Last week, the Suzuki Alvio Pro (facelifted Suzuki Ciaz) debuted at the 2017 Chengdu Auto Show. Now, Suzuki has started working on the facelifted Ciaz's right-hand drive version in Europe, spy shots published by Motor1 Turkey have revealed.
The 2018 Maruti Ciaz seen in the spy shots has camouflaged front and rear ends, suggesting these are the portions which will see the exterior visual changes due with the facelift. The Chinese-spec version introduced last week has already shown this. On that note, revisions may include restyled front and rear aprons and new grille layout. The list of cosmetic changes may include tweaked tail lamps with new graphics as well.
The 2018 Maruti Ciaz's interior shouldn't differ much from the current model. Most changes should revolve around giving an aesthetic refresh to the upholstery and trim. The Smartplay infotainment system would then have in-built Android Auto compatability without requiring an upgrade. The current model's unit requires a software upgrade for the same.
The current Maruti Ciaz is available with the K14B 1.4-litre VVT petrol and 1.3-litre DDiS 200 diesel engine options. The petrol engine, tuned to produce 68 kW (91.15 hp) and 130 Nm of torque, is paired to either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic transmission. The diesel engine, developing 66 kW (88.47 hp) and 200 Nm of torque, is coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission. A recent report said that Maruti Suzuki has successfully tested the Ciaz with a 1.5-litre diesel engine. This new, in-house developed engine could arrive in the Ciaz with the facelift.
The 2018 Maruti Ciaz's launch timeline is currently unknown. With no local test mule sightings so far indicate that the launch is still a few months away.
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