Maruti Suzuki India is all set to launch the Ciaz mid-sized sedan in the third or fourth week of September. The vehicle was first showcased at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo. To be known as the Suzuki Alivio in several international markets, the Indian version will be called the Ciaz and will replace the Maruti’s not-so-successful SX4 sedan in India. The production of the car has already begun at company’s Manesar facility, and pre-bookings are likely to start by the end of this month. The sedan will be available in three trim levels – Vxi, VXi+ and ZDi in both petrol and diesel guise.
Since the car has already created a lot of buzz and curiosity around, we bring you the answers of all the questions that people are asking on different online forums.
Q. Tell me Maruti Ciaz’s launch date in India?
Ans. The expected launch date of the new Maruti Ciaz sedan is yet to be confirmed, but media reports suggest that the vehicle will make its way to Indian market by September this year.
Q. What about Maruti Suzuki Ciaz’s mileage?
Ans. The car will be available in a 1.4L K14B petrol and 1.3L DDiS diesel engine option. The diesel variant is likely to offer a fuel economy of 21kmpl, while the petrol version will give a mileage of 16kmpl, under normal driving conditions.
Q. What are the engine specifications of the Ciaz?
Ans. It will come as a replacement for aging SX4 sedan. It will be made available in both petrol and diesel guise. The petrol version is likely to get a 4-cylinder 1.4-litre K-Series engine that produces 94bhp of power and 130Nm of torque, while the diesel model will get the tried and tested 1.3-litre Multi-Jet engine producing 89bhp and 200Nm of torque. It is also expected that the company could bring the more powerful 1.6-litre Multi-jet engine, however, nothing concrete on the same has been revealed yet.
Q. What is the new Maruti Ciaz’s Power?
Ans. The 1.3-litre Multi-jet engine is capable of churning 89bhp of power at 4000rpm and 200Nm of torque at 1750rpm. On the other hand, the 1.4L K-Series engine, that also does duty to the Ertiga MPV, churns out a max power output of 94bhp and top torque of 130Nm.
Q. Does Ciaz aka Alivio come in an automatic transmission version?
Ans. Yes, the new sedan is likely to get the new automated manual transmission (AMT), which can be operated either sequentially or fully automatic. This transmission is also available in the recently launched Maruti Celerio, which has been doing excellent business for the company.
Q. Is there a clutch pedal in the new Maruti sedan?
Ans. No, the car won’t have any clutch pedal. It will get the new automated manual transmission, which can be operated either sequentially or fully automatic. This AMT model offers a driving pleasure of an automatic car.
Q. Please tell me Maruti Ciaz Price in India?
Ans. The Maruti Ciaz is expected to be priced between Rs. 7.5 lakh – Rs. 11 lakh, to take on the likes of Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Volkswagen Vento and Ford Fiesta.
Q. Does Maruti Suzuki Ciaz come in CNG?
Ans Initially, the company will introduce the sedan in both petrol and diesel versions. However, we expect the company to roll out the CNG kit equipped model later on.
Q. Does Maruti’s Ciaz come with a diesel engine?
Ans. Yes, the new car will come with a diesel model as well powered by the 1.3-litre Multi-jet engine.
Q. How many gears are there in the Ciaz?
Ans. It gets a five-speed manual transmission gearbox and an automated manual transmission.
Q. Is the Ciaz available via CSD canteen?
Ans. Yes, it will also be made available through CSD canteen for buyers.
Q. Can you please brief me about Maruti Ciaz’s safety features?
Ans. The new sedan will come equipped with several safety features including Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), airbags for both driver and passenger, central locking, child safety lock, keyless entry with push button start and others.
Q. What is the Ciaz aka Alivio’s ground clearance?
Ans: The new sedan will offer a ground clearance of around 165-170mm, which is more than sufficient to drive through Indian roads.
Q. What is the fuel tank capacity of Maruti Ciaz?
Ans: This mid-sized sedan has a fuel tank capacity of about 45-50-litres.
Q. Tell me about the braking system of Ciaz?
Ans: The front wheels of the sedan gets disc type brakes, while the rear has drum type brakes.
Q. Tell me the Maruti Ciaz’s dimensions?
Ans: The vehicle measures 4,545mm in length, 1,730mm in width and 1,475mm in height, and it features a large wheelbase of 2,650mm.