The car whose name reminds of a very pretty actress and which could make Maruti’s sales figures look prettier, could be launched in September. The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz has been spotted numerous times being tested around Maruti’s Gurgaon facility or sometimes in faraway China, where they call it the Alivio.
The car which was previewed as a concept at the Auto Expo in Delhi, earlier this year, looks aggressively stylish with those double-barrel headlamps which sweep upwards, large chrome grille in the centre and wide, sporty bumpers at both ends, however, the rear tail-lamps are dangerously similar to those on the new Honda City. The car is wider than the outgoing SX4 and promises excellent back-seat comfort.
Other features on the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz will include :
Rear AC Vent
Driver Seat with height adjustment
16 inch tyres
The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz will be powered by both diesel and petrol powerplant options and both should be available at launch. The petrol will be the 1.4 Liter K-Series engine from the Ertiga which makes 95 ps of power and 130 Nm of torque. The diesel option will be the same old 1.3 Liter DDiS motor which will be tuned for 90 ps and 200 Nm of torque. The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz will be priced in the range of INR 7.5-10.5 lakhs. Bookings should commence in early August.