Image gallery: Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift
The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz has been given a mid-life makeover. With the Hyundai Verna taking the game forward and new entrants like the Toyota Yaris reinstating belief in the executive sedan segment, this means the Ciaz now offers more value than ever.
The big headline for the Ciaz is a new 1.5-litre petrol engine, which belongs to the K-Series of engines and is classified as the K15B. It replaces the erstwhile 1.4-litre engine and produces a healthier 105PS of power at 6,000rpm and 138Nm of torque at 4,400rpm. The engine features an updated version of the company's Smart Hybrid micro-hybrid tech, fitted to a petrol for the first time, and the drivetrain options include a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic.
The design has been updated too. The front end has been redone with a redesigned headlight unit that now features LED headlamps (with automatic and auto levelling functions) and daytime running lights. The grille forms a seamless design with the headlights. The bumpers have been re-profiled too. The cabin sees a facelift with a new wood trim and redesigned upholstery. The multi-info display in the instrumentation is more detailed too and is 4.2-inch in size.
Prices for the Ciaz start at Rs 8.19 lakh for the manual petrol, Rs 9.8 lakh for the petrol auto and Rs 9.19 lakh for the diesel. See our image gallery from the launch below for a better look at the new car.
Slimmer grille runs across the width, connecting the headlights, for a broader-looking front end
Chrome strip at the top, LED daytime running light on bottom, complemented by LED projector headlights
Gloss black elongated studs emulate a diamond-studded pattern grille
Chrome surrounds for the LED fog lamps might look overdone in isolation but accentuate the new larger air dam cutouts
New 12-spoke wheels get a painted/diamond cut finish for the faces
Top end variant gets the new 16-inch wheels, which fill out the arches perfectly
Changes to the rear limited to new design elements in the brake lights, and chrome surrounds for the reflectors
Top end variants get LED brake light elements
Updated Smart Hybrid tech now features a secondary onboard lithium-ion battery, to provide torque assist even under full electrical load, such as when lights are on
New K15B petrol engine makes increased power and torque compared to outgoing 1.4-litre unit, yet with higher claimed fuel efficiency figures thanks to Smart Hybrid tech
Updated 4.2-inch multi-information display shows working of the Smart Hybrid tech in real time
Regenerative braking replenishes energy to the lithium-ion battery, which charges exponentially quicker than lead-acid types
Layout of the dual-tone cabin largely remains the same as on the outgoing car
New lighter wood-grain inserts and lovely satin chrome trim are fresh to the new Ciaz
Cruise control has been added, as well as auditory speed warnings for speeds above 120kmph
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