The new Maruti Ciaz 2018 facelift prices in India are likely fall between Rs 8.5 lakh – Rs 11.50 lakh (ex-showroom).
The new Maruti Ciaz 2018 Facelift will retain the current engine lineup - 1.3L DDiS 200 SHVS and 1.4L K-series petrol.
It came, it ruled and it conquered. We can safely say this for Maruti Ciaz that gave Maruti a new identity by taking over the mid-size sedan segment. Honda City has been an obvious choice in this space, albeit there has been a tug of war between it and Verna lately. As Ciaz continues its successful run almost three years after its introduction in India, the company is now working on its facelift that could take final shape by 2018. The new Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 2018 will witness subtle cosmetic and feature updates and if reports in media are to be believed, the sedan could get a new diesel engine. As for design, the facelifted Ciaz could be heavily inspired by the China-spec 2017 Suzuki Alivio that was recently caught on the camera.
The latest Alivio spy pictures reveal the front and rear design details of the car. Accentuating the new look of the sedan are the revised front and rear bumpers, new single piece front grille, black fog lamps with slim strip running along the lower lip and slightly re-designed tail lamps. The high-spec trim of the saloon might come with LED daytime running lights. While interior details are scanty, it is believed to more up-market than the current model.
Key feature updates might include all-new instrument cluster with chrome surrounded two pods, centrally-positioned MID screen, new tacho meter, speedometer needles and a 2-DIN music system. While the Ciaz facelift is expected to be more appealing and feature rich, the top-spec variant in the line-up will get a sunroof.
Currently, the Ciaz diesel sources its power from the tried-and-tested 1.3-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine making a top power of 89bhp and 200Nm torque. In addition, the company is also said to be working on a new 1.5-litre petrol unit that could be introduced on the carline as the replacement for the current 1.4-litre mill. The power figures on both the engines are yet unknown, but the indigenously built oil burner is likely to save heavy loyalties paid to Fiat for its 1.3-litre unit. Both the powertrains will continue to come with the existing 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic gearbox options.
The new 2018 Maruti Ciaz carline is likely to be spread across 5 trims -Sigma, Delta, Zeta, Alpha and Sport. Media reports suggest that Maruti is also working on an all-new Maruti Ciaz Sport trim that is likely to get a new body kit and sporty rear spoiler. In a bid to cater to the taxi segment, Maruti could roll out a segregate variant for the commercial segment. With new updates, new engines and more features, the 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift will be squarely positioned against the Honda City facelift and upcoming new-generation Hyundai Verna. The Indo-Japanese carmaker moved the Ciaz to its premium NEXA dealership in March 2017. Therefore, the new model will continue to be retailed via NEXA outlets.
Maruti Suzuki India has not confirmed the launch timeline of the Ciaz facelift, but reports in media suggest it could hit roads sometime next year. The carmaker might showcase the vehicle at the Delhi Auto Expo, which is scheduled to happen in February 2018. We will update our readers as soon as there is any revelation on Ciaz’s launch in India. Read – Maruti Suzuki Celerio Facelift – All You Need To Know
|Base Model||Rs 8.5 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 11.50 lakh|
With GST (Good and Service Tax) in force, prices of all Maruti cars have dipped, though there has been a margin decline for most of the models, the SHVS variant of Ciaz and Ertiga have increased steeply. The upcoming facelift will new updated and larger engines are likely to undergo a price bump in the range of Rs 50,000 to Rs 60,000. With this, we expect the 2018 Ciaz facelift to be priced as low as Rs 8.5 lakh for the entry-level petrol variant and around Rs 11.50 lakh for the top-spec diesel version. Read – New-generation Maruti Alto – What To Expect
|Diesel With SHVS||1.3-litre DDiS 200 SHVS|
|Maximum Power||88.5bhp @ 4000rpm|
|Maximum Torque||200Nm @ 1750rpm|
|Petrol||1.4-litre K-Series Petrol|
|Maximum Power||91bhp @ 6000rpm|
|Maximum Torque||130Nm @ 4000rpm|
|Transmission||5-speed Manual & 4-speed Automatic|
Earlier it was believed that 2018 Ciaz facelift will retain the same engine lineup that is offered on the current one. Though the latest reports suggest Maruti could use all-new 1.5-litre diesel and petrol engines. With more power output, the new engines are likely to address the issue of less power in Ciaz. The details on the power and torque figures of these engines are obscure, but these are likely to be more powerful than the current units. Currently, Ciaz carline uses the 1.4-litre K-Series petrol engine that is capable of developing 91bhp with 130Nm of torque and the 1.3-litre DDiS 200 SHVS pushing out 88.5bhp with 200Nm of torque. Transmission duties on the sedan will continue be taken care of by the 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic gearbox. Read About – 2017 Maruti Suzuki Swift | 2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire
|2018 Maruti Ciaz Petrol (MT)||20.73kmpl|
|2018 Maruti Ciaz Petrol (AT)||19.12kmpl|
|2018 Maruti Ciaz Diesel (MT)||28.09kmpl|
With no information on the new engines, it is a tad early to comment on the estimated fuel economy. While if Maruti retains the current units, Ciaz could continue returning up to 20.73kmpl in petrol version and 28.09kmpl in diesel version. Picture Gallery – Upcoming Maruti Suzuki Cars in India
– New front grille
– Revised bumpers
– Smoked headlamps
– New instrument cluster with two pods
– Larger MID screen
– New needles for tachometer and speedometer
– Cruise control
The upcoming Ciaz facelift is expected to remain unchanged in terms of styling, though it is likely to receive minor design tweaks. Most of the styling bits are likely to be borrowed from the China-spec new Suzuki Alivio. Face of the saloon will look more aggressive with new single piece grille, reworked bumper and smoked headlamps with chrome work. Similar to the Alivio, the India-spec Ciaz might feature new black fog lamp enclosures combined by a slim strip running along the lower lip.
The LED daytime running lights (DRLs) and sunroof could be exclusively offered on the top-spec trim. Towards the back, the sedan will see slightly revised detailing on the tail lamps. As far as dimensions go, the 2018 Maruti Ciaz facelift will remain unchanged. The saloon already has a substantially longer wheelbase (2,650mm) than most of its rivals.
On the inside, it could don an all-new instrument cluster with two pods surrounded by chrome. Features such as the centrally-positioned MID screen, speedometer needles, 2-DIN music system and new tacho will further make the cabin more appealing. The black and beige colour scheme on the other hand is likely to be carried over from the current model. In addition, the tachometer and speedometer will be seen with new needles with a chrome boundary. The sedan will inherit most of the feature from the current model including the SmartPlay touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay, reverse parking camera, leather seats, navigation system and push start stop.
Spy Images Courtesy – Teambhp