Exclusive: 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Launching In India On 20th August

New Maruti Ciaz Facelift Spied 1 (2018 maruti suzuki ciaz petrol)

2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift launch has been delayed because of date clashing with new Honda CR-V’s media drive

Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) rolled up its sleeves and entered the Ciaz to compete against Honda City in 2014. Both the C-segment models exchange blows with little to choose between them in terms of sales numbers and that beckoned respective facelifts to master the competition.

The Japanese brand updated the City in February 2017 with several cosmetic and equipment upgrades making it more expensive than ever while a comprehensive facelift of Ciaz had long been anticipated. Hyundai introduced the new generation Verna back in August last year and it further spiced up the proceedings.

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With the arrival of Toyota’s Yaris, the segment has reinvigorated into a four-way battle for supremacy. We expected Maruti to introduce a facelift as early as last year but it did not turn out to be the case. Despite taking time, the new Ciaz is coming out with a bang sooner rather than later.

Maruti strategically shifted the sales of Ciaz from regular showrooms to Nexa premium outlets starting from April 2017 and brought a sense of more upmarket ambience to the vehicle. However, the Ciaz facelift, upon its arrival, will likely have more than visible changes as it enters a refreshed battle with the City, Verna and the newcomer Yaris.

Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift:

2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift India Launch

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift LaunchAugust 20, 2018

We can exclusively divulge that the facelifted Maruti Suzuki Ciaz will be launched in India on August 20.

2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift India Price

Ciaz Facelift Base SigmaRs. 8.1 lakh
Ciaz Facelift Top-End Alpha 1.4 ATRs. 12 lakh

Currently, the Ciaz sedan is priced from Rs. 8.04 lakh for the Sigma 1.4 MT base variant. Sold across 13 different trims with two transmission and as many engine options, the Ciaz’s top-spec S 1.3 Hybrid trim carries a price tag of Rs. 11.86 lakh (both prices, ex-showroom Delhi). Expect the prices for the facelift to vary between Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 40,000 across the range.

New Ciaz 1.5 Petrol Hybrid2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift Engine Specifications

Engine DisplacementNew 1.5-litre K15B petrol SHVS
Max. Power104 hp at 6,000 rpm
Peak Torque138 Nm at 4,000 rpm
GearboxFive-speed manual or four-speed automatic
SuspensionMcPherson Strut Front / Torsion Beam Rear
BrakesDisc Front / Drum Rear

Currently, it is powered by a 1,373 cc petrol engine developing 91 bhp at 6,000 rpm and 130 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm – mated to five-speed manual transmission or four-speed auto ‘box in select petrol variants. It will be replaced by a brand new 1.5-litre K15B petrol engine with 104 hp and 138 Nm outputs.

The diesel mill consisting of mild hybrid technology, as similar to the updated S-Cross, has 1,248 cc displacement and produces 89 bhp at 4,000 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm. It comes linked with a five-speed manual gearbox. It is expected to get an upgrade later and won’t be available at the launch.

2018 Maruti Ciaz Facelift 1.5L Petrol Hybrid Engine 12018 Maruti Ciaz Top Speed

Maruti Ciaz Top SpeedAround 170 kmph

The maximum speed in which the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is expected to hit will be as similar to the outgoing model at around 170 kmph. If any sporty variant is launched, the mechanicals might be tweaked to allow a slightly higher top speed.

2018 Maruti Ciaz India Mileage

Ciaz Facelift Expected Mileage21 kmpl for manual and 20 kmpl for auto (petrol)

With a little improvement in mileage, the Ciaz sedan is likely to return a fuel economy of 21 kmpl for petrol manual and 20 kmpl for petrol automatic variant.

2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift Exterior and Interior

It receives premium touches on the outside as well as on the inside. As the number of Nexa showrooms increasing rapidly, the chances of the Ciaz facelift being highlighted primarily as a flagship product at the premium dealerships are also high.

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From the visual standpoint, the facelifted Ciaz comes equipped with subtle cosmetic upgrades like reworked grille, new fog lamp area and bumpers, inclusion of LED Daytime Running Lights and smoked headlamps, newly designed alloy wheels and HID projectors.

2018 maruti ciaz interiors-3The fresh spy pictures denote that the rear end has undergone minor tweaks with the tail lights and bumper area. The interior has the same dual-tone black and beige theme and touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity along with new twin-pod instrument cluster, larger MID screen, cruise control and new needles for tacho and speedo.

2018 maruti ciaz interiors-22018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift Dimensions

No changes are made as the Ciaz facelift measures the same as its predecessor. It stretches to 4,490 mm in length, 1,730 mm in width, 1,485 mm in height and has wheelbase of 2,650 mm. The boot space should be good enough to hold a volume of 530 litres while the ground clearance stands at 170 mm for the four-door sedan.

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length4,490 mm
width1,730 mm
height1,485 mm
wheelbase2,650 mm
Fuel tank capacity43 litres
Kerb weight1,010 kg

2018 Maruti Ciaz Ground Clearance

Maruti Ciaz Facelift Ground Clearance170 mm

The ground clearance of the Ciaz Facelift will remain at 170 mm and it is already 5 mm more than what City could manage.

2018 Maruti Ciaz Boot Space

Maruti Ciaz Facelift Boot Space530 litres

The boot space should be good enough to hold a volume of 530 litres considering that there won’t be any structural changes in the upcoming Ciaz. The platform in which the existing Ciaz will be based on is likely going to remain the same.

2018 Maruti Ciaz Tyre Size

Front Tyre 185 / 65 R15 or 195 / 55 R16 on top end
Rear Tyre 185 / 65 R15 or 195 / 55 R16 on top end

The tyre size of the base Ciaz variants will stick with 15-inchers we would predict while the top-of-the-line models will have a larger 16-inch alloy wheels.

2018 Maruti Ciaz Features

                                 2018 Maruti Ciaz Top Features
                                 1.      Revised Cosmetic Updates
                                 2.      LED Daytime Running Lights
                                 3.      Newly Designed Alloy Wheels
                                4.      Improved Material Quality on the Inside
                                5.      Cruise Control
                                6.      Added Safety Equipment
                                7.      Bettered Comfort Levels

2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift Rivals

New Maruti Ciaz Facelift Spied 2The upcoming Ciaz facelift will compete against its arch rival Honda City along with Hyundai Verna, Toyota Yaris, Volkswagen Vento and Skoda Rapid.

2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift Images