Beijing Live – Suzuki Alivio Concept (Near-production Maruti Ciaz) debuts
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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 car measures 4,545 mm long, 1,730 mm wide and 1,475 mm tall.
The car’s chief engineer says the tuning and handling of the vehicle has been from the driver’s seat as well as from the rear seat to achieve a “confident and comfortable” setting.
The Suzuki Alivio and the Maruti Ciaz are based on the Suzuki Authentics concept showcased for the first time at the Auto Shanghai 2013. The Ciaz then made its India debut at the Auto Expo 2014 earlier this year.
Suzuki Alivio – 2014 Beijing Auto Show – Image Gallery
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