At the launch, 2018 Maruti Ciaz diesel version will use the same 1.3-litre DDiS 200 unit and it will be replaced by a bigger 1.5-litre engine in the coming months
Maruti Suzuki’s facelifted version of the Ciaz sedan is getting introduced later this month and almost every detail of it has come to light including the features. At launch, the updated Ciaz will be available in both petrol and diesel engine choices, as opposed to the previous reports.
The all-new 1.5-litre K15B SHVS petrol engine replaces the 1.4-litre unit and is good enough to develop a maximum of 103 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 138 Nm of peak torque at 4,400 rpm. Courtesy of the mild-hybrid technology, the four-cylinder unit is the most economical in the C-segment sedan class.
It enables ARAI-certified mileage of 21.56 kmpl and 20.28 kmpl for the five-speed manual and four-speed automatic versions respectively. The existing 1.3-litre DDiS 200 turbo SHVS motor continues with similar outputs of 89 bhp and 200 Nm. The spy shot we have got hold of showcases the new Ciaz diesel version in Nexa Blue colour scheme.
However, a brand new 1.5-litre diesel powertrain will come into act as a replacement by the end of this year. The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is also the first vehicle from the brand to use dual battery setup. With bookings opening from tomorrow onwards officially across the nationwide Nexa dealerships for Rs. 11,000, the new Ciaz is a force to reckon with in the monthly sales table.
The facelifted Maruti Suzuki Ciaz boasts a number of changes on the front fascia. It adorns sharper LED projector headlamps with integrated LED Daytime Running Lights, sportier bumper with prominent fog lamp housing, new LED rear combination lights, 16-inch machined alloy wheels, revised front grille, etc.
The interior gets new faux wooden inserts on the dashboard for increased premium feel, updated instrument cluster, touchscreen infotainment system and the three-spoke steering wheel with cruise control provision. The new Ciaz will compete against usual nemesis such as Honda City, Hyundai Verna and the recently launched Toyota Yaris.