India’s leading carmaker Maruti Suzuki launched the facelifted Ciaz sedan today in India. The changes on the facelifted Ciaz are not just cosmetic, with the biggest change happening under the hood. Here is a detailed photo gallery of the new Maruti Ciaz that shows off all the major changes that can be seen in the facelifted sedan.
The new Maruti Suzuki Ciaz features an updated design which gives it a more upmarket feel. This can be seen up front where the top-spec Maruti Ciaz features LED projector headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lights.
Joining the two headlamps together is Maruti’s new multipixel grille and a chrome strip that runs across and above the centre of the grille. The front bumper of the Ciaz has also been reworked and features revised fog lamp housings with silver accents. The fog lamps are LED units on the top Alpha variants. The bumper also features a revised air dam.
The side profile of the Maruti Ciaz remains unchanged. The revised Ciaz sedan from Maruti though sits on new 15-inch 12-spoke alloy wheels.
The rear end of the Maruti Ciaz has been tweaked and features a new rear bumper with chrome inserts. Another new feature on the Ciaz is the tweaked taillights which feature new LED signature elements, which give the Maruti sedan a more premium look.
Maruti is offering the 2018 Ciaz in seven colour options: Metallic Premium Silver, Pearl Snow White, Metallic Magma grey, Pearl Midnight Black, Pearl Sangria Red, Pearl Metallic Dignity Brown, and Nexa Blue.
Step inside the new Ciaz and you’ll be greeted by the beige and black themed interiors (mostly beige, the black is used on the dash, centre console and steering wheel). However, the new Maruti Ciaz differs from its predecessor thanks to wood inserts and the satin highlights on the dash and door panels. The Ciaz also gets a new three-spoke steering wheel which features controls for infotainment setup and a new cruise control button.
The infotainment system remains the same and continues to support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. A new feature added on is the Suzuki Connect setup to help keep track of the car.
The new Ciaz features a revised instrument cluster with a new 4.2-inch colour TFT multi-information display taking centre stage. The temperature and fuel gauges have been shifted around as well with the former sitting under the tachometer and the latter under the speedo. The position of the telltale lights has been changed as well. Also seen is an eco light on the speedo which changes colours depending on the way you drive.
The biggest change in the Ciaz comes under the bonnet. While Maruti has retained the 1.3-litre diesel (88bhp, 200Nm of torque, 24km/l) with a mild hybrid setup, the old 1.4-litre petrol makes way for the new K15B engine.
The K15B engine on the Maruti Ciaz is an all-new powerplant which produces 103bhp and 138Nm of torque. The new Ciaz is the first petrol car from Maruti to be offered with the carmaker’s SHVS smart hybrid setup. The Ciaz gets two battery packs, one lead-acid and the other a lithium-ion unit, that store energy from the regenerative braking setup. This stored energy is used to help the Ciaz petrol during bursts of acceleration. The Ciaz also gets a starter-generator. The petrol Ciaz is the most fuel-efficient car in its segment and returns a mileage of 21.56km/l when paired with the 5-speed manual gearbox and 20.28km/l with the 4-speed automatic transmission option.
The Ciaz comes packed with safety features including dual airbags, ABS with EBD and ISOFIX child-seat mounting points as standard. The automatic variants also get ESP and Hill Hold. The Ciaz also gets cruise control as an option.
The new Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is more expensive than before with prices starting at Rs 8.19 lakh and going all the way up to 10.97 lakhs for the top-spec petrol and diesel variants. The new Ciaz is also more expensive than the Hyundai Elantra but is still a lot cheaper than its nearest rival, the Honda City.