Snapshot: Kickstarting proceedings at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo, India’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki has unveiled the SX4 Crossover and the Ciaz concept sedan. The SX4 Crossover is based on the S-Cross concept and was unveiled last year at the Geneva Motor Show. The SX4 crossover will be the latest SUV push by Maruti Suzuki and is likely to go on sale later this year. The Ciaz (AuthenticS) concept sedan will form the base of the new C-Segment sedan that will replace the SX4 in India. The C-Segment sedan is codenamed the YL1 and is due for a launch later this year.
The Ciaz concept will get two engine options, petrol and turbo diesel. The petrol powered versions will get 5 speed manual and 4 speed automatic gearboxes while the turbo diesel engined versions will be manual-only models. Click here for a complete overview of the Ciaz compact sedan.
Like the Ciaz, the 2014 Maruti Suzuki SX4 Crossover will also get naturally aspirated petrol and turbo diesel engines. However, the engine capacity of both the petrol and diesel engine on the SX4 Crossover will be of 1.6 liters each. A 1.6 liter naturally aspirated petrol engine and the 1.6 liter Fiat Multijet turbo diesel engines will be offered on the SX4 Crossover. A 5 speed manual and a CVT automatic with 7 stepped ratios will form gearbox options on the petrol powered models while a 6 speed manual will be standard on the diesel powered models.