Maruti Suzuki launched the Ciaz sedan a year back which turned up to be a runaway success for the car maker with 60,000 customers won in record 10 months.
Maruti Suzuki also launched many new variants for the Ciaz which included the RS version, ZXi+ with Smart play infotainment system and the SHVS hybrid tech for the DDiS engine. The company now plans to introduce the automatic gearbox on the fully loaded ZXI+ trim. Earlier buyers could only buy the automatic transmission equipped Ciaz in the mid level VXi and ZXi trims which missed out on a lot of features. With the inclusion of the automatic transmission on the feature loaded ZXI+ trim, the Ciaz ZXi+ will find create a lot more excitement among buyers in the market and will give the Honda City some stiff competition.
Powering the Ciaz is a 1.3 litre DDIS diesel engine producing 89 bhp at 4,000 rpm while peak torque stands at 200 nm at 1,750 rpm. The 1.3 litre diesel engine comes mated to a 5 speed manual transmission and SHVS technology. The Ciaz diesel returns 28.09 kmpl. The 1.4 litre petrol motor puts out 91 bhp matched to either a four speed automatic gearbox or a five speed manual gearbox. The Ciaz returns 20.73 in manual transmission, while the automatic returns 19.12 kmpl.
The Ciaz ZXi+ comes with Projector headlamps, leather Seat Upholstery, Intelligent Key (Push Start/Stop), Keyless Entry, Touchscreen SmartPlay Infotainment system, Navigation System, Voice Command and safety features like dual airbags and ABS offered from base variants.
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz competes with the likes of Hyundai Verna, Honda City, Volkswagen Vento and SKODA Rapid.
Prices for the Ciaz ZXi+ automatic transmission
Ciaz ZXi+ automatic Rs. 10,35,206 (Ex showroom Goa)
Ciaz ZXi+ automatic Rs. 11,94,142 (On Road Goa)