Maruti Suzuki has just released a teaser of the facelifted Ciaz C-segment sedan that will be launched on the 20th of August, 2018. The facelifted Ciaz will feature BMW-style LED tail lamps and the same has been shown in the teaser. In fact, the Maruti Ciaz Facelift will be the second car in its segment to derive inspiration from BMW for its tail lamps. The first car, of course, is the Honda City, which got BMW-style tail lamps back in 2014. Bookings for the facelifted Ciaz are now open through both online and offline channels. The booking amount is pegged at Rs. 11,000.
While you may be wondering about how you can book a car without even knowing its price, this is a new trend in the Indian car market, where most automakers take pre-bookings for new cars before price announcement. However, the booking amount is fully refundable in most cases.
Maruti Suzuki generally refunds booking amounts in case the customer does not want to opt for the newly launched car after the price announcement. The same is true for the facelifted Ciaz. As for the pricing of the new Ciaz, the C-Segment sedan is expected to continue being the price warrior of the segment. We expect prices of the car to start from well under Rs. 8 lakhs.
The facelifted Ciaz will get stylistic changes at the front and the rear, and this has already been revealed through uncamouflaged spyshots. Minor changes to the interior styling and feature additions are also likely. As for mechanicals, the facelifted Maruti Ciaz gets a brand new 1.5-litre K-Series, naturally aspirated petrol engine that outputs 104 Bhp-138 Nm. This engine also gets the Suzuki Hybrid Vehicle System (SHVS) mild hybrid system, making the facelifted Ciaz India’s most fuel-efficient C-Segment sedan. The diesel engine is the tried and tested 1.3-litre Fiat Multijet unit with 89 Bhp-200 Nm, which also gets the mild hybrid system. While the diesel engine will be a manual- only, the petrol motor will get both manual and torque converter automatic gearbox options.