The 2017 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz gets a new Nexa Blue shade replacing the Metallic Beige colour.
The implementation of the Goods and Service Tax (GST) system result into massive shuffle in the prices of cars. While the prices of the majority of Maruti cars have been reduced, prices of the Ciaz and Ertiga SHVS have received a major increase. However, the petrol version of the mid-sized sedan is now cheaper than the previous model. The base model receive a price cut of Rs 7,000, while the diesel 2017 Maruti Ciaz prices have been increased by upto Rs 1.88 lakh.
According to GST, the Government of India has imposed 43% tax on hybrid vehicles in India. Being a mild-hybrid vehicle, the 2017 Maruti Ciaz also comes under this taxation system. As a reminder, the mid-sized sedan was moved to the premium NEXA dealership in April 2017. Besides moving the Ciaz to Nexa, Maruti Suzuki had also introduced a new NEXA Blue shade on the carline. The 2017 model is now priced in the range of Rs 7.65 lakh to Rs 11.44 lakh. Read – Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift – All You Need To Know
First launched in October 2014, the Ciaz sedan turned out to be a runway success for the Indo-Japanese carmaker in India. With an aim to make it safer, Maruti introduced ISOFIX mounts as standard safety fitment on the Ciaz in November 2016. The saloon is also certified for offset and side impact crash tests and pedestrian safety ahead of norms. Maruti Suzuki is already selling Ignis crossover, Baleno premium hatchback, Baleno RS performance hatchback and S-Cross premium crossover via NEXA showrooms.
If reports are to be believed, Maruti will launch the facelifted version of the Ciaz sedan in 2018. Interestingly, the next model is likely to get an inhouse 1.5-litre diesel engine, which will replace the existing 1.3L MJD unit. Adding to it, the petrol version of the car could also get a 1.5-litre petrol engine that will replace the 1.4L unit. Instead of 4-speed automatic unit, the sedan could also get a six-speed automatic unit.
|Sigma Petrol||Rs 7.65 lakh|
|Delta Petrol||Rs 8.09 lakh|
|Zeta Petrol||Rs 8.73 lakh|
|Alpha Petrol||Rs 9.28 lakh|
|Delta AT Petrol||Rs 9.23 lakh|
|Zeta AT Petrol||Rs 9.87 lakh|
|Alpha AT Petrol||Rs 10.41 lakh|
|Sigma Smart Hybrid||Rs 9.42 lakh|
|Delta Smart Hybrid||Rs 9.93 lakh|
|Zeta Smart Hybrid||Rs 10.72 lakh|
|Alpha Smart Hybrid||Rs 11.44 lakh|
|Prices Are Ex-Showroom Delhi|
The Maruti Ciaz carline was introduced with four SHVS and eight petrol variants – priced between Rs 7.55 lakh – Rs 9.56 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). While the petrol models were available between Rs 7.55 lakh – Rs 10.52 lakh, the diesel Ciaz was priced in the range of Rs 7.75 lakh to Rs 9.56 lakh (all ex-showroom, Delhi). Thanks to GST, the petrol version of the car is now cheaper by up to Rs 9,000. However, the diesel SHVS models are now dearer by up to Rs 1.88 lakh.
