New Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 2018 facelift has finally been launched in India at a starting price of Rs lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The updated sedan lineup is available in four trims – Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha – with both petrol and diesel powertrains. While the entry-level petrol variant of the new Maruti Ciaz 2018 is priced at Rs 8.19 lakh, the top-spec diesel model costs Rs 10.97 lakh (all, ex-showroom Delhi). For the 2018 model year, the sedan receives minor design changes and feature upgrades. However, the major change has been made in the engine bay.
For power, the new 2018 Maruti Ciaz facelift makes use of the company’s new indigenously developed 1.5-litre petrol motor instead of the old 1.4-litre VVT engine. This time around, however, the Indo-Japanese carmaker has introduced the SHVS technology with petrol powertrain, thus making it the first petrol hybrid car in its league. The new Maruti Ciaz 201s8 retains the 1.3-litre Multijet diesel motor benefited with SHVS mild-hybrid technology. Transmission duties on the sedan are performed by a 5-speed manual (standard) and a 4-speed automatic gearbox (only on select petrol trims). Read – More Details On New Maruti Ertiga 7-Seater MPV Emerge
New Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 2018 Key Features
– 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
New Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 2018 Bookings
Interesting buyers can book the new 2018 Maruti Ciaz facelift by paying an initial sum of Rs 11,000. Similar to the old model, the new one continues to be retailed via premium Nexa dealerships. Read – Maruti Wagon R Is Set For A Generation Change
New Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 2018 Price List
|Sigma Petrol||Rs 8.19 lakh|
|Delta Petrol||Rs 8.80 lakh|
|Zeta Petrol||Rs 9.57 lakh|
|Alpha Petrol||Rs 9.97 lakh|
|Delta Petrol AT||Rs 9.80 lakh|
|Zeta Petrol AT||Rs 10.57 lakh|
|Alpha Petrol AT||Rs 10.97 lakh|
|Sigma Diesel||Rs 9.19 lakh|
|Delta Diesel||Rs 9.80 lakh|
|Zeta Diesel||Rs 10.57 lakh|
|Alpha Diesel||Rs 10.97 lakh|
As mentioned above, the new 2018 Maruti Ciaz carline is made available 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 continues to take on the Honda City and the Hyundai Verna. As far as pricing is concerned, the sedan’s updated model has witnessed a minor price hike. The new Maruti Ciaz 2018 facelift price in India starts from Rs 8.19 lakh for the entry-level petrol variant and go all the way up to Rs 10.97 lakh for the top-spec diesel version.
New Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 2018 Exterior Design
While the original design and dimensions of the 2018 Maruti Ciaz facelift remain intact, it gets a few subtle styling upgrades. You will notice major changes on the front fascia of the sedan. Upfront, the car gets 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
The 2018 Maruti Ciaz facelift gets new black fog lamp enclosures combined by a slim strip running along the lower lip as we have seen on the China-spec Alivio sedan. Feature such as LED daytime running lights (DRLs) are reserved for the top-spec model. Save for the new multi-spoke alloy wheels, the side profile of the car looks largely identical to the old 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, no changes have been made to the 2018 Maruti Ciaz facelift. 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
New Maruti Ciaz 2018 Colours
The 2018 Ciaz facelift is available in 7 metallic shades, namely, Nexa Blue, Pearl Midnight Black, Metallic Magma Gray, Metallic Premium Silver, Pearl Metallic Dignity Brown, Pear Snow White and Pearl Sangria Red.
New Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 2018 Interior
Comprehensive changes have been made inside the cabin. 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 old 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. The infotainment system of the 2018 Maruti Ciaz facelift is now compatible to Apple CarPlay as well. Read – New-generation Maruti Alto – What To Expect
New Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 2018 Specifications
|Transmission||5-speed Manual, 4-speed Automatic|
The Indo-Japanese carmaker has made a major change to the engine setup of the new Maruti Ciaz 2018 facelift. Ditching the old 1.4-litre K14B VVT petrol engine, the refreshed version of the sedan is propelled by a new 1.5-litre K15B VVT motor. This newly-developed motor pushes out a maximum power output of 103bhp against a peak torque of 138Nm. With the new petrol engine, the facelifted Ciaz becomes 11.9bhp more powerful and 8Nm torquier than the previous model.
Interesting, the carmaker has introduced Suzuki’s mild-hybrid technology – SHVS with the petrol engine for the time. This makes the new Ciaz the first mid-size sedan to feature a petrol hybrid powertrain. Though, the diesel model of the sedan continues to derive power from the 1.3-litre DDiS SHVS diesel engine generating a maximum power of 88.5bhp and 200Nm of torque. Maruti Suzuki will introduce a new 1.5-litre diesel powertrain to the sedan lineup at a later stage. The sedan carline comes 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 is available only on the Delta, Zeta and Alpha petrol trims. Read About – 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift
New Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 2018 Mileage
|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 has been made available with two powertrains – a new 1.5L petrol SHVS and a 1.3L SHVS diesel. Similar to the pre-facelift model, the diesel version of the sedan delivers an impressive fuel economy of 28.09kmpl. The new petrol powertrain with SHVS mild-hybrid technology is certainly more frugal than the old one. For the record, Maruti Suzuki claims that the new Ciaz petrol returns a mileage of 21.56kmpl with the manual gearbox and 20.28kmpl with the automatic transmission. With such impressive figures, the new Maruti Ciaz 2018 facelift becomes the most fuel efficient sedan in the country. Picture Gallery – Upcoming Maruti Suzuki Cars in India
New Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 2018 Comfort
Similar to the previous model, the 2018 Maruti Ciaz facelift has a generous cabin space to offer. Along with this, the sedan offers lots of storage compartments including a glove box, bottle holders, etc. The range-topping trim features leather seats offering excellent shoulder and thigh support. Maruti Suzuki has also classed-up the material quality of the sedan. The top-spec trim continues 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 also supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Features such rear AC vents, reading lamps, extra shade on the windscreen, etc. further enhance its comfort level. Read – Maruti Ertiga Based Crossover ‘YHB’ Under Development
New Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 2018 Practicality
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 continues 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.
New Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 2018 Safety
Maruti Suzuki’s mid-size sedan comes loaded with several advanced safety equipment. The 2018 Maruti Ciaz facelift gets 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 range-topping trim is exclusively offered with six airbags. The updated model of the sedan also gets 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 also includes the reverse parking sensor, seat belt reminder buzzer for driver, reverse parking camera, seat belt pre-tensioner & force limiter.
Should You Buy It?
Aiming to boost sales of its popular mid-size sedan, Maruti Suzuki has given a comprehensive update to the Ciaz sedan. For 2018 model year, the vehicle has witnessed multiple aesthetic changes along with a host of comfort and safety features. Material quality, fit and finish have also been improved. In order to address the less power issues of the car, the Indo-Japanese carmaker has introduced a new 1.5-litre petrol powertrain on the 2018 Maruti Ciaz facelift. With all these changes, the sedan’s updated model is surely a lot better than before. It gives a tough fight to the Hyundai Verna and the Honda City.