Launch of Maruti Ciaz sedan is expected in mid September 2014. With so many units already produced, dispatch to dealers across the country will commence soon. Booking for Maruti Ciaz should open simultaneously as launch nears.
Maruti Ciaz petrol will be offered in three variants, VXi, VXi+ and ZXi, and Ciaz diesel too in three trims, VDi, VDi+ and ZDi. Ciaz petrol version is believed to equip 1.4 litre K-Series engine (K14B) producing 95 PS max. power and 130 Nm peak torque, and diesel model to house 1.3 litre DDIS engine generating 90 PS max. power and 200 Nm peak torque. Both engines are already doing duty in Maruti Ertiga MPV. It is unclear if CVT (Continuously Varying Transmission) unit mated to petrol engine will be offered as automatic variant.
Maruti Ciaz will compete with segment rivals like Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Volkswagen Vento, Skoda Rapid, Fiat Linea and Nissan Sunny. Question is, will it emerge victor or will suffer like SX4?
Via – Gaadiwaadi