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.
Maruti Suzuki cracked the mid-size sedan segment with the Ciaz in 2015. The saloon received outstanding response from buyers, which was further boosted with the introduction of the SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) mild hybrid system. However, the sedan has been witnessing drop in sales from last few months. Reason behind the downfall is the new-generation Verna that surpassed the Ciaz for the second consecutive month. In fact, the new City outsold Maruti’s popular sedan. Therefore, the Indo-Japanese carmaker is planning to give a mid-life facelift to the Ciaz. 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. While interior details are scanty, it is believed to more up-market than the current model.
– New front grille
– Revised bumpers
– Smoked headlamps
– New instrument cluster with two pods
– Larger MID screen
– New needles for tachometer and speedometer
– Cruise control
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 2018 Maruti Ciaz might have its public debut at the Delhi Auto Expo, which will be held in the second week of February next year. We will update our readers as soon as there is any revelation on Ciaz’s launch in India. Just so you know, the Indo-Japanese carmaker moved the Ciaz to its premium NEXA dealership in March 2017. Therefore, the facelifted model will continue to be retailed via NEXA outlets.
|Base Model||Rs 8.5 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 11.50 lakh|
The new 2018 Maruti Ciaz carline is likely to be spread across 5 trims – Sigma, Delta, Zeta, Alpha and Sport. If media reports are to be believed, 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 powertrains and more features, the 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift will take head-to-head against the Honda City facelift and new-generation Hyundai Verna.
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 price in India will start at Rs 8.5 lakh for the entry-level petrol variant and go up to Rs 11.50 lakh for the top-spec diesel version.
The upcoming 2018 Ciaz facelift will retain the original design and dimensions. 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 receive comprehensive updates including a 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 reserved for the top-spec trim. Round the back, the sedan will see slightly revised detailing on the tail lamps. With respect to dimensions, the 2018 Maruti Ciaz facelift will remain unchanged. The saloon already has a substantially longer wheelbase (2,650mm) than most of its rivals. Read – Maruti Suzuki Celerio Facelift – All You Need To Know
On the inside, it could don an all-new instrument cluster with two pods surrounded by chrome. The dual-tone (Beige and Black) interior theme will continue feature wooden garnish and chrome surrounds on the dash. 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. 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 continue to feature the same engine lineup, which is offered on the current one. Though the latest reports suggest Maruti might introduce 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. The diesel model sources its power from the tried-and-tested 1.3-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine making a top power of 89bhp and 200Nm torque. The new indigenously built 1.5L 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. 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
Similar to the current model, the 2018 Maruti Ciaz will have spacious cabin with lots of storage compartments. The top-spec trim will feature leather seats offering excellent shoulder and thigh support. The material quality could also be classed-up. 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.
The Ciaz is one of the most practical cars in its segment. The sedan offers a generous 510-litres, which is more than the Hyundai Verna. There are multiple easy to access control buttons and switches.
With respect to safety, the 2018 Maruti Ciaz is likely to get dual airbags, ABS (anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brake-force distribution) as standard safety fitment. Currently, the latter one is optional right from the base variant. In late 2016, the Indo-Japanese carmaker introduced the ISOFIX mounts as a standard feature on the carline. Safety equipment such as reverse parking sensor, seat belt reminder buzzer for driver, reverse parking camera, seat belt pre-tensioner & force limiter will also be on offer.
With the new Ciaz facelift, Maruti Suzuki aims to game up in the mid-size sedan segment. For the 2018 model year, the sedan will see significant cosmetic updates inside and out. In terms of quality and features, the new model will be a step head than the current one. The company might also address the less power issues of the sedan with new 1.5L petrol and diesel engines. Though, the specifications are yet to be confirmed by the carmaker. With all these attributes, the 2018 Maruti Ciaz facelift will surely give a tough a fight to the new Verna and City.
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