Maruti Suzuki launched the Ciaz sedan in India in October 2014 and the latest upper-C segment sedan from MSIL has sold over 1,00,000 units since its introduction! The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz replaced the SX4 as Maruti’s premium sedan offering competing with the likes of the Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Volkswagen Vento etc. in our country’s fast-growing sedan market. Basically, since its launch, the Ciaz has managed to do what the SX4 and the Baleno couldn’t – becoming one of the highest selling mid-size sedans in India. The Maruti Ciaz outsold the ‘once invincible’ Honda City in the month of May. Much of this can be attributed to the car’s competitive price tag and some best-in-segment atttributes. Read on for more on Maruti Ciaz price, specifications, features and mileage.
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Maruti Ciaz Price in India
The Maruti Ciaz Price in India starts at INR 7.31 Lakhs. The top-end petrol variant, the Maruti Ciaz ZXI+ AT, is priced at INR 10.19 Lakhs. The entry-level Diesel model is priced at INR 8.23 Lakhs while the top-end Petrol model is priced at INR 10.28 Lakhs.
|VXi||INR 7.31 lacs||VDi||INR 8.23 lacs|
|VXi(O)||INR 7.48 lacs||VDi(O)||INR 8.38 lacs|
|VXi+||INR 7.89 lacs||VDi+||INR 8.82 lacs|
|ZXi||INR 8.52 lacs||ZDi||INR 9.53 lacs|
|VXi+ AT||INR 9.02 lacs|
|ZXi+||INR 9.07 lacs||ZDi+||INR 10.18 lacs|
|ZXi+RS||INR 9.20 lacs||ZDi+ RS||INR 10.28 lacs|
|ZXi AT||INR 9.65 lacs|
|ZXi+ AT||INR 10.19 lacs|
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Maruti Ciaz Exteriors
On the outside, the Ciaz is very similar to the outlines of the Ciaz concept showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo in India. It looks bold, aggressive, muscular and smart. It gets a lot of body lines, much different from what we have seen from Maruti in India so far. The headlamps are large and side sweeping, the top-of-the-line ZXi+/ZDi+ variants gets projector headlamps too. The bonnet gets character lines giving it a more powerful stance.
The side profile of the car looks very sporty and aerodynamic. It also gets electrically folding outside rear view mirrors which are also electrically adjustable.
There are large alloy wheels with subtle wheel arches at the side which gives the car much needed character. There are two pronounced body lines running on the sides. There is use of chrome on the sides on door handles and around windows.
On the rear are side sweeping tail lamp combination cluster which is very sleek and stylish. There rear has been very nicely designed and looks very well sculpted. The rear bumper design is also very attractive. It does look very upmarket from the rear, we wish that Maruti had retained the twin-pipe exhausts from the Ciaz Concept.
Maruti Ciaz Interiors
The interiors look very plush with beige and black combination. The steering wheel design is signature Suzuki with stereo controls mounted on the steering wheel, but with all controls on one side of the steering wheel it does look a bit plain-jane. The instrument cluster is large and clear with two analogue dials, a multi-information display and other tell-tale indicators.
The interiors seems spacious with ample leg room in the car. The seats appear slim and well cushioned. The rear seat gets AC vents, folding arm rest and integrated head restrains on the two side passenger seats.
The infotainment system is touch-enabled and there is also automatic climate control system on top-of-the-line variants. There is also a front arm rest provided for the front passenger and driver, but the armrest is fixed on top of the rear A/C vents and cannot be used very easily.
The rear A/C vents are a welcome addition, there is a small storage space under the vents and a 12-V charger port. Space behind the vents is used as a storage space which is covered by the front-centre armrest. All in all, the interiors of the Ciaz are well equipped to take the competition head on.
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Maruti Ciaz Variants
There are five trim levels of Maruti Ciaz with different feature sets, these variants are V, V+, V(O) Z and Z+.
- Maruti Ciaz VXi
- Maruti Ciaz VXi+
- Maruti Ciaz VXi (O)
- Maruti Ciaz ZXi
- Maruti Ciaz ZXi+
- Maruti Ciaz ZXi+ RS
- Maruti Ciaz VXi+ AT
- Maruti Ciaz ZXi AT
- Maruti Ciaz ZXi+ AT
- Maruti Ciaz VDi
- Maruti Ciaz VDi (O)
- Maruti Ciaz VDi+
- Maruti Ciaz ZDi
- Maruti Ciaz ZDi+
- Maruti Ciaz ZDi+ RS
Maruti Ciaz features are among the best Maruti has offered on its car so far. Some salient vital features include comfort features like keyless entry with push-button start. Automatic climate control system, rear AC vents, touch screen infotainment system, dual tone interiors to name a few. There are also power sockets, electric boot release and driver seat height adjust on the offer. There are also plenty of cubby holes and storage spaces in the car. There is also a large boot compartment of around 500 litres on the Ciaz.
The infotainment system will offer AM/FM, USB, AUX, Bluetooth and SD-Card playback, the system will be connected to 4-spekers and 2-tweeters on the top-end variants. Maruti will also offer the new SmartPlay functionality with the infotainment system, this system just like Ford’s SYNC application will connect to the users smartphone for navigation, hands-free calling which may be voice-activated. The screen will also double-up as the reverse camera display.
Safety features include ABS with EBD and airbags. The Z and Z+ variants will feature dual-front airbags. The chassis design also takes care of safety of the car during impacts.
Maruti Ciaz Features
- Projector headlamps
- Keyless entry
- Multimedia system
- Rear A/C vents
- Front centre armrest
- Electrically adjustable ORVMs
- Tilt-adjustable steering wheel
- Power windows all around
- Driver’s side airbag (new)
Features over the Vxi/Vdi variants include:
- Automatic climate control
- Front fog lamps
- Reverse parking sensors
- Steering mounted controls
- Driver side airbag
Features over the Vxi+/Vdi+ include:
- Push-button start/stop
- Fabric and leather seats
- 15-inch alloy wheels
- Rear sun-blind
- Illuminated foot wells
- Reverse camera
The top-of-the-line sedan gets these additional features:
- Leather steering wheel and gear lever covers
- Touchscreen infotainment screen
- Smartphone synchronisation and voice-recognition
- 16-inch alloy wheels
- Chrome treatment on the outside
Maruti Ciaz Mileage
The ARAI-certified mileage of the Maruti Ciaz Diesel is 28.09 KMPL while the petrol engine on the Ciaz delivers 20.73 KMPL.
Maruti Ciaz Specifications
The Ciaz comes with a 1.3 litre multijet diesel engine and a 1.4 litre K-Series engine which is the same lineup as we see on Ertiga. But these engines have been technically improved and use low-friction mechanisms to improve upon the performance and mileage. The peak power developed by the diesel engine is around 89 BHP and peak torque is 200 Nm while the petrol engine develops peak power of 91 BHP and peak torque of 130 Nm.
As compared to its rivals the Ciaz makes the least power and torque, taking both the diesel and petrol powerplants into consideration. It seems Maruti has taken frugality into precedence over performance at first glance; we do not know how much the car weighs, this could affect the performance of the car.
The Ciaz is the most spacious car, in terms of cabin space, in its segment. Its is the longest, widest car in the segment while being dwarfed by the Honda City in terms of height. Having the longest wheelbase also means that it will be high on cabin space as well as luggage space.
At the price and features set, the Maruti Ciaz will compete head on with the cars like Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Skoda Rapid, Volkswagen Vento, Ford Firsta (diesel only) and Fiat Linea. The advantage with Maruti Ciaz is that is priced aggressively and will be backed up by a large service and sales network.
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