What you see here are the images of the much awaited new Maruti Ciaz facelift that has been unveiled as the new Suzuki Alivio Pro at the Chengdu International Auto Show today. The Alivio is basically the same car as the Ciaz and hence, the new look model that you see here will launch in India in the coming months. We expect an Auto Expo 2018 debut of the Ciaz facelift and a launch soon thereafter. The updated car gets a host of exterior changes and some new features to keep the car from looking dated in front of new rivals like the 2017 Hyundai Verna. Details on the specs and prices of the India-spec model aren’t known at the moment, but we don’t expect any major changes.
New Maruti Ciaz Facelift Launch in India
|New 2017 Maruti Ciaz||Q2 2017|
The new model Maruti Ciaz launch will take place in the second quarter of next year. Before that the car will make its India debut at the next Delhi Auto Expo. The Ciaz facelift will continue to be on sale only at the Nexa dealerships.
New Maruti Ciaz Facelift Price in India
|Minimum||Rs. 7.50 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs. 10.50 lakh|
Prices should remain more or less the same. The top end variants could get more expensive thanks to the addition of new features. The Ciaz, since it is now being sold through the Nexa sales channel, adopts a new variant nomenclature. There are five trims on offer – Sigma, Zeta, Delta, Alpha and S. The ‘S’ trim is nothing but the ‘RS’ trim. Presumably, Maruti wants to reserve the ‘RS’ badge for higher performance variants like the Baleno RS only. Hence, the switch to S from RS. We feel that the upcoming 1.6-litre petrol engine might launch in the resurrected RS trim.
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New Maruti Ciaz Facelift Images
New Maruti Ciaz Facelift Specs
|Wheel Type and Size||16-inch alloys||16-inch alloys|
|Boot Space||510 L||510 L|
|Engine Type/ Displacement||1.4 L Petrol||1.3 L Diesel|
|Power||91 bhp||89 bhp|
|Torque||130 Nm||200 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||5-speed manual/4-speed|
The India-spec Ciaz facelift will get the same engines as the current car. This means that the K14 1.4-litre Petrol and the Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre DDIS turbocharged Diesel engines will continue to impress us with their smooth performance and a high mileage. India might also get a new 1.6-litre petrol engine that powers the China-spec model. This new engine will enable the Ciaz to fend off the heat from the powerful new Hyundai Verna. This Petrol engine outputs a max. power of 121 BHP and a peak torque of 158 Nm. Lastly, the car might also get the new 1.5-litre Diesel engine instead of the 1.3-litre Fiat-sourced motor. However these new engines will debut much after the new facelift is launched in India.
Also See- Maruti at Auto Expo 2018
New Maruti CIaz Facelift Mileage
|Mileage||20.73 KMPL (MT)/19.12 KMPL (AT)||28.09 KMPL|
Aided by the excellent SHVS, the 1.3 L Diesel engine makes the Ciaz one of the most fuel efficient cars on sale in India. It offers an ARAI-tested average mileage of 28.09 KMPL. Even the petrol engine offers an average fuel mileage of around 20 KMPL.
New Maruti Ciaz Facelift Exterior Design
The new Maruti Ciaz facelift gets a comprehensively updated front façade, which now comes with a chrome-plated single frame grille. The bumper is new and the foglamp enclosures get a gloss black treatment. There’s also a thin black strip flanking each of the foglamp enclosures. At the rear-end the car gets a new bumper with chrome inserts. The car also gets new design multi-spoke alloy wheels that look really stylish.
New Maruti Ciaz Facelift Interior Design
On the inside, the new car remains largely unchanged. You get the same black-beige colour theme and the same design for the dashboard and the steering wheel. However, the faux wood insert has been replaced with the gloss black trim. At least the China-spec car gets a handful of new features. Most of these should make it to India, too.
The new features include six airbags and electric sunroof. Other features that the car comes with include ABS with EBD, keyless entry with push button start, and rear AC vents. The facelift will also get an updated Smartplay infotainment unit that will support both Anroid Auto and Apple CarPlay. For China, this unit comes with Baidu CarLife support. The features list also includes rear parking sensors with a camera. The Ciaz continues to offer a spacious cabin that can seat five passengers in reasonable comfort. The legroom, both at the front and the back, is almost phenomenal for a car of this class.
Stay tuned for more on the new Maruti Ciaz Facelift launch date, price, specs, mileage, and features.