An internal document of Maruti Suzuki has just leaked, which indicates a new system that will be available in the facelifted Maruti Ciaz at the time of launch. This new system will feature a speed safety alert function, that will inform the driver if she/he goes above a certain speed. Indian roads are already prone to accidents, and unregulated traffic rules lead to the death of thousands across our country.
The new device is a step in the right direction as it will enforce the 80 km/h speed limit, which is the normal speed limit of almost all Indian roads. Whenever the driver crosses the above speed, the alarm will beep twice. In case the driver chooses to go beyond 120 km/h, the alarm will keep beeping continuously. The alarm system will act as a virtual cop and will enforce the speed limit on the driver. This will prevent overspeeding and rash driving by a significant margin.
The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz will be available in 4 trim variants – Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha. Along with these features, it will also get dual airbags and ABS as standard across all variants. The engine specs of Ciaz include a new 1.5 litre K15B SHVS petrol engine, churning around 103 Bhp of peak power and 138 Nm of torque. It will also come in a diesel variant which will have a 1.3-litre DDiS 200 turbo SHVS motor. The diesel motor will produce 89 Bhp of peak power and 200 Nm of peak torque.
The bookings of the 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz are open at all NEXA showrooms at a price of Rs 11,000. When launched, the Ciaz will go against the Toyota Yaris, Honda city, and Hyundai Verna. As for pricing, the starting price of the facelifted Ciaz will be under Rs. 8 lakhs. The car is just days away from launch, and media drives are all set to commence from next week.