In the first month of its launch, the new Maruti Ciaz sedan has set a new sales record – beating rivals Honda City and Hyundai Verna by a huge margin. Maruti Ciaz sales stood at 7,002 units where as sales of Honda City stood at 2,790 units, and that of Hyundai Verna stood at 3,361 units.
Sales of Maruti Ciaz were 4,212 units higher than that of Honda City, and 3,641 units higher than the Hyundai Verna. Not only Ciaz sales are more than double of respective City and Verna sales, they are also higher than the combined sales of City + Verna (6,151 units).
Speaking about the new Maruti Ciaz facelift, it gets a new front grille, new headlamps with LED projector auto beam and LED DRLs along with LED fog lamps. Then there is 12 spoke machined alloy wheels which are offered on the Alpha trim while he also details its LED tail lamps. The new defogger on its rear windscreen is a new feature along with a built in glass antenna. The Ciaz gets a class leading feature in the form of a 510 liter boot space.
Going into its interiors, there is enhanced leg space, its leather finished, dual tone upholstery and the SmartPlay infotainment system which gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There is also a voice command system and the Ciaz’ TFT instrument cluster.
The wood finished dashboard and door trims are highlighted in the video. Ciaz boasts of a number of safety features among which are cruise control, dual front airbags, ABS, EBD, ESP, hill hold assist, seat belt reminder and speed alert system.
2018 Maruti Ciaz also gets a new 1.5 liter K15B engine which offers 103.5 bhp power and 138 Nm torque which comes in with an SHVS micro hybrid system ensuring better fuel efficiency. This engine gets mated to a 5 speed manual transmission and 4 speed automatic and is priced from Rs 8.19 lakhs. Diesel engine is 1.3 liter SHVS. It is priced from Rs 9.19 lakhs.