Showcased first at Delhi Auto Expo 2014, Maruti Suzuki's upcoming Ciaz will soon be making its entry into the Indian market as the emerging reports suggest that dealers of the company have started accepting the bookings for new sedan.
Ciaz, a much anticipated and desired sedan from the country's most trusted car maker Maruti, is expected to open its Indian chapter in September. Though the company is still silent on the launch date and other details of Ciaz, the repeated sighting and the leaked reports have helped us to figure out what it is going to be.
Now a new report of IndianCar News, citing its sources at the dealerships, claims that the unofficial bookings for Ciaz are already underway with a token amount of ₹21,000 and the official bookings will kick-start from 3 September.
Maruti Ciaz, a car spied in the country dozens of times with the latest one being the undisguised version, is likely to hit the market with two engine options.
From what we know so far, the petrol version of Ciaz will get power from 1.4 litre K series (K14B) petrol engine, which can generate 95 PS power and 130 Nm peak torque and the diesel version will be powered by 1.3 litre DDIS diesel motor that can pump out 90 PS power and 200 Nm peak torque.
The new sedan, which will replace Maruti's poor performer SX4, is likely to come in seven body paints - Pearl metallic arctic white, Midnight black, Silky Silver, Glistening Grey, Clear Beige, Chocolate Brown and Fire Brick Red
The transmission is likely to come from manual and CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). It is expected to parade features like steering-mounted audio controls, reverse parking sensors, ABS, height adjustable driver's seat, rear AC vents, driver arm rest and electrically-adjustable mirrors. The Ciaz is expected to carry a price tag of around ₹7.2 lakh - ₹10.5 lakh.
Ciaz Key Details
Petrol: 1.4 litre K series (K14B)
Power/torque: 95 PS/130 Nm
Diesel: 1.3 litre DDIS
Power/torque: 90 PS/200 Nm
Petrol: VXi, VXi+, ZXi
Diesel: VDi, VDi+ and ZDi
Expected launch: September 2014
Expected price: ₹7.2 lakh - ₹10.5 lakh