The Maruti Ciaz, the Indo-Japanese automaker’s c-segment sedan has just undergone a major mid-life facelift.
With this update, the Ciaz came with several design tweaks and minor updates to its feature and equipment list.
Along with the cosmetic updates, the updated iteration of the Ciaz also came with an all-new petrol engine.
This new unit replaces the existing 1.4-litre K14B unit. Not only this, but the new 1.5-litre unit comes as standard with Suzuki’s mild-hybrid stystem available which is available with a dual battery set-up.
Maruti Ciaz 2018 Facelift- Price In World
|Price||INR 8.19 Lakh to INR 10.97 Lakh|
The Maruti Ciaz is available in both petrol as well as diesel engine derivatives. The prices for the base petrol manual variant starts at INR 8.19 lakh. While the prices for the top-end manual variant is slated at INR 9.97 lakh.
The automatic gearbox is only available on the petrol derivative of the new Ciaz. The prices of the base petrol automatic variant of this sedan is INR 9.8 lakh. The top-end automatic variant costs INR 10.97 lakh.
The diesel iterations of this sedan are available with a manual gearbox. The base diesel version of this sedan costs INR 9.19 lakh. While the top-end diesel variant is going to cost INR 10.97 lakh.
Maruti Ciaz 2018 Facelift- Engine Specifications
|Engine||New 1.5-litre K15B||1.3-litre DDiS|
|Power||104 BHP||88 BHP|
|Torque||138 Nm||200 Nm|
|Transmission||5-Speed Manual/Auto||6-Speed Manual|
The new Maruti Ciaz, as mentioned before, comes with an all-new 1.5-litre petrol engine. This K15B petrol unit is capable of churning out 104 BHP of power along with 138 Nm of peak torque.
The diesel derivative of the new Ciaz remains the same as before. It still used the same 1.3-litre DDiS unit sourced from Fiat. This engine is capable of churning out 88 BHP along with 200 Nm of peak torque.
As standard both these cars is available with a 5-speed manual gearbox. However, three petrol variants are also available with a 4-speed torque converter automatic unit.
In the future, probably with a generation update, Maruti Suzuki is likely to introduce a new 1.5-litre diesel engine in the Ciaz. This new engine will meet the upcoming BS-VI emission regulations. Interestingly, this engine will not be sourced from any other OEM but developed in-house by Maruti.
Maruti Ciaz 2018 Facelift- Mileage
|Engine||1.5-litre K-Series||1.3-litre DDiS|
|Mileage||20.73 km/l||28 km/l|
Expect a mileage of 20.73 km/l from the 1.5-litre petrol engine. The current 1.3-litre diesel engine gives a mileage of 28.09 km/l.
Maruti Ciaz 2018 Facelift- Dimensions
|Boot Space||510 L|
The updated version of this car will share the same platform as that of the current spec model. Hence, the dimensions, be it the exterior or the interiors one will remain exactly identical. Consequently, the 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz will measure 4490 mm in length, 1730 mm in width and 1485 mm in height. Furthermore, the car’s wheelbase will stand at 2650 mm while the ground clearance at 170 mm. In addition to this, the new version of this sedan will have a boot space of 510-litres.
Maruti Ciaz 2018 Facelift- Exterior
The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is essentially a Facelift. As a result of this, the exterior profile will remain largely identical to the current model. That said, Maruti will slightly redesign important aesthetic bits. For instance, expect the front bumper to get a new design. Fog lamp housing along with the grille will feature a new look. Headlights will remain similar in shape but could get new details. The side profile will remain identical. However, the sedan can get new alloy wheels. Towards the rear, the tail-lamps will get new design elements. However, the boot-lid design will largely remain the same.
Maruti Ciaz 2018 Facelift- Interiors
The cabin of the Facelift Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, just like its exterior profile, will remain identical to the current spec model. It will continue to come with the same dual tone colour scheme. The instrument cluster will be revised to freshen up the cabin. As far as the design an layout of the dashboard is concerned, it will remain the same. Maruti might add certain wood or silver accents to add to the visual appeal. The seat fabric could see a new design. Rest, all the major attributed will remain the same.
Maruti Ciaz 2018 Facelift- Variants
The updated version of this mid-size sedan will continue to retail through Maruti’s NExa dealership outlets. Hence, it will follow a different variant nomenclature as compared to the standard one. It will have the following variants in its model line-up.
Maruti Ciaz 2018 Facelift- Colours
Despite the visual modifications and updates to the cabin, the 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz will continue to retail in the following colours. In addition to this, Maruti might add a couple of other paint schemes as well.
- Metallic Silky Silver
- Metallic Glistening Grey
- Pearl Metallic Dignity Brown
- Sangria Red
- Snow White
- Midnight Black
- Nexa Blue
Maruti Ciaz 2018 Facelift- Features
The new Maruti Suzuki Ciaz will continue to come with features like projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights and LED tail-lamps. Top-end variant comes with alloy wheels, a touchscreen infotainment display, automatic climate control to name a few. Also on offer is rear view camera with parking sensors, cruise control, smoked headlamps and a possible introduction of a sunroof.
- Projector Headlamps
- LED Daytime Running Lights
- 16-inch Alloy Wheels
- Key-less Entry
- Engine Push Button Start/Stop
- Tilt-Telescopic Adjustable Steering Wheel
- Multi-Functional Steering Wheel
- Automatic Climate Control
- Parking Sensors With Camera
- Leather Upholstery
Maruti Ciaz 2018 Facelift- Safety Features
Right from the base variant onwards, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is going to offer dual airbags and ABS with EBD as standard across the range. Furthermore, the car is going to get ISOFIX child seat mounts as well. In the higher variants, it could offer up to six airbags in total.
- SRS Airbags
- Anti-Lock Braking System
- Electronic Brake Force Distribution
- ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts
Maruti Ciaz 2018 Facelift- Competition
This Sedan will compete with the likes of Honda City and Hyundai Verna. The Honda City recently received a facelift. The Hyundai Verna, on the other hand, just got a complete generation update. Furthermore, Toyota is all set to launch the Yaris in World this May. Hence, the competition for this sedan is about to get quite a lot tougher than before.
Maruti Ciaz 2018 Facelift- Overview
|Model||Maruti Ciaz 2018 Facelift|
|Launch Date||July/August 2018|
|Price||INR 7 Lakh to INR 11 Lakh|
|Fuel||Petrol / Diesel|
|Engine||1.5-litre K15B / 1.3-litre DDiS|
|Power||104 BHP / 88 BHP|
|Torque||138 Nm / 200 BHP|
|Transmission||5-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Auto|
|Mileage||20 km/l / 27 km/l|
|Features||Touchscreen Infotainment System, Auto Climate, Projector headlamps, LED DRLs, Alloy Wheels|
|Safety Features||Dual Airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts, Reverse Parking Sensors, Reverse Parking Camera|
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