Maruti Suzuki's next big offering in India Ciaz sedan will reportedly make its debut in September this year, claims a new report.
Maruti Ciaz, a much awaited and desired car in the domestic market has been spied testing extensively in the country many times. Now a new report of Zigwheels, which believed to have gotten the piece of information from a Maruti dealer claims that the highly anticipated Ciaz sedan will make its grand entry in the Indian auto market in September. It further adds that the dealers of the company will commence the bookings for Ciaz in early August.
Maruti Ciaz, a sedan based on the Suzuki Authentics concept car, first seen at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo has been trying the patience of auto lovers in the country since then. From what we know so far, the Ciaz is likely to host features like alloy wheels, engine start button, rear AC vents and front armrest along with dual tone black and beige interiors and leather seats. On the safety front, Maruti Ciaz is speculated to come with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD).
Sporting a more aggressive and stylish look, Ciaz is likely to get swept back headlamps and stocky grille with four idiosyncratic horizontal slats. In addition to this, there is also a large sporty rear bumper.
Coming to the engine specifications of the car, the new Ciaz is likely to get power from the same 1.3 liter Multijet diesel or 1.4 liter K Series petrol engine of Ertiga and is expected to carry some of the features of both SX4 and Ertiga. We do not know yet the power transmission of the new Ciaz, but the word is that the car will get manual and CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). That means the company will not be introducing Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) technology in Ciaz.
Once the all new Ciaz hits the market, Maruti will be phasing out its underperforming SX4 from the domestic market. The company has already stopped the production of SX4 in the country and is also offering heavy discount up to ₹1.17 lakh on the purchase of the same.
The new Ciaz will be pinned to rival the segment's current front runners Hyundai Verna, Honda City and Volkswagen Vento in the sub-continent and the company is likely to price its new offering in the ₹7.2 lakh to ₹10.5 lakh price brackets.