We had reported earlier that Maruti Suzuki, the country's largest car maker, is planning to bring in its Ciaz sedan to the company's premium dealership chain Nexa. Now, new reports have emerged online almost confirming that Ciaz will soon join Nexa line-up in India.
GaadiWaadi reports that as Maruti Ciaz is moving to Nexa premium dealers, the regular dealers through which Ciaz is being sold now will get new Vitara Breza compact SUV. The reports also states that Ciaz may get new variant names like the S-Cross and Baleno, which are currently on the floors of Nexa. Maruti Nexa began its journey in the domestic market with S-Cross to give a new buying experience to the company's customers.
It was earlier reported that Maruti is getting ready to introduce Ciaz in the Nexa showrooms with a mild-facelift to upgrade it as a premium offering to be sold through Nexa. The changes in the facelifted avatar of Ciaz would be limited to visual modifications and the model is expected be launched in February, around the 2016 Auto Expo. Mechanically, the Ciaz will remain the same as the current model.
Currently, Ciaz is powered by the 1,373cc petrol unit that develops 91bhp at 6,000rpm and 130Nm of torque at 4,000rpm mated to five-speed manual transmission. The petrol variant is also available with four-speed automatic transmission.
The diesel unit comes equipped with a small hybrid system with 1,248cc displacement and develops 89bhp at 4,000rpm and 200Nm of torque at 1,750rpm. The engine is paired with a five-speed manual transmission.