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The near production version of the Maruti Ciaz has premiered at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show, as the Suzuki Alivio. To be launched later this year as the replacement to the SX4 sedan, Concept Alivio is a further refinement toward production model. Suzuki has confirmed that the car would receive a 1,586 cc DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder petrol engine with a newly developed six-speed automatic transmission. The...

Maruti Suzuki has issued a recall for the Maruti Swift, Maruti Swift Dzire and Maruti Ertiga. This is the second time these cars are being recalled as in November last year, the same models were called back for a faulty steering column. This time around, the recall affects the fuel filler neck of these cars. When fuel is filled up to the fuel cap beyond the auto cutoff level, there exists a possibility...

Following up the crash tests of popular Indian cars, Global NCAP have crash tested an India-made Maruti Swift ZXi (top-end petrol variant). As with other cars, the crash test car was a stock vehicle, what consumers buy in the any dealership in India. With the VW Polo, the test authority chose to crash a version without airbags (base variant) and one with airbags. With other cars like the Figo and i10,...

Maruti Suzuki will issue a recall for the Maruti Swift Dzire to rectify a fault with the compact sedan’s fuel neck filler, Financial Express has reported. The affected vehicles are manufactured in 2013 and 2014, and Maruti will replace the affected part free of charge. The recall will affect nearly 150,000 units of the Dzire, thereby making it the single largest recall in the country. In the...

These spyshots snapped by a MotorBash reader are reported as Maruti’s upcoming LCV testing on roads in the NCR. The LCV is reported to be codenamed Y9T, and a market launch is expected to take place next year, but we have no means to verify if the spotted vehicle is the Maruti Y9T. The Maruti Y9T will launch in India next year. The mule spotted here wears Haryana registration plates like other...

Maruti will soon have its third shot at the mid-size sedan segment. The company’s first attempt, the Maruti Baleno, received less-than-expected response. In 2007, Maruti introduced the SX4, which in its introductory period, got the desired sales volumes for the company. However, sales of the SX4 have decelerated over the last couple of years. For the last six months of 2013, the SX4 sold somewhere...

A camouflaged prototype of the Maruti Ciaz was spotted testing in Gurgaon by a reader of CarWale.com. The C-segment sedan was presented as a study at the 2014 Auto Expo. Maruti has not announced production plans, but sources confirm that the vehicle will be in the marketplace in the second half of the year, replacing the slow-selling SX4. With a sleek design, solidly built interior and perhaps a bigger...

The production version of the Suzuki Authentics/Maruti Ciaz was patented in China recently. Here are leaks from the patent office showing all angles of the car, released by Chinese news outlet AutoHome. Would Suzuki show the production version at the Beijing Auto Show next month? Maruti Ciaz Concept added for comparison. The design of the headlamp, foglamp and wing mirror is diluted in the production...