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Driving in traffic is effortless thanks to the light clutch

When we take the entire package into consideration, we can easily say that the Ciaz is one of those few cars that grow on you over time and you really start appreciating all the good things that it offers. The sedan has never disappointed us and I can easily say that it offers the best of all worlds – practicality & space, satisfactory performance, good equipment list and nice looks. It is priced very competitively and the results are showing in the monthly sales figures. Without doubt, the Ciaz should be one of the top contenders if you’re looking for a C-segment sedan and Maruti is soon going to introduce a facelift which will come with tweaked looks, maybe some more features and an even better package.

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The Ciaz crossed the 10,000 kms mark while on a drive

What’s Cool

* Widest and longest car in the segment means lots of space!
* The interiors are nice and comfortable with good storage spaces
* The engine is a reliable performer and is fuel efficient too
* The suspension is nicely set-up for Indian roads

What’s Not So Cool

* Misses out on some features like Apple CarPlay
* Would have liked the steering to offer better feel

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When a performance hatch accompanies your executive sedan!

Testers’ Note:

“I am not a big fan of sedans, however in India, owning a sedan means you have finally arrived in life. I like the practicality the Ciaz offers in terms of interior space and a big boot. Would have certainly liked more power on tap and a bit more feel from the steering. It is priced quite competitively when you compare it with the other Japanese brands. Add to that Maruti’s strong service network, the Ciaz makes a strong case for itself.” – Javeid Khan, Deputy Editor, MotorBeam.
“The Maruti Ciaz is a very practical sedan offering acres of space inside, high fuel efficiency and sizeable list of features. The SHVS mild hybrid tech works very smoothly in stop-go traffic and actually helps in boosting efficiency. I feel it is a very comfortable long distance cruiser with its relaxed driving dynamics. And with its aggressive pricing, the overall package is very appealing.” – Aariz Rizvi, Assitant Editor, MotorBeam.
“Initially I didn’t really like the Ciaz much but as I drove it everyday, I started appreciating all the nice things that it offers. For starters, I really love the audio system as well as other features. The engine has good punch for regular driving and is super efficient. The ride is brilliant over bad roads while handling definitely needs to be a notch better. Overall, I strongly recommend the Ciaz to anyone who’s looking for a C-segment sedan.” – Parth Gohil, Senior Road Tester, MotorBeam.
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The Ciaz is currently leading the C-segment space in India

Further Reading

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