Maruti Suzuki will be offering the Ciaz in petrol and diesel versions with a total of eight variants on offer, projector headlamps will be standard across the range.
Maruti Suzuki is all-set to play with the big boys in the C-segment space with the new Ciaz sedan. Scheduled to be launched in the first half of October, details of the variants have emerged online revealing the list of features that will be available on every variant. The Ciaz will be offered with the 1.4-litre K-Series petrol and 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engines, with both the models paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The petrol motor will also have a 4-speed automatic as an option.
Coming to the variant segregation, the Ciaz petrol will be available in VXi, VXi+, ZXi and ZXi+ varaints while the diesel version will be offered in VDi, VDi+, ZDi and ZDi+ variants. The automatic variant on the other hand will be available on the VXi and ZXi variants.
VXi and VDi – The base variants will come loaded with features such as projector headlamps, electrically-adjustable ORVMs with integrated indicators as well as keyless entry. On the inside, front and rear armrests, audio system with USB; AUX and card reader, fabric upholstery and much more will be offered as standard.
VXi+ and VDi+ – In addition to the features from the base VXi and VDi trims, the mid-range variants get climate control, parking sensors, Bluetooth equipped audio system, height adjustability for the driver’s seat and steering-mounted audio controls. The variant also adds safety features such as driver side airbag and ABS with EBD as standard on the sedan.
ZXi and ZDi – The top-end variants carry forward all the features from the lower models and also gets 15-inch alloy wheels, rear sunshade, keyless entry and go, electric ORVMs, reversing camera as well as fabric and leather upholstery. A front passenger airbag has also been added to the safety list.
ZXi+ and ZDi+ – The range topping variants come fully loaded with some smart creature comforts and aesthetic upgrades. There is the new Smartplay infotainment system that replaces the standard unit, along with leather upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel and 16-inch alloy wheels.
After the SX4’s debacle in the same segment, Maruti is making sure to rebrand itself as a premium player. The company has also been working on the presentation of its sales staff and dealerships, especially for the customers of the Ciaz. Competing against the likes of Honda City, Volkswagen Vento, Skoda Rapid, Ford Fiesta and Fiat Linea, the Maruti Ciaz is expected to be priced very competitively under cutting the competition by a decent margin.
Source – Autocar