Report – Interior sketch of Maruti Ciaz reveals focus on rear seat comfort

Posted on: May 2, 2014 - 11:40am IST

This year will see the launch of the Maruti Ciaz mid-size sedan from India’s largest carmaker. Maruti has always found it difficult to succeed in the mid-size and premium segments, and even with the SX4, sales fizzled out after the initial launch period.

Maruti Ciaz interiors sketch press shot
An official sketch of the sedan’s cabin shows us what to expect.

A report on Autocar India says that the Ciaz will focus on rear seat comfort and will offer a luxury car-like cabin. Equipment wise, the Ciaz is expected to get more features than the SX4 it replaces.

Given that the Ciaz will be sold in markets like India and China with emphasis being on the rear seats, Suzuki engineers have fined tuned the sedan to offer a good back-seat experience. Improved ride quality, rigid mounting of suspension components and an overall length of over 4,545 mm (longer than the new Honda City) are some of the focus points of the Ciaz. The official interior sketch provides an early look at the cabin of the new Honda City rival.

Suzuki Alivio front at Auto China 2014
A near production Ciaz, called Alivio, was revealed at the Beijing Motor Show last month.

The Ciaz was revealed in near production specification at the Beijing Motor Show last month. Previously, the concept was shown at the Auto Expo as the Concept Ciaz and at last year’s Shanghai Auto Show as the Concept Authentics.

Suzuki Alivio Image Gallery

Maruti Ciaz Concept Image Gallery

[Source – Autocar India]

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3 thoughts on “Report – Interior sketch of Maruti Ciaz reveals focus on rear seat comfort

  1. NIKHIL says:

    If maruti can’t bring ciaz with 1.6 litre engine for disel then maruti can not compare ciaz with verna because verna is more powerful then ciaz

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  2. s.b.mayan says:

    the first made in japan maruthi 800 was a good quality car and I had it for over 150000 kms without any major problems. Subsequently I owned a under powered maruthi 1000 and then a zen. Both the latter cars were in a disappointing state by 100000KMS, despite regular service. If maruthi can regain the original quality levels then indeed I will once again become your potential customer.

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  3. Dr. Nayak says:

    Problem with Maruti is that, most of their mid-size cars are just assembled without much local content (payback to Suzuki Japan). This makes it more expensive in terms of VFM propositions. Why would anyone pay high price for a car that is in the bottom of the barrel in rest of the word in terms of quality, safety, service, and name recognition? There you go!

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