Spied – Clear images of the Suzuki Alivio (Maruti Ciaz); Indian launch by festive season

Posted on: Jun 9, 2014 - 1:48pm IST

These are clear spyshots of the Suzuki Alivio from China, where the sedan is expected to launch by the end of this year. While the car will be called Alivio in China, it will launch as the Maruti Ciaz in India very soon.

Spied Maruti Ciaz Suzuki Alivio China front
The Alivio will launch in India as the Maruti Ciaz.

As these images show, the production Ciaz remains true to the concept shown at the Auto Expo this year. Design elements at the front include flared headlights and a rectangular chrome grille. Towards the side, the length of the car indicates that it could be longer than its segment rivals (Honda City and Hyundai Verna), while the rear section sports similar taillights as the new Honda City.

Spied Maruti Ciaz Suzuki Alivio China rear
The rear of the Ciaz reminds us of the new Honda City.

Interior spyshots of the car show that it will share a few key components such as the steering wheel and indicator/wiper stalks with other Maruti cars like the Swift/Dzire/Ertiga.

Spied Maruti Ciaz Suzuki Alivio China side
The Ciaz will compete with the likes of the Hyundai Verna and Honda City.

The Ciaz will launch in India by the festive season (before September this year) with petrol and diesel engines. Going by reports, the petrol engine could be the 1.4-liter four-cylinder from the Ertiga, while the diesel engine would be the 1.3-liter Fiat Multijet. The petrol will come with manual and CVT gearbox options, but the diesel will get only a manual option.

Suzuki Alivio Production Concept – Image Gallery

[Spy images from Auto Home]

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9 thoughts on “Spied – Clear images of the Suzuki Alivio (Maruti Ciaz); Indian launch by festive season

  1. manish says:

    Everything is satisfactory…… The real deal is engine …if it is 1.6 diesel mill…
    It will be a clear king of the segment ..but if its the same 1.3 ddis …it will be thumps down…which was reason for failure of sx4 diesel…u can’t fool people….they need power …acceleration…. As for the money they are paying…1.3 diesel will be underpowered…engine will decide the future of this car

  2. sid says:

    Stop saying that the rear is from the city! the cqr wich is unveiled first is the original… so the ciaz is the genuine one while the city is a ripoff

  3. Aravind says:

    Doesn’t look like in the league of City or Verna.. But if they offer better space, good ride quality, good FE than the competition, then it might sell. Otherwise it be be like another SX4 story.

    I did not believe that SX4 is so cramped inside until I got into my friends car..

  4. R K says:

    Why do you think it’s a premium car for them? They don’t seem to think so

  5. Anis says:

    The front side looks like the boring Sunny. While the rear is a copy paste of Honda City. Lets see where it is priced at.

  6. Ganesh says:

    Looks good. If it is more roomier than City and Verna with good pricing, we have a winner. I agree thay cud have come with newer steering, power wind buttons etc!

  7. Ayyappan says:

    Sorry to say, in all probability, the Ciaz will mirror the outgoing SX4 in terms of sales numbers !

    Maruti will remain the small car maker king for a longer time than expected, they haven’t cracked it yet.

  8. Nish says:

    Looks okay.. But the rear is a Rip-Off of the New 2014 Honda City.. Whose copied whom ? Hope that this also is not a bearer of the curse Maruti had to deal in premium segment earlier.. case in point SX4, Kizashi, Grand Vitara etc.

    Parts from Dzire and Swift.. Come on Maruti !! Add some new parts in your parts bin for your Premium Cars atleast !!


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