– New Maruti Ciaz facelift will hit showrooms by mid August.
– The updated model will see minor cosmetic and feature updates.
– The sedan will get a new 1.5L petrol engine with SHVS mild-hybrid technology.
Maruti Suzuki India is doing final preparations for the launch of the new Ciaz facelift which is slated to happen on 20th August, 2018. Official bookings for the vehicle have already begun across all NEXA dealers for an initial sum of Rs 11,000. Prior to its official launch, the variant and feature details of the new Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 2018 facelift have been revealed online. For the 2018 model year, the sedan has witnessed comprehensive design changes and feature upgrades. Exterior styling of the vehicle seems inspired by the Chinese-spec 2017 Suzuki Alivio that was unveiled at the Chengdu International Auto Show in August, 2017. However, the major change has been made under the hood.
For power, the new 2018 Maruti Ciaz facelift will use the company’s new indigenously developed 1.5-litre petrol motor instead of the 1.4-litre VVT engine. The new gasoline unit will also be used in the new-generation Ertiga MPV. This time around, however, the Indo-Japanese carmaker has introduced the SHVS technology with petrol powertrain that will make it the first petrol hybrid car in its category. The new Maruti Ciaz 2018 will also continue to be offered with the 1.3-litre Multijet diesel motor boosted with SHVS mild-hybrid technology. Transmission duties on the sedan will be taken care of by a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic gearbox. Read – More Details On New Maruti Ertiga 7-Seater MPV Emerge
– New front grille
– Revised bumpers
– Smoked headlamps
– New alloys
– New LED rear combination lamps
– Lighter faux wood trim
– New instrument cluster with two pods
– Larger MID screen
– New needles for tachometer and speedometer
– Cruise control
– Speed alert system (standard)
– Seat belt reminder (standard)
– Adjustable rear headrests
The Indo-Japanese carmaker has confirmed that the new 2018 Maruti Ciaz facelift will go on sale on coming 20th August. Pre-bookings for the vehicle have already been commenced at Nexa dealerships. One can book the car by paying a sum of Rs 11,000. The Indo-Japanese carmaker teased the new 2018 Maruti Ciaz facelift in an official video and multiple pictures. Read – Maruti Wagon R Is Set For A Generation Change
|Base Model||Rs 9 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 13 lakh|
The new 2018 Maruti Ciaz carline will come in a choice of 11 variants (7 petrol and 4 diesel) spread across 4 trim levels – Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha. With revised styling, better equipped interior and a new petrol SHVS powertrain, the 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift will continue to challenge the Honda City and the Hyundai Verna. As far as pricing is concerned, the sedan’s updated model might witness a major price hike ranging from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh. We expect that the new Maruti Ciaz 2018 facelift price in India will start from Rs 9 lakh for the entry-level petrol variant and go all the way up to Rs 13 lakh for the top-spec diesel version.
After a series of camouflaged and uncamouflaged spy pictures of the 2018 Maruti Ciaz facelift, we have a fair idea about the changes the vehicle has received. While the original design and dimensions remain intact, the car gets some subtle design updates. As mentioned above, the India-spec facelifted Ciaz borrows most of the styling bits from the China-spec new Suzuki Alivio. It’s the face of the sedan that has received significant changes including a new single piece grille with honeycomb treatment and chrome elements on the upper and lower side, smoked projector headlamps with chrome work and new LED DRLs (daytime running lights), re-designed bumper and larger fog lamps with chrome accents. Read – Next-Gen Maruti Alto 800 In The Works
Similar to the Alivio, the India-spec Ciaz gets new black fog lamp enclosures combined by a slim strip running along the lower lip. Feature such as LED daytime running lights (DRLs) and sunroof are reserved for the top-spec model. Save for the new multi-spoke alloy wheels, the side profile of the car looks largely similar to the current model. Round the back, the sedan sports slightly revised detailing on the tail lamps along with lots of chrome on the bumper and tailgate. Proportionally, the 2018 Maruti Ciaz facelift remains unchanged. Similar to the previous model, the saloon comes with a substantially longer wheelbase (2,650mm) than most of its rivals. Read – Maruti Suzuki Celerio Facelift – All You Need To Know
The 2018 Ciaz facelift will come in 7 metallic colour schemes including Nexa Blue, Pearl Midnight Black, Metallic Magma Gray, Metallic Premium Silver, Pearl Metallic Dignity Brown, Pear Snow White and Pearl Sangria Red.
Comprehensive changes continue inside the cabin as well. The 2018 Maruti Ciaz gets an all-new instrument cluster with two pods surrounded by chrome. The dual-tone (Beige and Black) interior theme continues to feature wooden garnish and chrome surrounds on the dash. What make it look more premium are the centrally-positioned MID screen, speedometer needles, 2-DIN music system and new tacho. On the other hand, the black and beige themed interior has been carried over from the current model.
