The Maruti Ciaz was displayed at the 2014 Auto Expo. The Ciaz is a C-segment sedan that will be replacing the ageing SX4 in the Indian market. With Maruti launching the vehicle in September, production of the sedan has already begun. The Ciaz will be available in six variants – VXi, VXi+, ZXi, VDi, VDi+ and ZDi. From the front, the Ciaz carries a stylish design that looks premium. The grille is typical Maruti style and it gets a nice dose of chrome. The headlights are nicely detailed and even the base variant (VXi/VDi) gets projectors as seen in the pictures.
The side profile of the Maruti Ciaz looks neutral but the rear looks very similar to the 2014 Honda City. Suzuki had displayed the Ciaz as the Authentics concept way back in April 2013 in China while the City was only launched in January 2014. The interiors of the Ciaz carry a dual-tone colour scheme and the wooden finish on the centre console gives the dashboard a premium feel. Overall, the design of the exteriors as well as interiors will be quite appealing to buyers.
The base variants of the sedan (VXi, VDi) will come with features like adjustable steering, rear AC vents, audio system with six speakers, driver armrest, power windows and speed sensing door lock. The middle variants (VXi+, VDi+) will have steering-mounted controls, parking sensors, fog lamps and ABS. The top variants (ZXi, ZDi) will come loaded with 16-inch alloys, automatic AC, dual airbags, push button start, 5-inch display for the audio system, auto-dimming rear view mirror and premium upholstery.
The Maruti Ciaz will be powered by the same engines that come under the Ertiga’s hood. The 1.4-litre unit gives out 95 PS of power and 130 Nm of torque and the 1.3-litre DDiS diesel mill produces 90 PS of power and 200 Nm of torque. The Ciaz will be priced between Rs. 7.5-10.5 lakhs (ex-showroom) and it will compete with the Honda City, Volkswagen Vento, Fiat Linea, Skoda Rapid and Hyundai Verna.
Source – GaadiWaadi.com