Maruti Suzuki Ciaz launching, expect a price below Rs 10 lakh

Maruti is all set to launch the SX4 upgrade, the Ciaz sedan

Maruti Suzuki stopped the production of the SX4 sedan, only to reveal that they are all set to launch the version upgrade with the introduction of the Ciaz.

With Maruti Suzuki’s teaser ads all over the news today, the Ciaz is due to launch anytime now and the expected price is anywhere between Rs 7 Lakh to Rs 10 Lakh.

The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz was revealed as a concept car at the recent Auto Expo. The concept car seemed to have great facelift, which looks like a luxury sedan.

Also Read: Maruti eyes top slot in mid-sized sedan segment with Ciaz

Indian Autos Blog reported that their sources reported the car pre-booking sales to begin on September 3. However, according to another report on the same blog, Suzuki revealed the same car under the name Alivio at the Auto Expo in China this year.

The Ciaz will be available in two variants—petrol (VXi, VXi+, ZXi) and three diesel engine options (VDi, VDi+ and ZDi).

Key features:

· Longest widest saloon with best in class aerodynamic styling and projector headlamps (across all trims)

· Offers best in industry fuel efficiency in Diesel (26.21 kmpl) and best in class fuel efficiency in Petrol (20.73 kmpl)

· Offers superior comfort with enhanced legroom, shoulder room and head room for passengers in front and rear

· Trendsetting SmartPlay in-car infotainment system

· An array of class defining features

· Built on S-TECT concept for superior safety

Length (mm)


Width (mm)


Height (mm)


Wheelbase (mm)


Kerb Weight (kgs)

1010 (P); 1105 (D)

Ground Clearance


Boot Space

510 litres

Fuel efficiency (kmpl)

20.73 (P) ; 26.21 (D)

Engine Displacement

1372cc (P) ; 1248cc (D)

Power (ps@rpm)

92.45@6000 (P)

90@4000 (D)

Torque (Nm@rpm)

130@4000 (P)

200@1750 (D)

Ciaz is a complete package of contemporary design, best-in-class fuel efficiency, host of upmarket features such as SmartPlay in-car infotainment system, Auto Day/ Night IRVM, projector headlamps, glass integrated antenna, reverse parking sensors, reverse parking camera, electric trunk lid opening and intelligent key (push start/ stop) . The Ciaz comes with several of these upmarket features in the base trim (V), as well.

Chief Engineer of Ciaz, Mr. Hidetoshi Kumashiro suggests, “The best thing is not to just see the car but drive it to feel how good it is.” He adds, “People will be surprised how a comfortable car can have a sporty performance. We spent a lot of time sitting on the rear seat of the Ciaz.” You can experience these.

Also Read: Maruti eyes top slot in mid-sized sedan segment with Ciaz

Elegant and Stylish exteriors

Ciaz, the longest, widest saloon is Suzuki’s most aerodynamic sedan ever created-contributing to best in class fuel efficiency and sleek contours. The Ciaz is equipped with stylish projector headlamps. As an industry first, the projector headlamps are offered as a standard feature across all trim levels. This is in line with the Company’s philosophy to bring upmarket features even in the entry level trim, for the discerning customer.

The authentic and elegant approach is evident in the saloon’s contemporary looks. Free-flowing straight lines are refreshingly European. A strong shoulder line, running all along the length, lends dynamism and balance to Ciaz. Stylish wide front fascia, with smartly tucked in projector headlamps, and fog lamps capture immediate attention.

Ornamental door beltline, chic chrome door handles, front fog lamps, ORVM integrated turn indicators and chrome garnished trunk lid, lend top notch finesse to Ciaz. The choice of 16 inches alloy wheels (in Z+) and 15 inches alloy wheels (in Z trim) with a high-sheen finish depict high end class and sportiness. The signature Suzuki “S” logo sits elegantly on the front chrome grille and on the sedan’s tail. Overall the Ciaz is a blend of sportiness and elegance.

Seamless and clutter-free interiors

The best in class in cabin comfort is sure to be a big drawfor Ciaz. Enhanced leg room, headroom and shoulder room for the passengers, both front and rear, are instant delights the moment one checks in the car. Ergonomically designed seats offer high comfort levels to the driver and passenger. The driver seat placement enables best-in-class front and rear road visibility. The premium black-and-beige interior theme, with luxurious wooden garnish looks chic and contemporary. To enhance convenience, several cubby holes, smart storage spaces, such as sunglass holder, illuminated front console box, etc. have been created for the users’ delight. A classy wrap-over tucks them neatly, leaving the cabin clutter free. The central armrest in the front seats has a neatly concealed console box.

God is in the detail

Bringing additional comfort to the rear passengers, Ciaz offers some very special features such as rear AC vents, rear accessory socket, rear sunshade, rear center armrest with cup-holders and twin - personal reading lamps.

Also Read: Maruti eyes top slot in mid-sized sedan segment with Ciaz

Inherently feature rich

The Ciaz is the most feature-packed car in its class. It comes loaded with upscale features like Reverse Parking Camera (with display in infotainment unit in the Z+ variant and in the IRVM in Z variant), keyless push start system and a smart key-fob, overhead console, glass integrated antennae, electric trunk opening, driver seat adjuster (across all trims), steering mounted audio and blue-tooth connectivity and a rear defogger. To add to the long list, Ciaz also boasts of an Auto AC, footwell lamps and plush leather upholstery that gives a luxurious feel through elegant detail.

India’s most fuel efficient car, smart engines, returns best in class FE

Ciaz is powered by two celebrated engine series next generation K14 VVT engine (gasoline) and DDiS 200 in diesel. The K14 VVT engine delivers a best in class fuel efficiency of 20.73 kmpl and while the DDiS 200 diesel engine returns a whopping fuel efficiency of 26.21 kmpl, making CiazIndia’s most fuel efficient offering.

Super Quiet

Several refinements in powertrain, suspension with extensive structural analysis and adequate use of noise dampeners at right places have resulted in a quieter cabin.

The SmartPlay offers:

· Radio (AM/FM); Media (USB, AUX, Ipod, SD Card)

· Video playback through USB and SD card

· Bluetooth compatibility for hands-free calling and audio streaming

· Navigation with customizable Points of Interest (POI) menu

· Voice recognition for navigation, phone and media

· Quick access for ease of functioning

· Integrated rear view Camera display for easy parking

· Smartphone connectivity

The Ciaz offers a revolutionary new edge in-car infotainment throughSmartPlay® system. The next generation SmartPlay® infotainment system is conceived keeping in mind the growing usage of smartphones with touchscreen, soft touch keys and quick-access for various features.

Also Read: Maruti eyes top slot in mid-sized sedan segment with Ciaz

Super Safe

The Ciaz is built on a brand new, lighter platform and it adopts the Suzuki-Total Effective Control Technology (S-TECT).

The high grade tensile steel deployed extensively across the body panels of the Ciaz makes it lighter and yet sturdy. The wide wheelbase offers unparalleled stability to the car while negotiating tough corners. Several active and passive safety features such as ABS with EBD and driver side air bag (from V+ trim itself) and dual airbags (from Z trim onwards) add to safety.

Colours & Trims

Ciaz comes in four trims V, V+, Z and Z+. A seven body color line-up is led by three all new colours: ‘Sangria Red’, ‘Dignity Brown’ and ‘Pearl Snow White’. Designed with a "Solid-Metallic" look, the hues perfectly complement the refined exteriors.

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