Maruti Suzuki India (MSIL) has launched the new Ciaz, with prices starting at Rs 8.19 lakh ex-showroom, Pan India. Variant wise ex-showroom prices below –
|Sigma||Rs 8,19,000||Rs 9,19,000|
|Delta||Rs 8,80,000||Rs 9,80,000|
|Zeta||Rs 9,57,000||Rs 10,57,000|
|Alpha||Rs 9,97,000||Rs 10,97,000|
|Delta Automatic||Rs 9,80,000||–|
|Zeta Automatic||Rs 10,57,000||–|
|Alpha Automatic||Rs 10,97,000||–|
As for the design, the new Ciaz is literally a “facelift”. MSIL has played it safe by retaining most the design while tweaking just the face. However, those minor changes still add a touch of premium feel to the car, especially, the lower chrome trim on the grille which connects the DRLs.
The large chrome surrounds for fog lamps are not to everyone’s tastes, and so are the chrome surrounds for rear bumper reflectors. Zeta and Alpha variants get LED fog lamps, automatic LED projector headlamps and LED rear combination lamps. The top-end Alpha rides on 16-inch alloy wheels with dual-tone “Metallic Pebble Grey” finish, shod with 195/55 tyres.
Interiors feature leather upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel, wood trim on the dashboard, 4.2-inch color TFT MID, 7-inch SmartPlay infotainment with navigation, MirrorLink, voice command, 4 speakers + 2 tweeters, and auto AC.
More features include cruise control, rear AC vents and adjustable rear seat headrests.
Safety kit includes dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, Isofix child seat anchorages, front seat belt pretensioners with load limiters, reverse parking sensors, and pedestrian protection compliance. The petrol automatic variants get ESP and Hill-Hold Assist.
MSIL said that the new Ciaz uses high-tensile steel for major parts. Seems like there are no 6 airbags as some reports claimed few days ago.
Powering the new Ciaz is a new 1.5-litre (1462 cc) K15 petrol engine which produces 105 hp (77 kW) @ 6000 rpm and 138 Nm of torque @ 4400 rpm. The engine is paired to a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission. The Fiat-sourced 90 hp 1.3 DDiS diesel engine has been carried over.
Both petrol and diesel variants are now mild-hybrids, featuring idle start-stop, brake energy recuperation and torque assist functionality. The energy stored in the lithium-ion battery is used to assist during acceleration.
The petrol manual is claimed to deliver a fuel efficiency of 21.56 Km/l, while the diesel delivers 28.09 km/l.