Revealed: Video of near-production ready Maruti Ciaz: Suzuki Alivio
Suzuki unveiled a new sedan concept at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show – Alivio Concept. This concept is a developed version of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz concept, which was showcased at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo in February. To be launched in India later this year, to replace the SX4, Alivio Concept is a near-production ready version of Maruti Ciaz for India.
New Suzuki Alivio Concept is 4,545 mm long, 1,730 mm wide and 1,475 mm tall. To be offered in a choice of petrol and diesel engines in India, this SX4 replacing sedan will compete with the likes of new Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Volkswagen Vento, Skoda Rapid, and Fiat Linea. Engines will continue to be the same as offered on the present SX4, in the form of 1.4l petrol and 1.3l diesel. Manual transmission will come as standard.
For China, Suzuki will sell the car with 1.6l petrol DOHC 4 cylinder engine mated to their newly developed 6 speed manual transmission, which will deliver better fuel efficiency and smooth delivery of power.
Compared to the Ciaz Concept, one can clearly notice the changes made to the exterior. The Ciaz, being an early concept, was a little loud and overly sporty. But that is not the case with Alivio, which now features a close to production-ready face. As for the interiors, as was the case at 2014 Delhi Auto Expo, in Beijing as well, the interiors of the car were not revealed. Maruti Suzuki is expected to launch the car before Diwali 2014.