Maruti Suzuki Ciaz - What to expect?

Sunday 10 August 2014, 09:30 AM by

For a while now the Maruti Suzuki Sx4 has been ruling the turf in the powerful and masculine sedan segment. With recent update on Maruto halting its Sx4 production, it is expected that a newer version may replace its soon. The newer variant is none other than the much awaited powerful and stylish Ciaz sedan from Maruti Suzuki. The Ciaz sedan has reportedly been a hot topic of discussion this year. Maruti Suzuki fans got a opportunity to catch the first glimpse of the newcomer from India’s favorite brand during the Auto Expo event held earlier this year in the Delhi Auto Expo 2014. Post the event held in February this year sources have spotted the vehicle undergoing road tests on numerous occasion within in the country.

The Ciaz is stated to be different from others in its segment. Moreover, sources have hinted that the sedan may probably be the longest one in its segment. Moreover, the sedan is stated to be based on an all-new design philosophy from the Japanese car-maker, the designing cues have been utilized from the ‘Authentics Concept’, which was first showcased at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show. When launched, pricing and mileage shall be two vital factors in India for this car to do well, hence the sedan coming from the Maruti stable the product's mileage is likely to be decent, as far as price is concerned a hypothetical starting price of Rs 7 lakh is being expected for this sedan.

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz - What to expect? |
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz - What to expect?

Sources had earlier hinted that Maruti Suzuki Ciaz sedan may be launched sometime by second half of 2014, but based on our anticipation the Ciaz sedan may probably be launched just ahead of the upcoming festive season in India. The Ciaz will enter the Indian automobile market loaded with a 1.4-litre K-Series petrol engine that is also found under the Ertiga's hood, along with a 1.6-litre diesel engine, which will most probably be supplied by Fiat. The engine is expected to be mated to a five-speed manual transmission. It is also said that the company may introduce the Ciaz sedan in an AMT variant. Moreover, sources have stated that the car may feature infotainment system with Bluetooth, AC with climate control, cooled glove box, steering mounted audio controls in the interiors. For safety, the sedan may be loaded with ABS and EBD technology. Though Maruti Suzuki refused to divulge details about it, a company official confirmed that the mid-sized sedan is built on a new platform and will be a completely new car for Suzuki’s global range.

Exact details on the technical aspect or pricing shall only be known post an official announcement made by the Indian car-maker in this regard. Apart from reliability and efficiency factors, MAruti Suzuki shall also forcus on the performance aspect. This time around sources have hinted that the new vehicle shall receive leather as part of smart interior theme that might as well boost the sales numbers for Maruti Suzuki.

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