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Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Remains Top Selling Mid-size Sedan in India

The 2017 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz gets a new Nexa Blue shade replacing the Metallic Beige colour.

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Maruti Suzuki now retails the 2017 Maruti Ciaz only through its premium sales network - NEXA.

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz was moved to the premium NEXA dealership in April 2017. After over two months, the mid-size saloon is still holding the top position in its segment. In April 2017, the Indo-Japanese carmaker has managed to sell 7,024 units of the 2017 Maruti Ciaz. The sales figures of the previous month (May 2017) stand over 4,700, which are 2,324 units less against the April. Despite the significant drop, the Ciaz keeps maintaining a lead over its closest rivals – Hyundai Verna and Honda City that recently received a facelift.

Compared to the Ciaz, the new City registered sales of 5,948 units and 4,046 units in April and May 2017 respectively. Interestingly, the range-topping ZXi and ZDi Ciaz variants are in great demand. Besides moving the Ciaz to Nexa, Maruti Suzuki introduced a new Nexa Blue shade (replacing the Metallic Beige colour scheme) on the carline. No mechanical or design changes were made to the car. Read – Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift – All You Need To Know

 

2017 Maruti Ciaz Nexa front

First launched in October 2014, the Maruti Ciaz turned out to be a runaway success for the Indo-Japanese carmaker in India. The saloon achieved 1 lakh sales milestone in June 2016, and continues to be a volume-generator for the brand. 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. Ticking all the right boxes, the Maruti Ciaz has emerged as the segment leader within a very short span of time. Beating its closest rival – Honda City, the Ciaz recorded 22% growth with sales of 60,000 units during April – February 2016-17.

Maruti Suzuki is already selling Ignis crossover, Baleno premium hatchback, Baleno RS performance hatchback and S-Cross premium crossover via NEXA showrooms. On January 30, 2017, the Indo-Japanese carmaker inaugurated its 200 NEXA outlet in Hyderabad. This premium retail channel has presence in 121 cities of the country, and has sold over 1.85 lakh cars since its inception. The company aims to expand NEXA network with a total of 250 outlets by the end of FY 2016-2017.   

2017 Maruti Ciaz Nexa Price

Variant Ex-showroom, Delhi
VXI Rs 7.55 lakh
VXI MT (O) Rs 7.72 lakh
VXI+ MT Rs 8.14 lakh
ZXI MT Rs 8.79 lakh
ZXI+ MT Rs 9.35 lakh
ZXI AT Rs 9.96 lakh
ZXI+ Rs 10.52 lakh
SHVS VDI Rs 7.75 lakh
SHVS VDI (O) Rs 7.88 lakh
SHVS VDI+ Rs 8.29 lakh
SHVS ZDI Rs 8.96 lakh
SHVS ZDI+ Rs 9.56 lakh

The Maruti Ciaz carline comes in six trims spread across four SHVS and eight petrol variants – priced between Rs 7.55 lakh – Rs 9.56 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). While the petrol models are available between Rs 7.55 lakh – Rs 10.52 lakh, the diesel variants’ prices range from Rs 7.75 lakh to Rs 9.56 lakh (all ex-showroom, Delhi). With such competitive pricing, the Ciaz comes as an affordable option for buyers looking for fuel efficient, feature-loaded and easy yet fun to drive premium sedan. Read – New-generation Maruti Alto In the Works

2017 Maruti Ciaz Specifications

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 Swift2017 Maruti Dzire

2017 Maruti Ciaz Nexa rear

2017 Maruti Ciaz Mileage

Variant Mileage
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 

2017 Maruti Ciaz Colours

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.

2017 Maruti Ciaz Nexa 1

2017 Maruti Ciaz Features

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.

2017 Maruti Ciaz Exterior

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.

2017 Maruti Ciaz Nexa

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.

2017 Maruti Ciaz Interior

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.

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Summary

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.

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COMMENTS
  1. Pramodh S V
    October 20, 2016

    I am eagerly waiting for its launch, I almost finalized buying the Ciaz and decided against it when I heard about the 2017 launch.

  2. B.Hathiram
    February 16, 2017

    ciaz outer rear look was very attractive ,but outer look of front view was simple and not attractive.Hence,it is requested to enhance outer front view on far with honda city

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