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Made-in-India Maruti Suzuki Ciaz: What the South Africans think of it [Video]

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is an extremely popular car in India. The Ciaz is made in India and is exported to various nations including South Africa. While in India, the Ciaz is termed as a mid-size sedan and has a good reputation in the market too, in South Africa, as per the review, it is a car chosen by Uber operators. The video, however, gives a view of the Ciaz through the eye of a private vehicle owner.

The review on video is done by a South African, Juliet McGuire who uploaded the video on her YouTube channel. In the review, the new, facelifted Ciaz can be spotted in the facelifted version of the car, which was launched in the Indian market last year. The car driven by Juliet is the GLX version, which is the top-end variant of the car in the South African market.

The South African version of the Ciaz looks identical to the Indian-spec Ciaz. The updates are similar in both the versions too. Juliet says that the car looks quite good and she repeats the same phrase used by Car Magazine in South Africa. She says that the Ciaz is a very undervalued car that comes with all the necessary features in place. She goes on to tell the highlights that the new Ciaz has received including the additional features like cruise control, new 7.0-inch infotainment system and reverse parking camera. She also adds that the Ciaz is quite economical to drive around.

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Juliet then talks about the engine of the car. Just like the Indian model, the South African specification Ciaz has received the new 1.5-litre petrol engine. It was introduced in the Ciaz last year. It generates a similar 104 Bhp of maximum power and 138 Nm of peak torque. She also loves the 6-speed transmission paired with the Ciaz. She loves the 6-speed transmission and talks about it too.

Juliet also talks about the rear seat space. The Ciaz offers huge rear legroom and it remains the same even in the South African spec model. However, just like India, there is no 60:40 split in the version on sale in the South African market and she complained about it too. She even said that she got into a situation because of the absence of the split seats.

She then points out that the plastic used in the cabin of the Ciaz is not up to the mark. However, she also adds that since this is an affordable vehicle, such things are quite evident. In summary, she does like Ciaz very much.