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Maruti Suzuki Ciaz: The Ciaz S is back!

The Ciaz has been a steady seller for the homegrown carmaker ever since it’s launch. The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, after all, seems to tick all the boxes for an average saloon buyer. For those unaware, the Ciaz was first introduced in 2014 and was recently given a mid-cycle facelift in mid-2018.

The 2018 Ciaz received a minor nip-and-tuck. New to the Ciaz facelift was a fresher and butcher front-end, which, now houses new headlamps with LED DRLs and a new bumper. It also gets a full-LED setup at the front. The side profile remained the same, with only newer alloy wheels as a differentiator. The rear, too, only saw revamped taillamps.

Maruti Suzuki just updated the petrol-powered Ciaz to meet the BS-VI emission standards. But the Ciaz facelift is now old news, for the homegrown carmaker has just released a sportier Ciaz S, with a few aesthetic modifications. On the outside, the Ciaz S gets skirting all around, black-painted alloy wheels, and a rear spoiler. Inside, the cabin follows a new black theme with black leatherette upholstery, although the cabin layout remains unchanged. Rest, however, is the same as the BS-VI compliant Ciaz.

Specifications

The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz S sure looks more aggressive and striking than the standard model. But the only changes to the body are limited to the skirting and rear spoiler. Therefore, the dimensions remain the same at 4,490mm of length, 1,730mm of width, and 1,485mm of height.          It has a ground clearance of 170mm and a wheelbase of a staggering 2,650mm. The base-spec Sigma variant has a kerb weight of 1,016kg.

At the heart of the Ciaz is the company’s 1.5-litre in-house developed naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine which is good for 103bhp and 138Nm of torque. It comes mated to either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. It also comes equipped with Maruti Suzuki’s SHVS smart hybrid technology, as standard across all variants. The diesel engines, however, are axed out before the April 2020 deadline.

Mileage

Since it is a Maruti Suzuki, the Ciaz is the most efficient sedan in its class. The petrol-manual tips the scale at 21.56km/l. The petrol-AT, on the other hand, is not too far behind at 20.28km/l. Both the figures are ARAI-certified. The Ciaz S, however, only comes with the petrol-manual option.

Features

The Ciaz, despite being aggressively priced, trumps the competition when it comes to features and overall equipment. The Alpha variant, on the outside, the front gets projector LED headlamps with LED DRLs, and LED fog lamps. Moreover, the rest of the exterior equipment includes 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, passive entry sensors, and taillamp with LED inserts. On the inside, you get the company’s Smartplay infotainment system, coloured MID display, cruise control, steering-mounted controls, push-button start, electronically retractable and adjustable mirrors, and climate control. The Ciaz S, too, gets the same equipment as the Alpha variant.

Colours

The Ciaz, as of early-2020, comes in seven shades, namely, NEXA Blue, Pearl Metallic Dignity Brown, Pearl Midnight Black, Metallic Magma Grey, Metallic Premium Silver, Pearl Sangria Red, and Pearl Snow White.

Brochure

All the details regarding the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, namely, the engine, specifications, variant wise equipment, colours, dimensions, interiors, and exterior details are extensively covered in the brochure.

Variants and Prices

As of early-2020, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is available in eight variants: Five for the petrol-manual and three for Petrol-AT. As for the manual, the price for the Sigma variant is Rs. 8.31 lakh, the price for the Delta variant is Rs. 8.93 lakh, the price for the Zeta variant is Rs. 9.70 lakh, and the price for the Alpha variant is Rs. 9.97 lakh. The price for the S variant is Rs. 10.08 lakh. For the petrol-AT, the price for the Delta AT variant is Rs. 9.97 lakh, the price for the Zeta AT variant is Rs. 10.80 lakh, and the price for the Alpha AT variant is Rs. 11.09 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi). The variant-wise on-road prices are available at autoX.

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