Spied: Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift at a stockyard in India

Maruti Suzuki will be rolling out the updated Ciaz shortly in India. The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz will have changes not only to the exterior/interior but also to the engine. The updated Maruti Suzuki Ciaz will most likely go on sale in a few months (July is our bet) and will compete with the Toyota Yaris, Honda City, Hyundai Verna and the Skoda Rapid.

A quick look and one can say that there is a big difference to the front end of the new Maruti Ciaz when compared to the soon-to-be outgoing car. The grille is much smaller and has a chrome outline. The bumper is new and so are the chrome outlines like on the old-gen Swift. Overall, the car looks much more mature than before and this will attract more customers to Nexa. The side profile generally looks the same and the alloys too are the same. The rear too doesn’t look like it has any changes but we believe that Maruti may have changed the bumper.

The spy shot of the interior shows a wooden trim running across the dashboard a la the new Dzire. It  is likely that Maruti will go the feature-rich way with the Ciaz facelift. The feature list across the board is likely to increase and it is believed that even the base trims will come with auto climate control and more. Given the fact that the competition offers more safety equipment, the cabin will be secured with up to six airbags on the top-spec trim. The touchscreen infotainment system too will have a bigger display and a more crisper resolution.

This is not all. The 1.4-litre petrol engine will be replaced and in its place will be an all-new 1.5-litre naturally aspirated engine that will be good for 105PS and 138Nm. This engine will be mated to a 5-speed manual or for a 4-speed automatic. Maruti may also plug in its SHVS technology that was previously only available with the diesel engines. This mild hybrid tech will help save fuel and earn more green points for Maruti Suzuki. The diesel engine is likely to continue unchanged – 90PS/200Nm 1.3-litre. Maruti has a 1.5-litre diesel motor planned but it will most likely debut under the hood of the Ertiga facelift and then later on be put to duty in the Ciaz.

Prices for the facelifted Maruti Suzuki Ciaz are likely to go up by Rs 20,000-40,000 depending on the trims. Bookings for the updated Ciaz will start from June end. This is the right time to go and ask dealers for discounts on the existing stock. We’re sure that they will be more than happy to liquidate their stocks.


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