Thanks to a new report which says that the Maruti Suzuki SX4 production has stopped in India, we feel that the Maruti Ciaz launch could be closer than we earlier anticipated it to be! Further consolidating our belief that the Maruti Ciaz launch would happen soon enough are these new spy Maruti Ciaz images, which show the production version of the upcoming sedan, sans any kind of camouflage. True, these images are of the China spec model but that’s a sure enough hint of the car maker being done with the designing and developing of the upcoming model.
Maruti Ciaz Production Model Images —
Some Maruti Ciaz Interiors Images and Sketches —
The Maruti Ciaz will be called as the Suzuki Alivio in China. The Alivio was showcased at the Beijing Auto Show (Auto China). In India, the Ciaz made its debut at the Delhi Auto Expo 2014 in early February this year.
Some images of the Ciaz/Alivio concept —
Hisanori Matsushima, chief designer of the Ciaz concept, said, “the back seat will have ample space to relax and Suzuki wants customers to enjoy its large internal size”. The Maruti Ciaz is 4545 mm long and this makes the upcoming car considerably longer than the current gen Honda City. The manufacturer has opted for rigid mounting of the suspension components of Ciaz, which has resulted into usage of softer springs for a comfier ride. The rear seat comfort is further enhanced by the acres of leg room on offer.
For the Indian car marker, Ciaz will be available with both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol variant will get a 1.5 litre DOHC four cylinder petrol engine with a six-speed automatic transmission. Powering the diesel variant will be the tried and tested 1.3 litre Multijet oil burner with a five speed manual transmission.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates on the Maruti Ciaz launch in India.