The wait for the hotly-anticipated mild Hybrid avatar of Maruti Suzuki's Ciaz is finally going to be over soon as the company confirmed that the new SHVS Ciaz will be launched on 1 September. Now, ahead of its official launch in the country, the new Ciaz hybrid has started arriving at the dealerships of Maruti.
The auto buffs at GaadiWaadi have managed to snap a White Ciaz SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle) at a dealer's showroom, which will go on sale in India in a couple of days. The bookings for Ciaz SHVS hybrid are open in the country and when launched, the new Ciaz hybrid will replace the current diesel variant of the sedan.
As for pricing, Ciaz Hybrid SHVS is likely to be priced at a premium of around Rs 45,000 on the current Ciaz diesel model. The changes in the new Ciaz are mainly under the hood. The hybrid Ciaz will get 1.3-litre Multijet engine with Integrated Starter Generator and battery. The car is speculated to deliver a mileage of 28kmpl and if this is true, Maruti Ciaz will become India's most fuel efficient model.
Ciaz SHVS is expected to be available in three variants: VDi, ZDi, and ZDi+.