Maruti Suzuki, the country’s largest automobile manufacturer has been the first choice of the country men for the choice of the company whose car will be adorning their driveway. But that has been the case only if they’ve wanted to buy a hatchback across any segment. The company has pretty much been a failure in the sedan and SUV segments. We brought to you the company’s plans for its SUVs some days ago and today we have for you the pictures and details about the company’s upcoming C-segment sedan which will be taking charge from the present SX4. The new sedan codenamed YL1 or 2014 Maruti SX4 is expected to go on sale sometime next year and will be gunning for the throats of Verna, City, Vento and the likes.
Updated on 11th June 2014
The upcoming Maruti Suzuki Ciaz has been spied again, this time in China where it will be called the Suzuki Alivio. These are some of the best shots of the car till now, our earlier update (on 3rd May 2014) also show the car in a clearer way. Check out the spy shots below:
You can check out the interior spy shots of the car below, but we have to warn you that not everything you see here will be carried over to the Indian version of the car. The interiors of the Indian variant of the car were spotted a long time back (26th August 2013 update):
Do let us know your thoughts on the car in the comments section.
Photos Courtesy: Auto Home
Updated on 29th May 2014
The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz has been spied in India, giving us a better view of what the model will look like in India. The Ciaz will be significantly different from its Chinese cousin the Alivio.
The variant spied seems to be the top-of-the-line variant of the Ciaz. The interiors have a dual-tone theme with a combination of black-and-beige. The buttons on the driver-side door are similar to the ones found on many modern Maruti cars like the Ertiga. You can notice that the car will get a start-stop button at least on the top end variant. The driver seat gets manual adjustment for height along with the normal seat-back angle adjustment lever. The third photo shows that the Ciaz will get rear A/C vents, which is also the base for the front armrest. Design changes seem to have been made to the car, especially to the rear. The dual-exhaust found on the Alivio may not be carried over to the Ciaz, as the spy shot of the rear of the test-mule shows reflectors in place of the exhausts. Expect a normal tail-pipe peeking in from below the bumper of the Ciaz when it is launched in India.
What do you think of the new spy shots? let us know in the comments section below.
Updated on 3rd May 2014
The production variant of the 2014 Maruti Ciaz sedan has been spied in China, where it will be sold under the ‘Alivo’ brand name. Check out the spy shots below:
Spy Shots Courtesy: autohome.com.cn
There is also a sketch of the interior which shows that the company is concentrating on the rear passenger space, it will be larger than the competition which includes the new Honda City. Check out the sketch below:
According to a report on MotorBeam.com, Maruti has stopped the production of the SX4 sedan and begun test production of the Ciaz sedan. It could be launched pretty early in India, maybe as soon as July 2014. We will let you know as soon as any more information on the Ciaz is released. Keep tuned in to Car Blog India
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Updated on 22nd April 2014
Suzuki has showcased a close to production concept of the upcoming Sx4 / Ciaz at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. The Suzuki Alivio Concept is much closer to production than the Ciaz concept showcased at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo in February. It does retain some concept design features like the front and rear bumpers and the silver side cladding, but apart from that most features on the car will make it to production. Check out the images below:
According to Suzuki China, the concept showcases a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder petrol motor mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The concept looks closer to how the final product will look like, with the wide-dual-barrel headlamps, production-spec ORVMs and tail-lamps. What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.
Updated on 29th March 2014
Patent photos of the 2014 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz or the 2014 Maruti SX4 have been leaked from China. The photos show how the production variant of the car would look like, obviously some details are not complete but the overall design is final.
What are the changes as compared to the Ciaz Concept? Well, first of all the car does keep most of the design features from the Ciaz Concept; it loses the sleek ORVMs, the super-low ride-height and the stylish front fog lamps. The car does get the dual-exhaust set in the rear bumper by the looks of things, which is nice touch. The grille, the design on the front and rear lamps, the overall silhouette remain the same as the concept too. We will have to wait and see the car in flesh to get a clearer picture. Like what you see? Let us know in the comments section below.
Source - Autohome.com.cn
Updated on 25th February 2014
It is being reported that Maruti may launch a premium sedan by the end of 2014. If it is true then expect it to be the prodcution variant of the 2014 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Concept, or what was thought to be the 2014 Maruti SX4.
News source: MoneyControl.com
Updated on 5th February 2014
Updated on 26th August 2013
The sedan will borrow the good bits from the SX4 and bring a host of new things to the table. The car will bring the high ground clearance of the SX4 to the table to make it taller than the rest. The car will bring class leading rear seat comfort as well with it which will rival the likes of the Sunny and Scala. The interiors are expected to be based on the Swift and Ertiga and the same will hold true for the switches inside the car.
Under the hood of 2014 Maruti SX4 be a 1.4 litre petrol motor that is present in the Ertiga and joining it will be a 1.3 litre Fiat Multijet turbo diesel engine that powers the current generation SX4. The variants of offer will be LXi, LDi, VXi, VDi, ZXi and ZDi which is the traditional nomenclature for Maruti cars. Hydraulic engine mounts alongside heavy damping are expected to be ones taking charge of NVH control levels.
The ones dealing with the tarmac will be 16 inchers on 195 section rubber in the top end variants while the base variants will do away with 15 inchers. It will follow a dual-tone scheme on the inside with beige and black being the two colours. The car is expected to come with quite an attractive designing up front as well as on the rear. Maruti might just bring in this car as its flagship C segment sedan and reposition the SX4as a sedan between Dzire and YL1.
source and image credits- Team-BHP