Maruti Suzuki cars of recent times have never really gone ahead of two airbags, but the upcoming, facelifted Ciaz sedan could change all this. According to Rushlane, the facelifted Maruti Ciaz’s top-end variant could get no less than six airbags, bringing it at par with the other popular C-Segment sedans such as the Honda City, Hyundai Verna and Toyota Yaris. While the top-spec variants of the Verna and City offer 6 airbags, the Toyota Yaris is the segment leader with 7 airbags on offer even on the base variant. With that, the facelifted Ciaz promises to be one of the most safety loaded cars Maruti has sold in India in recent times.
Are more airbags good?
Most certainly. Airbags function as a cushion, preventing passengers from hitting the harder parts of the car’s interiors during accidents. Having more airbags means that the passengers of a car will be protected not just in frontal impacts, but also during side impacts and rollovers. Most high-end cars in the luxury segments come with six airbags as standard. This norm is making its way into the budget segments as well. For instance, the Toyota Yaris is a sub-10 lakh rupee car that offers 7 airbags, and there are many other such cars offering 6 airbags. Notable examples include the Ford Freestyle, the Ford EcoSport and the Figo twins.
The facelifted Maruti Ciaz will be launched in India on the 20th of August, 2018. The C-Segment sedan has already reached many dealer stockyards across the country. Maruti Suzuki’s NEXA chain of premium car dealerships have already begun accepting bookings for the car. Deliveries will start right from the 10th of August, just after the official price announcement. Talking of the facelifted Maruti Ciaz’s pricing, the car is expected to start from under Rs. 8 lakhs. Maruti is likely to persist with ‘value positioning’ for the facelifted Ciaz, making the car one of the least expensive cars in its segment.