There is a new large LCD display positioned in the center of two pods. In addition, the tachometer and speedometer get new needles with a chrome boundary. The sedan also inherits most of the feature from its pre-facelift model including the SmartPlay touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay, reverse parking camera, new leather seat upholstery, navigation system and push start stop. Reports suggest that the infotainment system of the 2018 Maruti Ciaz facelift will now support Apple CarPlay as well. Read – New-generation Maruti Alto – What To Expect
|Transmission||5-speed Manual, 4-speed Automatic|
The Indo-Japanese carmaker will make a major change to the engine setup of the new Maruti Ciaz 2018 facelift. Ditching the existing 1.4-litre K14B VVT petrol engine, the updated model will come with a new 1.5-litre K15B VVT motor. This newly-developed motor will deliver a peak power of 103bhp and a maximum torque of 138Nm. With the new petrol engine, the facelifted Ciaz will become 11.9bhp more powerful and 8Nm torquier than the current model.
What’s more interesting is that the new petrol motor will also be benefited with Suzuki’s mild-hybrid technology – SHVS. This will make the new Ciaz the first mid-size sedan to feature a petrol hybrid powertrain. Though, it will continue to feature the 1.3-litre DDiS SHVS diesel engine that’s good enough for 88.5bhp and 200Nm of torque. The carmaker will introduce a new 1.5-litre diesel powertrain to the sedan lineup at a later stage. The sedan carline will come with two gearbox options – the conventional 5-speed manual and a 4-speed speed torque converter automatic. While the former is standard, the latter one will available only on the Delta, Zeta and Alpha petrol trims. Read About – 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift
|2018 Maruti Ciaz Petrol (MT)||21.56kmpl|
|2018 Maruti Ciaz Petrol (AT)||20.28kmpl|
|2018 Maruti Ciaz Diesel (MT)||28.09kmpl|
As mentioned above, the 2018 Maruti Ciaz facelift will be offered with two engine options – a new 1.5L petrol SHVS and a 1.3L SHVS diesel. Similar to the current model, the diesel version of the sedan will return an impressive fuel economy of 28.09kmpl. The new petrol powertrain with SHVS mild-hybrid technology will surely be more frugal than the current one. While the official figures will be reveled near its launch, the reports claim it will return a mileage of 21.56kmpl on the manual variants and 20.28kmpl on the automatic models. With such impressive figures, the new Maruti Ciaz 2018 facelift will become the most fuel efficient sedan in the country. Picture Gallery – Upcoming Maruti Suzuki Cars in India
Similar to the current model, the 2018 Maruti Ciaz facelift will have a generous cabin space to offer. Along with this, the sedan will offer lots of storage compartments including a glove box, bottle holders, etc. The range-topping trim will feature leather seats offering excellent shoulder and thigh support. Maruti Suzuki will also class-up the material quality of the sedan. The top-spec trim will continue to feature a SmartPlay infotainment system with a large touchscreen. This Bosch-sourced unit is, currently, equipped with navigation system, voice recognition, integrated rear view camera and Bluetooth. On the facelifted model, the same unit could be integrated with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Features such rear AC vents, reading lamps, extra shade on the windscreen, etc. will further enhance its comfort level. Read – Maruti Ertiga Based Crossover ‘YHB’ Under Development
The Ciaz is, undoubtedly, one of the most practical cars in its league. The interior of the sedan is well-packed, and offers a luggage space of 510-litre. Compared to the Hyundai Verna, the 2018 Maruti Ciaz facelift will continue to offer 30-litre extra boot space. There are multiple storage compartments to keep knick-knacks. The cabin layout is quite practical and offers an easy to access control buttons and switches.
Maruti Suzuki’s mid-size sedan already comes loaded with several advanced safety equipment. The 2018 Maruti Ciaz facelift will get the dual airbags and ABS (anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brake-force distribution) as standard. Just so you know, the ABS with EBD system are optional right from the base variant. The recent media reports suggest that the updated model of the sedan will get the speed alert system and seat belt reminder for both driver and front passenger as standard fitments. The speed alert technology enables driver to maintain a safe driving speed and keep the vehicle within the city and highways speed limits. In late 2016, the Indo-Japanese carmaker introduced the ISOFIX mounts as a standard feature on the carline. The list of safety features will also include the reverse parking sensor, seat belt reminder buzzer for driver, reverse parking camera, seat belt pre-tensioner & force limiter.
Aiming to boost sales of its popular mid-size sedan, Maruti Suzuki will give a comprehensive update to the Ciaz in coming days. For 2018 model year, the vehicle will witness multiple aesthetic changes along with a host of comfort and safety features. Material quality, fit and finish will also be improved. In order to address the less power issues of the car, the Indo-Japanese carmaker will introduce a new 1.5-litre petrol powertrain on the 2018 Maruti Ciaz facelift. With all these changes, the sedan’s updated model will surely be a lot better than before. It will give a tough fight to the new Hyundai Verna and Honda City.
The new Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 2018 facelift will see comprehensive exterior and interior upgrades. It will receive a new 1.5L petrol engine boosted with SHVS mild hybrid technology. The sedan will also continue to use the 1.3L Multijet diesel powertrain.