Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest carmaker is gearing up for the launch of the facelifted Ciaz sedan. Likely to be launched in August 2018, the updated model will feature new engines and several design changes. While the sedan is ready to receive a major makeover, Maruti Suzuki engineers have already started working on the next-generation Ciaz. If latest media report is to be believed, the 2nd generation Ciaz will be launched in India during 2020.
The new Ciaz sedan will meet BSVI emission norms, which is scheduled to be implemented in 2020. The sedan is expected to be equipped with petrol-hybrid and in-house developed turbocharged 1.5L diesel engine. Maruti Suzuki might also be preparing the electric version of the sedan. Unlike current model, the next-gen Ciaz will be manufactured at Maruti Suzuki’s Gujarat facility. This facility is currently being used to develop new Swift. It will continue to be positioned as premium mid-sized sedan and will rival the likes of Hyundai Verna, Honda City and upcoming Tata’s sedan. Read – Maruti Ciaz Facelift – 5 Things To Know
The 2nd gen Ciaz is expected to be equipped with several high-end safety and security features. Besides safety features, the company is likely to improve the structural integrity of the sedan. The sedan is expected to get six-airbags in the top-spec model. Talking about the facelifted Ciaz, the updated mode will receive new front grille and bumper, new colour scheme for interior, updated infotainment system with connectivity features and an electric panoramic sunroof. Read – Upcoming Maruti Suzuki Cars In India
The Maruti Ciaz facelift will also receive more powerful petrol and diesel engines. The gasoline version will be equipped with a more powerful, 1.5-litre VVT engine that also powers the new Ertiga. Set to replace the existing 1.4-litre unit, the new engine is capable of producing 104bhp of power and 138Nm of torque. Rumours also suggest that the petrol version could also come with Suzuki’s Smart Hybrid system. The diesel version is likely to be equipped with an all-new in-house developed 1.5-litre diesel engine. Transmission options are likely to include a 5 or 6-speed manual and a CVT automatic gearbox. The same combination could also power the next-generation Ciaz sedan.
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