Maruti Ciaz sedan unveil at 2014 Delhi Auto Expo, launch by October
Maruti Suzuki India is slated to launch a new midsized sedan by the end of this year. Called Ciaz, this new sedan will make its global premiere at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo in Greater Noida next week. This is the same sedan which Maruti had been caught testing on Indian roads, and was code-named as YL1. The all new Ciaz sedan, once launched, will replace SX4 sedan.
Ciaz sedan from Maruti Suzuki, will be displayed at the 2014 Auto Expo along with the new Celerio hatchback. Of the two, Celerio will be launched first. Booking for Celerio has already begun, while test drive cars of Celerio have already arrived in showrooms.
The new Ciaz sedan is inspired from Suzuki Authentics concept, which was showcased at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show, the new Ciaz will be seen with interiors, features and engine details as seen on board the likes of other Maruti cars, Ertiga and Swift.
Ciaz will be powered by a 1.4 liter K2 petrol engine doing duty on board the Ertiga. This engine is capable of 94 bhp power and 130 Nm torque. A diesel engine is also slated for the new Ciaz in the form of a 1.6 liter Fiat Multijet engine while Maruti Suzuki could also introduce a 1.3 liter DDiS engine offering peak power of 89 bhp.
Ciaz is not expected for launch any time soon but could be launched in time to capure sales during the festive season (Diwali) later this year. The company is targeting volumes of 50,000 a year along with exports for Ciaz. Once launched, it will compete with the likes of Hyundai Verna, Honda City and VW Vento. (via)