The upcoming Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift has been spotted again. The updated car will be launched around August this year and will come with several styling updates to look fresher and more attractive.
The Ciaz was first launched in 2014 and has been very popular among C2-segment sedan buyers. However, in the past three-and-a-half years of its career, the only updates it has received include the addition of new variants and the Android Auto for the Smartplay infotainment system. Other than this, the Ciaz was moved from the regular Maruti showrooms to the Nexa premium car outlets last year. The facelift, however, will carry substantial updates, which will help it fend off the heat from cars like the Honda City and the Hyundai Verna.
The cosmetic changes that the Ciaz facelift will carry include a newer front end and an improved rear end. The interior will also get spruced up. Other than this, we also expect the car to get some additional kit for the cabin. All this should ensure that the Ciaz doesn’t feel too spartan compared to the recently launched Toyota Yaris that comes with some best-in-class features.
At the moment, the Ciaz is on sale with a 1.4-litre petrol and a 1.3-litre diesel engine. The facelift, in all likelihood, will come with a new set of motors. The Fiat-sourced Multijet motor will be replaced with an ingeniously developed 1.5-litre common-rail oil burner. The 1.4-liter K-series petrol engine will be replaced with a 1.5-litre motor that will offer higher power and torque. It’s noteworthy here that the Ciaz has received some flak for mediocre performance. The new engines will solve this issue.
Sources state that prices of the new Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift will be “different from the current pricing”. We think that the new engines, new features, and a fresher styling will help the sedan grow in popularity.
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