Ciaz facelift launch advanced to compete with Honda City facelift and new Verna.
The Ciaz has crossed 100,000 units since its launch in 2014, but being three years in the market, Maruti Suzuki has decided to give its midsize sedan a mid life facelift to keep things fresh in the market.
The Ciaz is a good looking car in its segment and managed to set the sales charts on fire because it offers spacious interiors, is featur loaded and comes with Maruti Suzuki’s reliability.
The Ciaz facelift will sport cosmetic changes done to the exterior which will include new bumper designs and resigned front and rear fascias along with additional chrome inserts to make the car look more premium than the current one. The interior too could also get updates done to dashboard and new upholstery to keep things fresh.
In terms of features, the Ciaz is loaded with technology such as Start/ stop, Smartplay touchscreen system with Apple Car play, keyless entry, navigation, reverse parking camera, auto dimming day and night mirrors and leather seats
We expect the Ciaz facelift to be loaded with even more features such as Sunroof and Cruise control to compete with Honda City facelift and New Verna.
Mechanicals will see a big change in the Ciaz facelift with the brand new 1.5 litre M15 Petrol engine giving out 100bhp and 133nm of torque along with a 6 speed automatic gearbox thus ditching the old 4 speed auto on the current car.
The diesel burner will continue to be the trusted 1.3 DDis motor with 90 bhp and 200 Nm of torque. Unlike the Verna, Vento and Rapid the Ciaz wont be offered with a diesel automatic.
The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift is expected to be launched in early 2017 however the biggest change could be that the Ciaz moving out of the regular Maruti Suzuki showrooms to be sold in the premium NEXA range of dealerships according to some sources.