Global debut of Maruti Suzuki’s mid-size premium sedan Ciaz

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Car market leader Maruti Suzuki India Limited, unveiled its much awaited offering in the mid-size premium sedan segment, the Ciaz.

At the global debut of the Ciaz, Mr Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO said, “Ciaz has been designed keeping in mind aspirations of a mid-size premium sedan customer. A complete package, the Ciaz offers European styling, premium rich interiors and a host of upmarket features. Ciaz Diesel is India’s most fuel efficient car. The designers have paid special attention to ensure space, comfort and convenience for rear seat occupants as well. We are confident that Ciaz will be warmly received as the preferred upgrade by compact cars owners.”

Thanking customers for the overwhelming response to the Ciaz, Mr Ayukawa added, “We are delighted with the bookings. It demonstrates customers’ confidence in brand Maruti Suzuki and reinforces our commitment to customers.”

Built on a brand new platform Ciaz is the longest and one of the widest sedan in its class. The Company along with its vendors have invested Rs. 620 crore towards development of this model. Christened innovatively, CIAZ stands for Comfort-Intelligence-Attitude-Zeal.

In addition to strengthening its presence in the domestic market, Maruti Suzuki plans to export the Ciaz to markets in the Middle East, Latin America and Africa regions.

Elegant and Stylish exteriors

Ciaz is a blend of sportiness and elegance.

Mr. Hisanori Matsushima is the Chief Designer of Ciaz. Borrowing cues from European styling, Ciaz is tasteful, elegant and clutter-free. Straight lines impart a classy European tinge to the sedan. As an industry first, the projector headlamps are being offered as a standard feature across all trim levels of Ciaz. A strong shoulder line, running all along the length, lends dynamism and balance to the Ciaz. The signature Suzuki “S” logo sits elegantly on the front chrome grille and on the sedan’s tail. Ornamental door beltline, chic chrome door handles, front fog lamps, Integrated turn indicators on the electrically foldable ORVM, premium split tail lamps and chrome garnished trunk lid, lend finesse to the Ciaz.

Seamless and clutter-free interiors

The cabin’s enhanced leg room, headroom and shoulder room for all occupants is a clear differentiator. Ergonomically designed seats offer superior comfort. The driver seat placement enables best-in-class front and rear road visibility. The premium black-and-beige interior theme, with luxurious wooden garnish and chrome accents looks chic and contemporary.

Smart engines for top notch fuel efficiency

Ciaz is powered by two highly acclaimed engines: the next generation K14 VVT petrol engine and refined DDiS200 diesel engine.

Smartly integrated, the next generation K14 VVT 1.4 litre petrol engine delivers a class leading fuel efficiency of 20.73 kmpl.

Similarly, smart engine packaging and integration of the acclaimed DDiS200 1.3 litre engine returns fuel efficiency of 26.21 kmpl making it India’s most fuel efficient car.

Super Quiet

Several refinements in powertrain, suspension and adequate use of noise dampeners at appropriate places have resulted in a quieter cabin.

 Super Safe

The Ciaz is built on Suzuki’s Total Effective Control Technology (TECT) for safety. The high tensile steel deployed extensively across the body panels of the Ciaz makes it stronger. The wide wheelbase offers unparalleled stability to the car while negotiating tough corners.

Several active and passive safety features such as ABS with EBD and driver side air bag (from V+ trim itself) and dual airbags (from Z trim onwards) add to safety. In addition, features like parking sensors are offered in V+ trims. Z trims are offered with parking camera, seat belt with pre tensioners and force limiters.

Trim levels

In Manual transmission Ciaz is currently offered in 4 trim levels in Petrol variants (Vxi, Vxi+, Zxi and Zxi-Optional) and 4 in Diesel variants (Vdi, Vdi+, Zdi and Zdi-Optional).

Zxi-Optional and Zdi-Optional are equipped with upmarket differentiators like 16” alloy wheels, leather upholstery; leather wrapped steering and additional chrome ornamentation. The Zxi+ and Zdi+ variants of the Ciaz, to be available in early 2015, will have all these features and an integrated SmartPlay® in-car infotainment system.

Ciaz is also offered with two automatic transmission variants (petrol).

Seven colour palettes include 3 new exclusive colours including Dignity Brown, the character colour for Ciaz – Pearl Metallic Dignity Brown, Pearl Sangria Red, Pearl Snow, White, Metallic Clear Beige, Pearl Midnight Black, Metallic Glistening Grey & Metallic Silky Silver.

Specifications

Diesel

Petrol (5MT)

Length

4490 mm

Fuel efficiency 26.21 km per litre 20.73km per litre Width

1730 mm

Engine Displacement 1248 cc 1373 cc Height

1485 mm

Power (ps@rpm) 90@4000 92.45@6000 Wheelbase

2650 mm

Torque (nm@rpm) 200@1750 130@4000 Boot Space

510 litre

Kerb Weight 1105 kgs (Vdi) 1010 kgs (Vxi)

Ground Clearance

170mm

Introductory Prices: Ex showroom Delhi

Diesel variants

Rs Lakh

Petrol variants

Rs Lakh

Ciaz Vdi

8.04

Ciaz Vxi

6.99

Ciaz Vdi+

8.63

Ciaz Vxi+

7.55

Ciaz Zdi

9.45

Ciaz Zxi

8.24

Ciaz Zdi (Optional)

9.80

Ciaz Zxi (Optional)

8.59

 

Ciaz Vxi+ (Automatic)

8.65

 

Ciaz Zxi  (Automatic)

9.34

Ciaz will be available in Maruti Suzuki showrooms across the country immediately.

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