Maruti Suzuki launched the updated Ciaz last month in India with a few noticeable updates. Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift has remained one of the best selling cars in the segment since its first launch in the Indian market. After the pre-facelift, the Ciaz has become the best selling model in the segment outselling the likes of Hyundai Verna and Honda City.
The Maruti Ciaz in its latest avatar offers a lot of features. With the update, Maruti now offers additional features like LED projector headlamps, a new grille and slightly updated bumpers. The biggest changes to the new Ciaz are the all-new 1.5-litre petrol engine and the hybrid system that is now also available with the petrol variants. This increases the fuel efficiency of the petrol Ciaz by a great deal.
In the month of September, Maruti has sold as many as 6,246 units of the Ciaz while the runners-up Hyundai Verna has sold 3,501 units and the Honda City sold only 2,564 units. The rise in the sales of the Ciaz can be attributed to the fresh face and the high fuel efficiency that it offers even with the petrol engine option. Surprisingly, the sales of Honda City has pushed down by a good number in the past few months. It used to be the top-selling car in the segment. The September sales figure also reveals that the Toyota Yaris is not making a great impact in the mid-size segment. The Yaris was launched only with petrol engine option but offered a wide range of features, some of which are the segment-first. However, Toyota managed to sell only 595 units of the Yaris in September, making it the second worst performing sedan on the sales chart.
The new Maruti Ciaz gets the all-new 1.5-litre K-Series petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 104 Bhp – 138 Nm. The diesel engine remains the same 1.3-litre Multijet unit that generates a maximum of 89 Bhp and 200 Nm. Both the petrol and diesel engine options get the Smart Hybrid system. The diesel engine is available only with a manual transmission while the petrol engine of the Ciaz is also available with an automatic transmission.