The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz C-Segment sedan is weeks away from being launched in the Indian car market. The car will be sold with petrol (1.4 liter & 90 Bhp-130 Nm) and turbo diesel (1.3 liter & 90 Bhp-200 Nm) engines borrowed from the Ertiga MPV, whose platform the Ciaz shares. Maruti Suzuki plans to pitch the Ciaz as a feature rich car and the Indian automaker has released an image that rounds up the key features on offer in the Ciaz. Many of the features in the Ciaz make the car a segment leader. Here are five such aspects of the car.
- The Ciaz is the most fuel efficient car in India, with the car’s diesel variant clocking an ARAI certified mileage of 26.2 Kmpl.
- The Ciaz is the longest and widest car in the Indian C-Segment sedan space.
- The Ciaz’s aerodynamic performance is the best ever among all Suzuki sedan built so far.
- The car gets projector headlamps and 16 inch alloy wheels.
- The Ciaz’s boot volume is the best in its class.
The Ciaz is one of the lighter C-Segment sedans sold in India, what with the petrol powered model weighing in at 1,005 kilograms and the diesel powered model tipping the scales at 1,105 kilograms. This light weight is expected to keep the Ciaz’s performance peppy while also serving to boost fuel efficiency. Bookings of the Ciaz are now open and actual customer deliveries are expected to begin from the middle of October.
With the Ciaz, Maruti Suzuki is gunning straight for market leader Honda City. The automaker is likely to price the Ciaz competitively, undercutting the City sedan slightly. At a starting price pegged close to the 7 lakh rupee mark, the Ciaz has a realistic chance of displacing the City sedan as India’s best selling C-Segment car. Notably, Maruti has never tasted big success in the C-Segment sedan space. The Ciaz is the India’s largest car maker’s best shot yet.