There were a lot of speculations about the launch of the most awaited 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and now it is finally hitting Indian markets. It has received updates after four years and is available in four primary variants – Sigma, Delta, Zeta, and Alpha, in both petrol and diesel options. Talking of the car’s design and cosmetic updates it gets new comfort and safety features, along with a new petrol engine. The car will rival Hyundai Verna, Honda City and the new Toyota Yaris. Checkout the detailed features the new Suzuki Ciaz Facelift comes with.
Exterior and Interior
Visually the car looks similar however it now has a different personality. Updates like a re-designed grille, new swept-back headlamp cluster which includes projector lamps and daytime running lamps as well. The car’s front gets a new bumper with bigger intakes and briefer design. There are also minor updates to the rear such as new LED tail lamps.
Earlier launched in 2014, this is the first facelift that the Ciaz has received. The interior is still a classy beige, but there are a few new touches in the form of new faux wood inserts and a new steering wheel along with better upholstery. The car also gets updated smartphone connectivity in the form of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and Suzuki’s recently launched ‘Suzuki Connect’ telematics system.
Under the hood the 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift gets the new 1.5-litre K-Series petrol engine with mild hybrid technology, which replaces the 1.4-litre unit on the outgoing model. The car’s engine will be manufactured in India itself and it makes 103 bhp along with 138 Nm of peak torque. It is the first time Maruti Suzuki has introduced a mild hybrid system on a petrol engine. It will also be present in the same 1.3-litre turbo charged diesel engine as earlier that makes 89 bhp and 200 Nm of peak torque with a fuel efficiency of 28.09 kmpl. The 2018 Ciaz facelift will come with three wheel options to choose from that are 15-inch precision cut alloy, 15-inch silver alloy and 15-inch steel wheels with full wheel caps.
There are seven color options to choose from that are Metallic magma grey, Pearl midnight Black, Nexa Blue, Pearl Sangria Red, Pearl metallic dignity Brown, Metallic premium silver, Pearl Snow White.
The starting price for the Ciaz Facelift is 8.19 lakh INR (ex-showroom, Delhi). The top-of-the-line diesel Alpha variant is priced at 10.97 lakh INR (ex-showroom, Delhi).