The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is among the most popular C-segment sedans in India. The sedan received a facelift last year which made it look more upmarket and attractive. Earlier this year, Maruti Suzuki introduced a new 1.5-litre diesel engine on the Ciaz which is came with made more power than the older 1.3-litre unit. Maruti also offers a ton of accessories and customizations options for the Ciaz so that the buyers can personalize their car as per there taste. Adding to the plethora of accessories is another rather nifty accessory in the form of Automatic boot release. Take a look at the video below by Shivam Autozone which shows how this feature works on the Ciaz.
As seen in the video, the automatic boot release feature on the Ciaz works in a convenient way. One simply has to raise their foot up to the underside of the rear bumper which will result in the boot opening itself. One must have the keys with them in order for this feature to work. The MG Hector also comes with a similar feature and it was the first vehicle in its segment to come with an automatic tailgate release/automatic boot release feature.
In this segment, the Hyundai Verna also comes with an automatic boot release feature but its working is a bit different. In the Verna, the boot will open automatically if you have the smart keys and comes within one meter of the rear bumper. The rear reflector lights will blink three times and if you are still there, the boot will open itself. The implementation of this feature on the Ciaz (foot-gesture), however, is a bit better as there is always a slight chance of opening the boot accidentally in case of the Verna.
As for the price of the automatic boot release feature, it can be purchased and installed from any authorized Maruti dealership for just Rs. 3,390. With labour charges and other costs, the price increases to around Rs. 3,890, which is still pretty inexpensive for this nifty feature. Talking about the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, the C-segment sedan is a popular choice in its segments and rivals the likes of the Honda City and the Hyundai Verna among others.
It comes with three engine options, two of which are diesel units while one is petrol. There is a 1.3-litre diesel unit which churns out 89 Bhp of power along with 200 Nm of torque. Then there is the new 1,498cc in-line 4-cylinder engine that churns out a maximum power of 94 Bhp along with a peak torque of 225 Nm. The petrol engine used on the Ciaz is a 1.5-litre unit that generates a maximum power of 103 Bhp and a peak torque of 138 Nm of peak torque.