Old vs New – Maruti Ciaz vs Maruti SX4

Posted on: Sep 5, 2014 - 10:29am IST

The SX4 successor has a longer wheelbase and a more premium cabin. 

Maruti Suzuki is gearing up to launch the Ciaz next month, and thus replace the aging SX4. Here is a pictorial comparison of the Ciaz with its predecessor.

Maruti Ciaz vs Maruti SX4 front quarter
The SX4 sedan was derived from the hatchback.

On the design front, the SX4 sedan is derived from the hatchback, which in turn uses a crossover bodystyle. In fact the car’s name stands for “Sports C(X)rossover for 4-seasons”.

Maruti Ciaz vs Maruti SX4 side
The Ciaz looks more elegant than the SX4.

The Ciaz meanwhile is designed as a sedan which shows in the side profile with its roof gently arching at both ends as compared to the steeply raked windshields of the SX4. The side profile also gives an idea of the wheelbase of these cars: where the SX4’s wheelbase measures 2,500 mm, the Ciaz has a generous 2,650 mm wheelbase.

Maruti Ciaz vs Maruti SX4 cabin
The Ciaz sports a longer wheelbase than the SX4.

The additional 150 mm between the wheels goes in enhancing the rear seat space of the Ciaz, as can be seen in the cabin images. The Ciaz also benefits from an almost flat floor and rear AC vents.

Maruti Ciaz vs Maruti SX4 dashboard
The Ciaz’s dashboard gets a dual-tone theme.

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Comparing the dashboards, its clear to see that the Ciaz’s looks more premium thanks to its dual-tone theme and wood-like inserts.

Maruti Ciaz vs Maruti SX4 rear quarter

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: By mid-October 2014

Maruti Ciaz – Image Gallery

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6 thoughts on “Old vs New – Maruti Ciaz vs Maruti SX4

  1. Azhar Yete says:

    3k bookings already think its a winner but i like the macho looks of the sx4 more….

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  2. Azhar Yete says:

    3k bookings already think its a winner but i like the macho looks of the sx4 more….

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  3. Azhar Yete says:

    3k bookings already think its a winner but i like the macho looks of the sx4 more….

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  4. Veeru Muttal says:

    Was thinking of Ertiga replacement on this platform…..does that sounds interesting????

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  5. Subhash says:

    ciaz..its late..but atleast they came now and they are coming hard on Honda and Verna. Way back Maruti did a terrible thing by introducing Petrol SX4 and this hurts badly on the figure sale. Same time Verna diesel Cached in smartly. Now Ciaz has both petrol and diesel engines. It looks and feels like a proper 10 lak car with loaded features. So…Diwaali has come early this time….Happy India..Cheers India…Cheers Maruti…

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    1. See Kay says:

      SX4 also had the 1.3 MJD (diesel) before it went off sales.
      I feel, on the pricing front, variant to variant Ciaz would be about 30K to 50K cheaper than the City. Reviews indicate the 1.3 MJD will do a good job in this C Segment sedan. 1.4 K Series Petrol should also be decent, I presume.
      With that, if they can sell a steady (3 – 3.5K units / month after the initial euphoria sales) they have a winner on hands.
      – SeeKay

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