Maruti Suzuki India is working on the facelift version of the mid-size sedan, the Ciaz, in India. The car has been spotted without camouflage and for the first time, the interiors of the upcoming car have been revealed. The images show that the upcoming Ciaz will be much more premium than the current version of the car.
The new pictures show that the facelifted Ciaz will get a thick wooden trim that starts from the middle of the front door and runs across the dashboard to the other front door. The wooden trim is not dark in colour and the grain is prominently visible. The colour matches the beige tone of the dual-colour dashboard of the sedan.
The pictures also reveal a larger MID display for the driver and a new dial colour theme that shows traces of blue. The steering wheel remains the same but Maruti will offer the cruise control feature that is missing from the current model of the sedan. Apart from these changes, the cabin remains identical to the current version of the car. The variant spied in the picture is not the top-end one and does not get the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
The exterior of the upcoming sedan has been revealed too. The new Ciaz will offer a new grille that integrates into the new headlamps. The Ciaz now looks much sleeker than the current version and also gets updated bumpers. The multi-spoke rims have been upgraded too but the size remains similar to the current version. It is possible that Maruti will offer LED lamps on the Ciaz just like it offers with many other models in India.
The biggest changes will be under the hood. Maruti will introduce an all-new petrol engine with the car. The 1.5-litre K15B four-cylinder engine will replace the current 1.4-litre K14 unit. The new engine churns out a maximum of 104 Bhp and 138 Nm, which will put the Ciaz at par with the competition when it comes to power. It will get both manual and automatic options.
The 1.3-litre diesel engine will continue to power the new Ciaz. However, an all-new 1.5-litre diesel engine is under development and may replace the 1.3-litre Fiat-sourced engine in the Ciaz in the future.
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