Setting a new milestone for the Indo-Japanese carmaker, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz has crossed one lakh sales mark in India. Launched in October 2014, the Maruti Ciaz was soon caught up with the segment leader – the Honda City. Though, the Honda City somehow managed to remain the segment topper, the margin between the Ciaz and the City has been marginal. As a matter of fact, the Ciaz outsold the City at least three-four times. The Ciaz not only helped Maruti crack the mid-size sedan segment, but also broke the myth that the Indo-Japanese carmaker cannot get success in premium space.
Known for its premium styling, superior features and decent ride and handling, the Maruti Ciaz has set a new benchmark in its segment. One of the major reasons behind the success of the Ciaz is its SHVS mild-hybrid technology that made it the most fuel efficient car of the country. Benefited with the government’s 50% excise duty concession, the prices of the Ciaz SHVS’s prices were recently slashed up to Rs 69,000. Now, the saloon’s SHVS variants are available within the price range of Rs 7.68 lakh – Rs 9.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Powering the Maruti Ciaz SHVS Hybrid is a 1.3-liter DDiS diesel engine with SVHS technology. This powertrain, with a 5-speed manual gearbox, delivers power worth 88.5bhp against 200Nm of torque. The Ciaz SHVS hybrid is claimed to returns the best-in-class mileage of 28.09kmpl (ARAI certified figures). On the other hand, the Ciaz petrol is powered by a 1.4-litre K14B VVT engine that is good for 91bhp and 130Nm of torque. Paired to a 5-speed manual transmission, the petrol model delivers a claimed fuel efficiency of 20.73kmpl.