Maruti Suzuki has finally launched the much awaited 2018 Ciaz in India. The prices for the new 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz starts at Rs 8.19 lakh ex-showroom India. Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is one of the most popular offerings of the company and it’s getting an update after almost four years. We spotted Ciaz test mule almost a year back.
The variant spread of the new Ciaz remains unchanged even though the features are changed. There are four variants for new Ciaz– Sigma, Delta, Zeta, and Alpha. All these variants can be had with a petrol or diesel engine.
The fully loaded diesel Ciaz Alpha variant is priced at Rs 10.97 lakh (ex-showroom). Apart from the refreshed exterior looks, the new Ciaz comes with extra luxury features and safety features. Not to mention, a new petrol engine.
In India, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz will compete with cars like Honda City, Toyota Yaris, and Hyundai Verna, and VW Vento. Maruti released a teaser video of Ciaz last month
New Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Price List
Ciaz Petrol Variants Pricing:
|Delta Automatic||9.8 lakh|
|Zeta Automatic||10.57 lakh|
|Alpha Automatic||10.97 lakh|
Ciaz Diesel Variants Pricing:
|Sigma Diesel||9.19 lakh|
|Delta Diesel||9.8 lakh|
|Zeta Diesel||10.57 lakh|
|Alpha Diesel||10.97 lakh|
A lot has changed on the outside of the new Ciaz but the silhouette still remains unchanged. The lights are the first elements that are refreshed in almost all car updates, and that’s the case for Ciaz also.
2018 Ciaz gets an updated set of Projector headlights with DRLs and new LED taillamps. The front grille has also been redesigned to look sleeker. It gets chrome outline on the front grille and also around the fog lamps. The front bumper has more design lines now. The new Ciaz was spied last year in Spain
New Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Interiors
Not a lot has changed inside the cabin of the car. It still has the beige interiors, but it’s been improved by faux wood inserts. The steering wheel is also redesigned and has integrated audio control buttons.
Maruti Suzuki is playing big on offering Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in most of its lineup. Ciaz is no different then and has both those phone connectivity options.
The driver instrument console has a new display now with updated software. The small digital display between the two analogues is high definition and displays a wide array of information.
Engine & Gearbox
If all of the above updates feel like minor cosmetic updates then this should impress you. The biggest change in the 2018 Ciaz is the all-new 1.5-litre petrol K-Series engine with mild hybrid technology.
This new engine replaces the 1.4-litre petrol engine of the outgoing model. This new 1.5-litre petrol engine makes 105 PS of power and 138 Nm of torque. This is first petrol engine in the Maruti Suzuki lineup to get mild hybrid technology. This Smart Hybrid by Suzuki (SHVS) technology helps improve efficiency and reduce emissions.
The other engine option is the carried over Fiat sourced 1.3-litre turbocharged diesel engine that makes 90 PS of power and 200 Nm of torque.
Gearbox options: Petrol Ciaz is available with 5-Speed manual and 4-Speed Automatic gearbox. The Diesel Ciaz is only offered with a 5-Speed manual transmission.
Talking of fuel efficiency, the ARAI tested mileage of the Petrol Ciaz is 21.56 km/l with manual transmission and 20.28 km/l with the automatic gearbox. The diesel Ciaz delivers fuel efficiency of 28.09 km/l
Ciaz Safety Features
The safety features are highly updated now with ESP (electronic stability program), and Hill hold function standard on automatic variants. The standard features added are the speed alert system, passenger seatbelt reminder, and reverse parking sensors. Apart from this, there is ABS, EBD with brake assist, and dual airbags that already came in the outgoing Ciaz.
The new Ciaz comes with three alloy design options- 15-inch precision cut alloys, 15-inch silver alloys, and 15-inch steel wheels with wheel covers. The seven paint options available are Pearl Snow White, Metallic magma grey, Pearl midnight Black, Pearl metallic dignity Brown, Nexa Blue, Pearl Sangria Red, Metallic premium silver.