Maruti Suzuki has released the official brochure of the Ciaz C-Segment sedan, a car whose launch is slated for early October 2014. Click here to download the Ciaz’s brochure in PDF format. The Ciaz represents Maruti Suzuki’s premium push, and the features that the car encapsulates is reflective of this fact. In fact, Maruti Suzuki has done away with the LXi/LDi variants on the Ciaz, with the car’s variant range starting from the mid VXi/VDi trims. The car’s pricing is likely to take a competitive shade, with prices expected to start near the 7 lakh rupees mark.
The Ciaz is the longest and widest car in the Indian C-Segment sedan category, and these large dimensions give the car generous room on the inside, and a stately look on the outside. Sharing the platform with the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga MPV, the Ciaz sedan is powered by petrol and turbo diesel engines, also borrowed from the Ertiga. The 1.4 liter K-Series petrol motor makes 90 Bhp-130 Nm while the 1.3 liter Fiat Multijet diesel motor makes 89 Bhp-200 Nm.
On the Ciaz, weight reduction has been a major focus area, and Maruti Suzuki has used high tensile steel to make for a light weight sedan, whose petrol variants tip scales at 1,005 kilograms, while the diesel variant clocks 1,105 kilograms. These light weights make the Ciaz quite frugal, with the petrol powered car clocking 20.73 Kmpl, while the diesel powered Ciaz is the most fuel efficient car in India, with a 26.21 Kmpl mileage figure.
In terms of features, the Ciaz comes across as a well rounded C-Segment sedan that offers equipment on par with the best of its segment. Automatic climate control, projector headlamps, charging points, reading lamps and AC vents for the rear seat passengers, push button start, keyless entry, 16 inch alloy wheels, reverse parking camera and sensors, and a touch screen infotainment display are the various features that are offered on the top-end Ciaz variants.
In terms of safety equipment, all variants of the Ciaz get ABS+EBD as standard fare. A driver airbag comes standard on the VXi, VXi+, VDi and VDi+ variants while driver+passenger airbags are standard on the ZXi, ZXi+, ZDi and ZDI+ variants. In terms of pedestrian safety, the rear parking sensors and parking camera do their bits to ensure that accidents due to lack of visibility at the rear is eliminated while backing up.