The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is all set to make its debut in World within the next couple of months. Maruti is going to introduce a new petrol engine with the updated Ciaz. In addition to this, this sedan will also get Suzuki’s SHVS mild-hybrid technology on with both petrol and diesel engines.
The competition in the mid-size executive sedan segment has recently picked up some momentum. Manufacturers are either launching all-new products, providing generation updates or debuting mid-life facelifts of the existing vehicles in this space. Though this segment has seen a major downfall due to the buyer’s shift towards compact urban SUVs, it still manages to attract some decent sales numbers. Leading the pack is, of course, is the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. Now come to July-August this year, the Indo-Japanese automaker is going to launch the 2018 iteration of this sedan in World. The new Ciaz is going to feature minor cosmetic updates and a slight improvement in its feature list. The most important change is going to be the introduction of an all-new 1.5-litre K15B petrol engine. Furthermore, according to recent media reports, it is likely that the 2018 iteration of this vehicle will get Suzuki’s SHVS mild-hybrid technology across both petrol and diesel derivatives.
2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift Launch Date
|Launch Date||July 2018|
According to unconfirmed media reports, it is likely that the new Ciaz will launch in World this July. Going by that bookings will commence from the month before that. The latest iteration of this sedan will continue to retail from Maruti Nexa dealerships. It switched from the Arena to Nexa dealership chain last year.
2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift Price
|Expected Price||INR 7.83 Lakh to INR 11.62 Lakh|
With the update, we expect this sedan to continue to retail within the same price range as it does now. Currently, the base variant costs INR 7.83 Lakh and the top spec trim costs INR 11.62 lakh. That said, with the introduction of a new diesel engine, the prices of the diesel derivatives might go up slightly.
2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift Engine Specifications
|Engine||New 1.5-litre K15B||New 1.5-litre|
|Power||104 BHP||120 BHP|
|Torque||138 Nm||220 Nm|
|Transmission||5-Speed Manual/Auto||6-Speed Manual|
As mentioned before, this mid-size executive sedan is going to come with a new petrol engine. This is Suzuki 1.5-litre K15B unit. It will replace the current iteration’s 1.4-litre engine. The K15B is capable of producing 104 BHP of power along with 138 Nm of peak torque. It gets a 5-speed manual transmission along with the option of an automatic gearbox as well. Currently, the diesel derivative of the Ciaz comes with a 1.3-litre DDiS unit. This engine produces 88.5 BHP along with 200 Nm of peak torque. Time and again this engine is criticised for its lack of power.
As a result of this, Maruti is likely to introduce a more powerful 1.5-litre diesel engine which it is developing in-house. Speculations are on the rise stating that Maruti could use a new 1.5-litre petrol engine as well. This new motor will offer a slight increase in power and torque outputs. This motor produces 104 BHP of power along with 138 Nm of peak torque. It will continue to come with Suzuki’s mild-hybrid SHVS technology. However, for the first time, this tech will make its way to the petrol derivatives as well.
2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift Mileage
|Engine||1.4-litre K-Series||New 1.5-litre|
|Mileage||20.73 km/l||27 km/l|
Expect a mileage of 20.73 km/l from the 1.4-litre petrol engine. The current 1.3-litre diesel engine gives a mileage of 28.09 km/l. The new 1.5-litre mill will offer slightly lower levels of fuel efficiency. That said, expect them to be above 27 km/l.
2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 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 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.
2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift Exterior
The new 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.
2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift Interiors
The cabin of the Facelift 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.
2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 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.
2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift Colours
Despite the visual modifications and updates to the cabin, the 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
- Pearl Sangria Red
- Pearl Snow White
- Pearl Midnight Black
- Nexa Blue
2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift Features
The new Maruti 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
2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift Safety Features
Right from the base variant onwards, the 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
2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 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.
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