Until recently, it was speculated that the upcoming Maruti Ciaz facelift will initially offer a petrol engine variant only. However, a recent spy image of the refreshed sedan’s diesel variant puts all the rumours to rest. As you can see in the image below, the Ciaz facelift that has been spotted sports a ‘DDiS’ badge on its front fender, which essentially means that it’s powered by an oil burner. The refreshed Ciaz will offer the same Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre turbocharged motor that powers the current model. At a later stage, however, the engine will be replaced with an ingeniously developed 1.5-litre, turbocharged motor.
The Maruti Ciaz facelift will carry a host of updates for its exterior and interior. On the outside, the Ciaz will come with a sleeker grille, a bolder bumper, and updated sets of headlamps and tail lamps. On the inside, the car will get a new trim and a new instrument console. The car will also offer a longer list of features. The additional features and the updated styling should help the Ciaz fend off the heat from the competition.
The new Maruti Ciaz facelift will be launched later this month and will become the first car to have the new K15B 1.5-litre petrol engine. Both the petrol and diesel engines will come equipped with the SHVS mild hybrid technology. The 1.5-litre petrol engine replaces the current 1.4-litre motor. It outputs a maximum power of 103 bhp along with a peak torque of 138 Nm, which is a significant improvement over the older motor’s 91 bhp and 130 Nm.
Thanks to the mild hybrid system, the engines will end up offering a segment-leading ARAI-rated fuel efficiency of 21.56 kmpl with a five-speed manual transmission and 20.28 kmpl with a four-speed automatic unit. The diesel engine will continue to offer 28.09 kmpl. This will make the new Ciaz the most fuel-efficient model in the C2-segment. Bookings for the new Ciaz are already underway for an amount of Rs. 11,000. The Maruti Ciaz has been one of the most popular models in its segment. In all probability, the launch of the facelift will add to the popularity of this well-sorted C-segmenter.
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