Spied – Suzuki Alivio (Maruti Ciaz) shows its rear legroom in China, Indian launch soon

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Focus is clearly on the rear seat.

Seen here is the Suzuki Alivio (the Chinese version of the soon-to-launch Maruti Ciaz) parked next to its predecessor, the SX4. Suzuki of China revealed a pre-production Alivio at the Beijing Motor Show in April this year, and sales of the sedan are expected to start in China soon.

Suzuki Alivio spied production model rear legroom
The Alivio gets an almost flat floor at the rear.

Seen exclusive to the Chinese model is a full chrome grille, chrome outlines for the foglight enclosures, a sunroof and dual exhausts mounted within the rear bumper.

A recent report stated that Maruti will be launching the Ciaz early next month in a total of six variants (3 each for petrol and diesel). All variants would come with projector headlights as standard fitment, while the top-end model would get features such as 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, steering mounted controls, engine starter button, ABS, EBD and dual airbags.

Suzuki Alivio spied production model boot
The Alivio next to its predecessor, the SX4.

Read: Maruti Ciaz teased in India for the first time

As these images show, the Ciaz is expected to offer a comfortable rear seat experience thanks to its length (which would be about 4,545 mm), and a relatively flat floor. Pre-launch bookings for the Ciaz 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

Suzuki Alivio – Spy Image Gallery

Suzuki Alivio – Image Gallery

[Spy images from Auto Home]

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