2018 Maruti Ciaz speed alert feature kicks in at 80 kmph with a single beep and at speeds of 120 kmph and above it continues beeping
Maruti Suzuki launched the Ciaz facelift yesterday with aggressive prices starting from Rs. 8.19 lakh for the petrol Sigma entry-level variant and it goes up to Rs. 10.97 lakh for the range-topping Alpha petrol AT and Alpha diesel MT respectively. The largest automaker in the country has sensibly priced the updated Ciaz against Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Toyota Yaris, Skoda Rapid and aging Volkswagen Vento.
Apart from the exterior upgrades, the 2018 Maruti Suzuki comes equipped with a slew of safety features pertaining to the upcoming regulations devised by Central Government. The revised equipment list consists of ESP (Electronic Stability Program), Hill Assist and Cruise Control as standard in all automatic grades.
Moreover, the dual front airbags and ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) are standard across the range. Additionally, the new Ciaz features reverse parking sensors and camera, ISOFIX child restraint system, front seat belt pre-tensioners and force limiters, seatbelt reminder warning for the driver as well as front passenger, and more importantly the high speed alert system that debuted in the 2018 Vitara Brezza earlier this year.
The speed warning system works in a way that one beep goes off when you hit the 80 kmph mark every minute when cruising and at speeds of 120 kmph and above the beep sound comes up without stopping. Although it is based on the future government mandate, it would not be of everyone’s liking and it cannot be turned as well.
The revised Maruti Suzuki Ciaz uses a brand new 1.5-litre K15B four-cylinder petrol SHVS engine that is good enough to produce 104.7 PS at 6,000 rpm and 138 Nm peak torque delivered at 4,400 rpm. It is linked to either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission. The 1.3-litre DDiS 200 diesel continues unaltered, mated only to a five-speed manual ‘box.
Maruti Suzuki offers two personalisation packages on the facelifted Ciaz as well. However, as standard the C-segment sedan gets a restyled front fascia with sharper headlamps and integrated DRLs, revised bumper and fog lamp bezels, updated LED rear combination lamps, new wooden inserts on the dashboard, adjustable rear headrests, etc.