Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed a total penalty of INR 2,545 crores on as many as 14 auto companies in India for anti competitive practices on spare parts. Among these auto makers are Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors, and Honda Cars India.
With Onam, Dusshera, Navratri and Diwali festivals just around the corner, automakers are embarking on massive advertisement campaigns to lure buyers back into showrooms. Each automaker is ensuring that timing is right for new launches and facelifts and will be reportedly spending anything between INR 400-450 crores on advertising.
Scheduled to be launched next month, production of Ciaz sedan is taking place at full swing in Maruti’s Manesar plant in Haryana. To be launched in a price range of Rs 7-10 lakhs, the new Maruti Ciaz will compete with Honda City and Hyundai Verna in India.
Maruti Suzuki’s recently launched promotion campaign for upcoming Maruti Ciaz sedan, Cool Cat is in Town, has released a new video and a picture in an attempt to create a groove around the SX4 replacement.
Hyundai Elite i20 launched just a few days back and just the pre-launch bookings (4,600 orders) show that it is up for a bigger game the i20 nameplate ever saw in India. Question that comes up here is, will second generation i20 premium hatchback beat the yet-unassailable Maruti Swift? Here is our comparison review.
Atleast 1000 units of Maruti Ciaz sedan are seen produced and stocked at Manesar plant of Maruti Suzuki India Limited, which is spied by folks at Gaadiwaadi. They previously reported that about 600 units of diesel variants have already made it to stockyard.
Suzuki Alivio is spied in China along with its predecessor SX4. Suzuki Alivio will be launched in India as Maruti Ciaz, likely next month. Suzuki Alivio Concept was showcased at 2014 Beijing Motor Show in April , launch is pending in China. Maruti Ciaz Concept was premiered at 2014 Delhi Auto Expo in February.
Maruti Suzuki India seems to have adopted a unique way to start the online promotions of their new Ciaz sedan before launch next month. A new image has surfaced online, showing a cat driving the Maruti Ciaz. Not only this, a video has also been created, lyrics of which say Ciaz.