The petrol range is now priced between Rs 7.65 lakh and Rs 10.41 lakh. The diesel hybrid model is now priced at Rs 9.42 lakh for base model and Rs 11.44 lakh for the range-topping model. Read – New-generation Maruti Alto In the Works
|Engine||1.3-litre DDiS 200 SHVS|
|Maximum Power||88.5bhp @ 4000rpm|
|Maximum Torque||200Nm @ 1750rpm|
|Engine||1.4-litre K-Series Petrol|
|Maximum Power||91bhp @ 6000rpm|
|Maximum Torque||130Nm @ 4000rpm|
|Transmission||5-speed Manual & 4-speed Automatic|
As mentioned above, the 2017 Maruti Ciaz retains the same engine setup. Powering the petrol version is a 1.4-litre K14 VVT delivering 91bhp at 6000rpm against 130Nm at 4,000rpm. This gasoline unit can do 0 to 100kmph in 14 seconds. On the other hand, the SHVS diesel model comes fitted with a 1.3-litre DDiS200 hybrid motor churning out a top power of 88.5bhp at 4,000rpm and 200Nm of torque at 1,750rpm. The oil burner can mark 0-100kmph sprint in 15 seconds, while maintaining a top speed of 190kmph. The sedan gets the conventional 5-speed manual gearbox unit for performing transmission duties. The ZXi petrol trim is the only model in the carline that has a 4-speed automatic gearbox. Read About – 2017 Maruti Swift | 2017 Maruti Dzire
|Petrol||16.7kmpl City & 20.73kmpl Highway|
|SHVS||25.09kmpl City & 28.09kmpl Highway|
With the incorporation of the SHVS mild-hybrid technology, the 2017 Maruti Ciaz becomes India’s most fuel efficient car. This hybrid system has an integrated starter generator (ISG) that not only processes generated braking power, but stores it in a battery as well. The battery restarts the car whenever you halt at a signal and reduces engine load. The saloon’s auto start/stop feature also helps saving fuel and reduces emissions. The Ciaz petrol delivers a claimed fuel economy of 16.7kmpl on urban roads and 20.73kmpl on freeways. On the other hand, the SHVS model offers the best-in-class 25.09kmpl in city and 28.09kmpl on highways. Picture Gallery – List of Upcoming Maruti Suzuki Cars in India
While moving to the premium dealership NEXA, the 2017 Maruti Ciaz dropped the Metallic Beige shade and gets a new Nexa Blue colour. Other exterior paint schemes include Pearl Metallic Dignity Brown, Pearl Midnight Black, Pear Snow White, Pearl Sangria Red, Metallic Glistening Grey and Metallic Silky Silver.
VXi and VDi – Projector headlamps, wheel cap, body-coloured ORVM and door handles, fabric seat upholstery, keyless entry, rear armrests, electric-operated wing mirrors with integrated turn indicators, audio system with USB, Aux-in and memory card support, driver airbag, seat belt reminder buzzer, rear defogger, ISOFIX child seat anchorages and child seat tether anchorages.
VXi+ or VDi+ – Bluetooth functionality, steering mounted controls, reverse parking sensors, ABS with EBD, dual airbag and seat belt pre tensioner & force limiters.
ZXi and ZDi – 15-inch/16-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels, keyless entry with start/stop button, a mix of fabric and leather upholstery, Smartplay infotainment system, full leather upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel, front fog lamp, optional IRVM with camera display and reverse parking camera.
Maruti Suzuki’s highly popular mid-size sedan, Ciaz takes its design and styling inspiration from the Suzuki Authentics concept unveiled at the 2014 Shanghai Motor Show. In the Chinese market, the sedan is sold under the Alivio nameplate. Save for the new badges and variant names, the 2017 model looks exactly identical to the previous model. The car features new Ciaz badging and is available with Delta, Zeta, Sigma, Alpha and Sport variants nameplate.
Similar to the old model, the 2017 Ciaz carries aggressive front fascia that accommodates a chromed trapezoidal grille, sweptback headlamps and round-shaped fog lamps. The side profile is simple and gives it an elegant profile. The car sports mildly flared wheel arches, chrome treatment for door handles, ORVMs with integrated blinkers and a strong beltline. The rear profile is accentuated with wrap around tail-lamps, large bumper that has integrated reflectors and a lip spoiler. There is lot of chrome all around the body to give it a premium look.
Proportionally, the new Ciaz remains unchanged. Sitting on a 2,650mm of wheelbase, it measures 4,490mm in length, 1,730mm in width and 1,485mm in height. It comes with a ground clearance of 170mm, which is more than enough to tackle Indian road conditions. The sedan gets a boot space of 510-litres, which is good enough to accommodate 4-5 suitcases.
The 2017 Ciaz has a simple yet functional cabin layout. Most of the design elements and features are shared from other Maruti models including the Swift twins and Ertiga. For high-end connectivity, the sedan gets a touchscreen Smartplay infotainment system with voice command, navigation system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other key features include keyless entry, leather upholstery, and steering mounted audio and calling controls, dual airbags, ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors and reversing camera.
2017 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz receives a new Nexa Blue shade, while dropping the Metallic Beige shade. Though, the overall design, dimensions and engine setup of the saloon remain unchanged.