Suzuki is gearing up to launch the production spec Alivio sedan (Maruti Ciaz) in the Chinese market. Ahead of its official launch in October, the clear pictures and details of the Chinese spec Alivio mid-sized saloon have hit the web. The India-bound model will go on sale on October 5, while the bookings for the car have already commenced at a token amount of Rs. 20,000.
The Suzuki Alivio sedan largely resembles the Indian-spec Ciaz; however, the company has made several changes to add some uniqueness to it. It features a full chrome trapezoidal grille flanked by large headlamps. There is chrome treatment for the fog lamps enclosures, reflectors and alloys. Moreover, the Chinese spec model also comes with an optional sunroof variant.
The interiors of the Alivio get similar styling cues available in the Ciaz. Like exteriors, the Chinese spec model gets more upmarket features and component levels. The vehicle gets a newly formulated 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, leather wrapped steering wheel and gear lever, leather upholstery on seats, and lots of chrome enhancement.
The Suzuki Alivio, christened as Kai Yuet in China, will be equipped with several high end safety and other technological features. It features ESP (Electronic Stability Programme), Traction control system, GPS navigation, cruise control, reversing and park assist, keyless entry, push start and stop button, etc. The vehicle also gets electrically foldable outside rear view mirrors with electrically heated function.
The Suzuki Alivio is powered by a naturally aspirated 1.6-litre petrol engine with VVT technology. The exact power details of the car are yet to be announced, but this engine will be paired to a six-speed automatic gearbox. On the other hand, the Indian-spec model gets 1.4-litre engine paired to a four-speed AT transmission. The Chinese spec model is expected to offer around 18.86kmpl of mileage and accelerates to 100kmph from zero in mere 10.7 seconds.