Maruti Ciaz
Maruti Suzuki Concept car Ciaz is displayed during the Indian Auto Expo in Greater Noida, New Delhi on 5 February 2014.Reuters

We have already given you enough reports and spy shots of Maruti's upcoming Ciaz, despite the company's relentless attempt to camouflage its new sedan, but it is not over yet.

Now a new set of spy shots has hit the web space again, this time telling us that the production of Maruti Ciaz is in full swing at the company's Manesar plant.

It looks like the folks at GaadiWaadi have once again managed to climb up the fence of Maruti's Manesar plant to capture the fresh shots of new Ciaz.

In the latest set of images, a large number of Ciaz have been seen at the stockyard of the company's plant, indicating that the company would kick-start the shipment of the vehicles to dealerships soon.

Expected to reach the market by the end of September, Maruti's new offering in the C-segment will come in both petrol and diesel options in the country.

The petrol Ciaz will get its power from 1.4 litre K series (K14B) petrol engine, which can churn out 95 PS power and 130 Nm peak torque and the diesel model will be powered by a 1.3 litre DDIS motor that can generate 90 PS power and 200 Nm peak torque.

The car is likely to get the transmission from manual and CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission).

From what we know so far, the new Ciaz will be launched in India in six variants: 3 petrol - VXi, VXi+, ZXi and 3 diesel - VDi, VDi+ and ZDi and the car will come in seven body colours- Pearl Metallic Arctic White, Midnight Black, Silky Silver, Glistening Grey, Clear Beige, Chocolate Brown and Fire Brick Red.

As far as the features are concerned, the Ciaz, rival of Hyundai Verna, Honda City and Volkswagen Vento in India is likely to include steering mounted audio controls, reverse parking sensors, ABS, height adjustable driver's seat, rear AC vents, driver arm rest and electrically adjustable mirrors.

The company is likely to commence the bookings of Ciaz in early September and is expected to price it in the ₹7.2 lakh-₹10.5 lakh range.

Maruti Ciaz is coming to the market with high expectations of restoring Maruti's dented name in the big car segment where the company's SX4 sedan conceded defeat. The competition in the market is not going to be easy for Ciaz unless Maruti makes each step from pricing to the positioning of the new Ciaz carefully.

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