The term fuel efficiency has always been on the minds of Indians, regardless of what car you buy or from which income group you belong to. While buying a car one question that always comes to your mind that ‘Kitna Deti hai’ and every car maker is trying their level best to answer this. And guess who is entering the Indian market with a new technology to deliver India’s best fuel efficiency? It is country’s largest car maker, Maruti Suzuki.
Maruti has been known for its fuel efficient and pocket friendly cars and it appears it will continue in future as well. The company has used many ways to reduce fuel consumption whether it’s turbo-charging or the kerb weight reduction. Now, Maruti is pepping up to bring hybrid technology to its one of the bestselling car of current era, Ciaz.
The Hybrid variant of the sedan has been baptized as Ciaz SHVS (Smart hybrid vehicle by Suzuki) which is paired with company’s famous diesel engine. With this smoking inclusion, Maruti is looking to capitalize on its dominance in the market while giving all of us a pleasant surprise. The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz SHVS will become the first ever hybrid from the car maker and its segment.
To make things even better, Maruti is giving it a full hybrid touch with a battery and an electric motor rather than just equipping it with a start/stop button. The SHVS technology will not only improve the fuel efficiency but will also help in initial acceleration and instant boost as it will be benefited from an integrated starter generator (ISG) which gives assistance to the engine and power when the car accelerates.
The Hybrid variant will come with a start/stop button which switches off the engine when the car is vehicle in on static during red light or traffic jam. Driver can switches it on by just pressing the clutch but he has to make sure that driver side door is properly closed, his seat belt is in place and bonnet of the car is properly closed.
The Ciaz SHVS will be only available with a 1.3l Multijet diesel engine which delivers 26.2KMPL mileage and expect hybrid version to cross 30 KMPL mark. All of this will come with an extra cost as there is no free lunch out there so expect it to be priced at least 35,000-40,000 higher than the standard variants.
Besides a hybrid variant, the company is also preparing a new V (O) variant with a safety pack for the sedan which includes ABS, dual airbags, seat belts with force limiters and EBD.
|Comparison of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz|
|Comparison of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz variants|