor. We are delighted at how refined the engine is and the superb driveability it provides. The new engine has opened up the potential of the Ciaz even more. But we still think the timing could’ve been better. The engine took too long to come and Maruti is sceptical of upgrading it to the BS6 norms. Till then, there is no denying that this engine truly outclasses the old Fiat motor and promised to be as good as any other in the segment.

The 1.5 Ciaz also gets a new 6-speed manual transmission

What’s Cool

* Minimalistic and elegant styling
* Spacious and comfortable interior
* Fuel-efficient and refined diesel engine
* Good ride quality

What’s Not So Cool

* Infotainment system could be improved
* Still lacks certain features and safety equipment
* Steering could have offered more feel and feedback

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

The Ciaz looks very premium and upmarket

Maruti Ciaz 1.5 Diesel Specifications

* Engine: 1498cc, 4-Cyl, Diesel
* Power: 95 HP @ 4000 RPM
* Torque: 225 Nm @ 1500-2500 RPM
* Transmission: 6-Speed MT
* Fuel Consumption: 17-22 km/l
* Fuel Type: Diesel
* Tyre Size: 195/55/16 (Front & Rear)
* Suspension: McPherson Strut (Front), Torsion Beam (Rear)
* Brakes: Disc (Front), Drum (Rear)
* Safety: 2 Airbags, ABS with EBD

Maruti Ciaz 1.5 Diesel Dimensions

* Overall length x width x height: 4490 mm X 1730 mm X 1485 mm
* Wheelbase: 2650 mm
* Turning Radius: 5.4-metres
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 43-litres
* Kerb Weight: 1590 kgs

The Ciaz’s VFM proposition makes it very competitive against its rivals

Further Reading

Maruti Ciaz Facelift – Pros & Cons In Hindi [Video]
2018 Maruti Ciaz Facelift Video Review
2018 Maruti Ciaz Review
Maruti Ciaz Long Term Video Review
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz SHVS RS Review

Testers’ Note:

“I had driven the older Ciaz extensively and liked the overall package but the massive turbolag and poor NVH levels of the old engine were downers. With the new diesel engine, Maruti has taken huge strides in terms of refinement while efficiency continues to be excellent. The new engine also offers better driveability because turbo lag is much lesser. I would have liked the steering to offer a bit more feedback but otherwise there’s no denying that the Ciaz is indeed a very good car.” Parth Gohil, Associate Editor, MotorBeam.

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