First unveiled at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo, Maruti Ciaz will replace the SX4 sedan, which now has been discontinued in India. Once launched, Ciaz will compete with the likes of Honda City and Hyundai Verna.
Apart from India, the Ciaz will also be launched in China, where it premiered at the Beijing Motor Show as Suzuki Alivio Concept. Just yesterday, the first images of Suzuki Alivio exteriors were revealed without any camouflage. And now, today the interiors of the car has been revealed.
From the spy shots leaked (credit to Auto Home), it is clear that Maruti Ciaz will feature amongst the best interiors in the segment. On offer will be rear ac vents, leather seats, instrument control featuring both digital and analogue meters, steering mounted pedal shifters (only on the automatic CVT variant), and huge rear legroom.
The new Ciaz / Alivio has been designed to offer best in class rear seat comfort. 4,545 mm in length, 1,730 mm in width and 1,475 mm in height, engine options on offer will include both petrol and diesel powered units. For petrol, it will be 1.4l engine with 95 PS and 130 Nm, while diesel unit will be 1.3l Fiat MultiJet with 90 PS and 200 Nm torque.
Transmission options for petrol will be manual and automatic, while for diesel it will be only manual. For China, there will be no diesel engine on offer. Only engine option will be in form of 1.6l DOHC petrol 4 cylinder engine with new six speed gearbox which will offer better mileage.