Maruti Suzuki has just stopped production of the Ciaz C-Segment sedan even as the country’s leading automaker prepares to launch the facelifted Ciaz in less than a month from now. The facelifted Maruti Ciaz will be launched on the 6th of August 2018, according to a report on ZigWheels. The new sedan will continue to take on the likes of the Honda City, Hyundai Verna and Toyota Yaris in India’s C-Segment sedan category. The facelift will give the Ciaz a lot more firepower though. From a new petrol engine to a stylistic makeover and many new features, the Maruti Ciaz will gain quite significantly.
The new petrol engine will be the 1.5 litre K-Series unit that will also be seen on the all-new Ertiga. This motor makes 106 PS and 138 Nm, making it a lot more powerful than the 1.4 litre K-Series petrol that currently powers the Ciaz. What’s also interesting is the fact that the new petrol motor will gain a mild hybrid system. The new petrol engine will operate with 5 speed manual and 4 speed torque converter automatic gearboxes. The diesel motor will be unchanged though. It’ll be a 1.3 litre Fiat Multijet unit with 89 Bhp-200 Nm, and will get a 5 speed manual gearbox as standard. Maruti will also offer a mild hybrid system on the diesel engined variants.
As for other changes, the Ciaz will get new front and rear bumpers, a revised front grille, LED DRLs up front and revised tail lamps. On the inside, the cabin will remain more or less the same save for wooden inserts on the dashboard to add a touch of premium-ness. Cruise control will be a major feature addition on the car, which will also feature other key bits such as automatic climate control, a touchscreen infotainment unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and steering mounted audio controls. Twin airbags and ABS will be standard safety features across trims while the top-end trims will also receive reverse parking sensors with a camera.