Just minutes after we posted a couple of Maruti Ciaz interiors sketches. we’ve stumbled upon these Maruti Ciaz production model images that have surfaced on a Chinese website. The Maruti Ciaz will be sold as the Suzuki Alivio in China. The Ciaz was earlier showcased as the Alivio at the Beijing Auto Show (Auto China). The Ciaz made its India debut at the Delhi Auto Expo 2014 in early February this year. here are the new Maruti Ciaz Production model images —
Here is an image, along with a couple of sketches of the Maruti Ciaz interiors —
And here are some images of the Maruti Ciaz Concept that we saw at the Expo this year —
As we said earlier, the Ciaz will be a good car for the chauffeur driven, making it an idea choice for many in India and China, two key markets for this upcoming model. The Ciaz will boast of plenty of rear legroom, which will be a result of the car’s considerably long wheelbase. At 4545 mm long, the car definitely holds an advantage over the current gen Honda City. The Ciaz will boast of a rigid mounting of the suspension components, which has enabled the usage of softer springs for a comfier ride. 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”.
In Indian market, the Ciaz petrol variant will be powered by a 1.5-litre DOHC 4-cylinder petrol engine that will come mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The Indian car market is also sure to get a common rail diesel engine.
Maruti Ciaz launch in India is expected to take place in the later half of next year. The Ciaz will replace the Maruti Suzuki SX4 sedan, which hasn’t exactly been a success story for MSIL. It will now be interesting to see if the Ciaz would change the fate of MSIL in upper C segment of Indian car market.
Stay tuned folks!
New pics via AutoHome