The countdown to the facelifted Maruti Suzuki Ciaz’s launch has begun with the refreshed C-Segment sedan just weeks away from its India launch. Fresh spyshots reveal that the facelifted Ciaz will get a new tail lamp design. Other cosmetic changes to the car include a fresh front-end including a new grille and bumper. The rear bumper also gets a refresh while the profile gets perked up with new alloy wheels.
Under the hood, the petrol engine will be a larger, more powerful 1.5-litre K-Series unit with 106 PS-138 Nm. This petrol engine is also likely to pack in a mild hybrid system, making the Ciaz the only hybrid car in its segment. While there have been rumours about the new Ciaz getting a brand new diesel engine developed in-house by Suzuki, fresh reports suggest that Suzuki has dropped the new engine. The 1.3-litre Fiat Multijet motor with 90 Bhp-200 Nm, and a mild hybrid system is likely to be carried over from the current Ciaz.
The petrol engine will get 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic gearbox options, while the transmission on the diesel motor will be limited to a 5 speed manual unit. The new Ciaz is expected to get a refresh on the inside as well, with a new colour scheme for the dashboard, seats and other trims. As for features, expect the facelifted Maruti Ciaz to gain some equipment. Twin airbags and ABS will be standard across all variants of the Ciaz, which will now be ready to meet the Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assessment Program (BNVSAP) safety norms.
The pricing of the Ciaz is unlikely to see a major revision. An upward revision, if any, is expected to be small, underscoring the Ciaz’s value-for-money approach. The Ciaz, which is known for its classy design, spacious interiors, reliability and affordable maintenance costs, will retain all these traits in the updated model as well. The Ciaz takes on vehicles, such as the Honda City, Hyundai Verna and the newly launched Toyota Yaris. The sedan has been a best seller, and the facelifted version is likely to allow the Ciaz to continue its good run.
Here is how the LED tail lights look at night