Spied – Maruti Ciaz caught during its Indian ad shoot with Ranveer Singh
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Top-end model gets 16-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels.
Maruti’s next launch, the Ciaz, is inching close as the car maker plans to introduce the mid-size sedan next month. The company has started shooting the TVC of the car, and have also roped in Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh as the brand ambassador.
The Ciaz will be available with a petrol (1.4-liter four-cylinder K-Series) and a diesel engine (1.3-liter Fiat-sourced Multijet), both motors being borrowed from the Ertiga. While manual transmissions are expected to be seen on both variants, the petrol variant could get the option of an automatic as well in the future.
The Ciaz will be available in three variants each for the petrol and diesel. Top-end variants (as the one seen here) will get projector headlights, 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic AC, multifunction steering wheel, rear AC vents and an engine starter button.
The Ciaz will go up against segment leaders like the Honda City and Hyundai Verna. Pre-launch bookings are expected to start soon.
Competitors: Honda City, Hyundai Verna, VW Vento, Skoda Rapid, Fiat Linea, Nissan Sunny
Expected Price: INR 7.5 – 10.5 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Launch Date: September 2014
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