The Maruti Ciaz has always been a well-priced car, and the pre-facelift model was India’s best value-for-money C-Segment sedan, a reason why it sold so well. With the facelifted model, Maruti Suzuki has just outdone itself, for the diesel-powered variants of the Ciaz Facelift are actually much cheaper than the pre-facelift models. What this also means is the competition could have nightmares in the coming days. The facelifted Maruti Ciaz is likely to become the best-seller in the C-Segment sedan space once again, inching out the likes of the Honda City, the Hyundai Verna and the Toyota Yaris.
Talking exact prices, the facelifted Maruti Ciaz Diesel range is now priced between Rs. 9.19 lakhs and 10.97 lakhs, ex showroom, Delhi. The pre-facelift models were pegged between Rs. Rs. 9.5 lakhs and Rs. 11.5 lakhs. So, the new car is a full Rs. 30,000 cheaper in the base trim, and a whopping Rs. 50,000 cheaper in the top-spec trim. This price drop has happened despite Maruti adding rear parking sensors, speed alert system and seat belt reminders for the driver and front passengers on the base-diesel variant, and LED headlamps, LED daytime running lights and LED tail-lamps, cruise control and automatic headlamps on the top-end trim.
While the facelifted Maruti Ciaz Diesel gets additional features and stylistic changes, it remains mechanically unchanged. The car is powered by a 1.3 litre Fiat Multijet turbocharged diesel engine with 89 Bhp-200 Nm. This engine gets a mild hybrid system that adds torque boost, idle stop and brake energy regeneration features. A 5 speed manual gearbox is standard with the diesel-powered Ciaz, and there’s no automatic option on offer. The car is also available with a new petrol engine that gets a mild hybrid system as well. Unlike the diesel variants, the petrol variants’ prices have increased when compared to the pre-facelift Ciaz considering the addition of the mild hybrid unit.