Maruti Suzuki’s next big launch for the Indian car market is the Ciaz C-Segment sedan. A Honda City competitor, the Ciaz will be a premium offering from Maruti Suzuki in terms of the features it offers. Based on the Ertiga platform, the Ciaz shares its engines and gearboxes with its MPV sibling.
The Ciaz’s claim to fame, even before its launch, is its dimensions, which are the largest in the C-Segment sedan space. Maruti Suzuki could ally these dimensions with a sharp price tag, thereby offering big bang for the buck, in a strategy that never fails to find favour with the Indian car buyer.
In the run up to the Ciaz’s launch, Maruti Suzuki has served up a teaser video of the C-Segment sedan.
Meanwhile, if you want a quick gist on what the Ciaz brings to the table, you could take a look at the feature round up here. The Ciaz will be sold with 5 speed manual and 4 speed automatic transmission options on the petrol powered models, while the diesel powered ones make do with a 5 speed stick shifter.
The petrol powered Ciaz will use a 1.4 liter-4 cylinder K-Series engine in 90 Bhp-134 Nm state of tune. The diesel powered Ciaz gets Fiat Multijet power in the form of the 1.3 liter-4 cylinder diesel motor (90 Bhp-200 Nm) with a variable geometry turbocharger in tow. The Ciaz Diesel is the most fuel efficient car in India, with a 26.21 Kmpl ARAI rated mileage figure.
Maruti Suzuki has put the Ciaz on a strict, high tensile steel diet. This dieting has led to the Ciaz Petrol weighing in at just 1,010kilograms, while the diesel powered model tips scales at an equally light 1,105 kilograms. 8 variants of the Ciaz will go on sale initially – VXi, VXi+, ZXi, ZXI+, VDi, VDi+, ZDi and ZDi+.