Maruti working on a Ciaz facelift

The Ciaz has been a successful sedan for the brand. While there have been very few vehicles that have given the City sleepless nights, the Ciaz has been one of them. The Ciaz has been outselling the City quite often now. The vehicle has been on sale for since 2014 and hasn’t seen any major visual update, save for the addition of the RS trim in 2015.



It now looks like the company is working on an update for the Ciaz. Seen here is a test mule of the vehicle which has minimal camouflage. The vehicle is expected to get a new bumper, both up front and at the back from the looks of it. Those were the only parts that did have a camouflage. Other than that, there are no more visual updates to the vehicle. Just last month, the company shifted the Ciaz into their premium Nexa outlets and added a brand new blue shade to the vehicle.

Since the company has started offering LED headlamps on the top of the line variant of the Ignis and the Dzire, we could expect the same to be carried forward on the Ciaz as well, however that is yet to be confirmed.

On the inside, there will be slight changes which will be made to the instrument cluster. There will now be an all-new MFD and dials, which will make the vehicle feel more upmarket.

Under the hood, we expect the same 1.3 liter SHVS diesel and the 1.4 liter K Series petrol engine to continue. There could be a possibility of the company adding the more powerful 1.6 liter engine from the S-Cross to the Ciaz as well, for those looking for the added performance.

The mid size sedan segment is heating up with the coming in of the all-new Verna sometime next month. The Ciaz’s main rival currently, the City just got a facelift earlier in the year which saw sales go up as well. Interesting times ahead for this segment.

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