Maruti Suzuki has just replaced the SX4 with a new C-Segment sedan in India, in the form of the Ciaz. Based on the Ertiga platform, the Ciaz sedan is Maruti Suzuki’s big launch for this festive season. The car is available with petrol and turbo diesel engine options, with choices of manual and automatic gearboxes for the petrol engined model while the diesel powered variants make do with a 5 speed manual transmission. The Ciaz starts at 6.99 lakh rupees, ex-showroom Delhi.
The Ciaz sedan will be sold in 10 variants, 6 in petrol and 4 in diesel. The six petrol powered Ciaz variants include two automatic variants. Here are the variants-wise, ex-showroom Delhi pricing of the Ciaz,
VXi: 6.99 lakh rupees
VXi+ : 7.56 lakh rupees
ZXi: 8.24 lakh rupees,
ZXi+ : 8.59 lakh rupees
VXi+ AT : 8.65 lakh rupees
ZXi AT : 9.34 lakh rupees.
VDi : 8.04 lakh rupees
VDi+ : 8.83 lakh rupees
ZDi : 9.05 lakh rupees
ZDi+ : 9.80 lakh rupees.
In terms of engine options, the Ciaz’s petrol variants use the 1.4 Liter-4 Cylinder K-Series engine that also does duty on the Ertiga. On the Ciaz, this engine makes 90 Bhp of peak power and 130 Nm of peak torque. Five speed manual and four speed automatic gearboxes are offered with the petrol powered Ciaz. The diesel powered Ciaz gets a 1.3 liter-4 cylinder Fiat Multijet turbocharged motor that makes 90 Bhp-200 Nm. A five speed manual transmission is standard fare on the diesel engined Ciaz.
In terms of features, the Ciaz is quite a loaded car by Maruti Suzuki standards. From projector headlamps to a touchscreen infotainment interface, from 16 inch alloy wheels to rear AC vents and from push button start to keyless entry, the Ciaz is a well rounded sedan as far as features and creature comforts are concerned. The unique selling proposition of the Ciaz however, will be the copious space that the car offers its occupants, what with its class leading dimensions.
The Ciaz is 4,490 mm long, 1,730 mm wide and 1,485 mm high. The car also gets a class leading 2,650 mm wheelbase while ground clearance is rated at 170 mm. The large exterior dimensions result in cavernous interiors, which when allied to a beige and black theme gives the car’s innards an airy feel. In terms of fuel efficiency, the Ciaz Diesel is the most fuel efficient car sold in India, with an ARAI rated mileage figure of 26.21 Kmpl. The petrol powered Ciaz manages 20.73 Kmpl.
The Ciaz’s light kerb weight of 1,010 Kilograms for the petrol powered model and 1,105 kilograms for the diesel powered model is another aspect of the car that is worth mentioning. Top end variants of the Ciaz get airbags and ABS+EBD as standard safety equipment. Deliveries of the Ciaz start right away. Maruti Suzuki had opened bookings of the car from the 3rd of September. Production of the SX4 sedan has been discontinued.
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