2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift: This is IT!

by CarToq Editor

New uncamouflaged pictures of the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift are now out. The images have been snapped up from one of Maruti’s dealership stockyards, which means that the facelifted Ciaz has already begun reaching dealerships across India. It’s understandable considering the fact that Maruti Suzuki has already commenced bookings for the facelifted Ciaz through the NEXA chain of premium dealerships. Moreover, the launch of the car is scheduled for next week, and deliveries are all set to begin soon after launch. The facelifted Maruti Ciaz will continue to operate in the C-Segment sedan space, taking on the likes of the Hyundai Verna, Toyota Yaris and Honda City.

The uncamouflaged spyshots of the Maruti Ciaz Facelift reveal that the car gets a revised front end styling. The headlamps look sharper than before and are likely to pack in LED projectors, while the front grille is a totally new item.

The grille also gets an additional dollop of chrome at the top and bottom while the fog lamp surrounds on the front bumper are also new items. The alloy wheel design of the car gets a mild refresh. At the rear, the tail lamps get the LED treatment while the bumper features new satin inserts. There’s a ‘smart hybrid’ badge on the bootlid, and that’s pretty much it in terms of styling changes.

The facelifted Ciaz will get significant mechanical changes, mainly to the petrol model. The 1.4 litre K-Series motor of the pre-facelift model has been replaced by a 1.5 litre K-Series engine that makes more power and torque – 104 Bhp-138 Nm. This brings the Ciaz at par with the competition considering that the pre-facelift model’s petrol variants were somewhat underpowered. The Suzuki Hybrid Vehicle System (SHVS) mild hybrid system is another addition to the petrol engine, making the Ciaz India’s first hybrid C-Segment sedan. The diesel engine – the Fiat 1.3 litre Multijet unit with 89 Bhp-200 Nm, is carried over unchanged.

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