1Maruti Suzuki Ciaz (SHVS)
Maruti Suzuki tried its hand in the premium segment in India with the Ciaz sedan. In a very short time the car became pretty popular. Later the Indo Japanese automaker introduced the SHVS technology to the premium and stylish sedan. The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz SHVS the most fuel efficient car of India at present with 28.09 kmpl of fuel economy. The SHVS stands for Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki. On the power front, the car is equipped with a 1.3 litre Multijet diesel engine combined with an Integrated Starter Generator or ISG.
The 1.3 litre engine is capable of churning out 90 PS of peak power and 200 Nm of peak torque. Transmission duty is done by a 5 speed manual gearbox. Compare to the standard Ciaz, the SHVS comes with identical design, except for the additional badge. The car features sharp headlamp clusters, chrome garnished horizontally slated front grille, slated air intake and sporty alloy wheels.
The car features several safety features as well, which include dual front airbags, seat belt reminder, seat belt pre-tensioner with fore limiter and ABS. It has scored an impressive 4 star safety rating at the ASEAN NCAP crash test.
Available at a price range between Rs. 7.68 lakh and Rs. 9.49 lakh (ex showroom, Delhi), the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is pretty desirable thanks to the stylish design, features and impressive fuel economy. Being an environment friendly car, the Ciaz SHVS benefits from the Indian government’s eco-friendly schemes as well. In the Indian market, the car takes on the likes of very popular Honda City.
- 28.9 kmpl (Diesel)
- 20.73 kmpl (Petrol Manual)
- 19.12 kmpl (Petrol Automatic)
Price (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
- Rs. 7.73 lakh – Rs. 9.64 lakh (Diesel)
- Rs. 7.53 lakh – Rs. 10.50 lakh (Petrol)