No mechanical or design upgrades have been made to the 2017 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz.
Maruti Suzuki now retails the 2017 Maruti Ciaz only through its premium sales network - NEXA.
Maruti Suzuki’s popular midsize sedan – Ciaz – will be retailed through NEXA premium sales network from April 1, 2017. That means, it won’t be available at regular Maruti Suzuki dealerships anymore. Besides moving to NEXA, the 2017 Maruti Ciaz receives a new Nexa Blue shade. The company has also discontinued the Metallic Beige shade on the carline. No mechanical or design changes have been made to the car.
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.
Executive Director (Marketing and Sales) Maruti Suzuki India Limited R S Kalsi said: “Today, NEXA has established itself as a successful model with over 200,000 cars being delivered in less than two years of launch. Ciaz at NEXA gives us the confidence to do even better and strengthen the brand Maruti Suzuki. Through this move, we will be able to offer the Nexa experience to new customers. At the same time, Ciaz will help us achieve our sustained long term goal of 20% sales through NEXA.”
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.
|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|
Maruti’s midsize sedan is available in four SHVS and eight petrol variants priced between Rs 7.55 lakh – Rs 9.56 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). While the petrol models’ prices range from Rs 7.55 lakh to Rs 10.52 lakh, the diesel versions are available between Rs 7.75 lakh – 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
|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|
Under the hood, the 2017 Maruti Ciaz features the same 1.4-litre K14 VVT petrol and 1.3-litre DDiS200 SHVS diesel engines. The petrol motor makes 91bhp at 6000rpm against 130Nm at 4,000rpm, and the SHVS mild hybrid version gives 88.5bhp of power at 4,000rpm and 200Nm of torque at 1,750rpm. The oil burner can do 0-100kmph in 15 seconds, while attaining a top speed of 190kmph. The gasoline unit accelerates 100kmph from standstill in 14 seconds. Both the powertrains are paired to the conventional 5-speed manual transmission. The ZXi petrol trim is only model in the carline that comes with a 4-speed automatic gearbox.
|Petrol||16.7kmpl City & 20.73kmpl Highway|
|SHVS||25.09kmpl City & 28.09kmpl Highway|
With the incorporation of the SHVS mild-hybrid technology, the 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. Its petrol version returns a claimed fuel economy of 16.7kmpl in city roads and 20.73kmpl on freeways. On the other hand, the SHVS model gives a class-leading 25.09kmpl in city and 28.09kmpl on highways. Check Out – List of Upcoming Maruti Suzuki Cars in India
Moving to the premium dealership NEXA, the 2017 Maruti Ciaz drops the Metallic Beige colour for making way to the new Nexa Blue shade. The saloon will also continue to be available in 6 paint schemes – 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.
Design inspiration for the Ciaz sedan comes from Suzuki Authentics concept, which was first showcased at the 2014 Shanghai Motor Show. The sedan is also available in Chinese market, but with Alivio nameplate. The 2017 model looks largely identical to the previous car, except for the new badges and variant names. The vehicle gets Ciaz badging and now available with Delta, Zeta, Sigma, Alpha and Sport variants nameplate.
Talking about styling, the sedan gets an 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. It features mildly flared wheel arches, chrome treatment for door handles, ORVMs with integrated blinkers and a strong beltline. The rear profile of the car resembles the City sedan, featuring 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.
The new Ciaz measures 4,490mm in length, 1,730mm in width and 1,485mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,650mm. 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 to accommodate 4-5 suitcases.
The 2017 Ciaz comes with a simple yet functional cabin. Most of the design elements and features are shared from other Maruti models including the Swift twins and Ertiga. The vehicle gets a touchscreen Smartplay infotainment system with voice command, navigation system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other 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.