India’s largest and most trusted car maker Maruti Suzuki has confirmed that its much awaited mid-size sedan the Ciaz can be booked from tomorrow i.e September 3. The advance token amount required for the booking is Rs 21,000. The Ciaz is available in four trims V, V+, Z and Z+, with Z+ being the cream of the crop and the V trim forming the base.
The Ciaz is the successor to the SX4 sedan and with its launch – which is yet uncertain – Maruti hopes to take the fight to the segment leader Honda City and the popular Hyundai Verna. The car has reasonably good looks but does not look anything out of the ordinary. The front gets projector headlamps and a familiar looking four-slat grille covered in chrome. The round fog lamps which has been seen in almost all Maruti cars lately is seen here too. Subtle bonnet lines lend a touch of elegance to the Ciaz and complete the front profile. Apart from the indented shoulder line and the 16-inch alloy wheels (15-inch for the V and V+ and Z variants) there is not much to say about the side profile. The designer it seems copied the same rear as the Honda City while sketching the design of the Ciaz; it looks far too similar from this end to its arch rival.
Maruti Suzuki’s offering comes with a choice of 1.4litre petrol engine and 1.3litre MultiJet oil burner unit. The petrol unit has been slightly tuned and now produces 91.1bhp and 130Nm of torque. The 1.3litre diesel produces 88.7bhp and 200Nm of twisting power. Fuel efficiency is said to be best in class with Maruti claiming that the diesel returns a best in class figure of 26.21kmpl and the petrol covering 20.73 kilometers in a litre of fuel.
The car has a length of 4490mm and has a long wheelbase of 2650mm which should give it very good cabin space and lots of knee room.
Maruti Suzuki has not revealed the launch date yet but we are closely following the developments and will inform you as and when the news breaks out.