With the Festive season upon us, automakers are eager to cash in on this auspicious period of the year when most buyers make a bee line to auto showrooms. Key automakers in the country, such as Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Mahindra and Toyota are all offering discounts and exchange schemes to attract buyers.
The ever popular Maruti Ciaz sedan, which is currently priced from Rs 8.19 lakhs for the base variant to Rs 10.97 lakhs for the top of the line trim, is also being offered at a discount upto Rs 25,000. This includes Rs 10,000 corporate discount and Rs 15,000 exchange scheme.
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift was recently launched in India and has immediately become the best selling car in the segment. It receives subtle exterior and interior updates that allow it to stand out in competition even as the Honda City and Hyundai Verna also received updates. It is seen with smoked out headlamps with a new cluster, single streak LED DRLs, extensive use of chrome on grille and fog lamp bezels while the facelift now sits on new smoked machine cut alloy wheels. Changes to the rear includes new LED tail lamps and chrome accents on its bumper while the LED bar on the tail lamp gives the new Ciaz an imposing look.
Changes to the interior consist of a faux wood finished dashboard, a new instrument cluster with multi information display with a circular speedo and tacho along with cruise control. The cabin layout is similar to that seen on its earlier counterpart with plenty of head and leg room specially in the passenger area. The touchscreen infotainment system is also the same supporting Android Auto and Apple CarPlay besides Bluetooth and AUX-IN.
Maruti Ciaz gets a new engine. The 1.4 liter petrol engine is now replaced by a K15B 1.5 liter petrol engine that now offers 103 bhp power and 138 Nm torque. The engine is not only more powerful but also more fuel efficient
Ever since launch, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz has become India’s highest selling compact sedan in the first half of FY2018-19. The company had registered 10,000 bookings in the first month of launch with over 24,000 units sold between April and September 2018. The Ciaz commands a 28.8% market share in its segment and continues its rivalry with Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Toyota Yaris, Volkswagen Vento and Skoda Rapid.