According to a report on CarToq, the 2018 Maruti Ciaz (facelift) when launched will be the most fuel efficient in its class thanks to an all-new petrol engine.
The report states that the 2018 Ciaz petrol manual will return 21.56 km/l and the petrol automatic 20.28 km/l. For reference, the outgoing Ciaz with the 1.4-liter K-Series petrol engine delivers 20.73 km/l with a manual and 19.12 km/l with the 4-speed torque converter automatic.
Key to the improved fuel efficiency is the new 1.5-liter K15B VVT petrol engine and the SHVS mild hybrid technology with start-stop system. Interestingly the report states that Maruti will continue the 5-speed manual and 4-speed torque converter automatic on the Ciaz facelift.
Further, CarToq reports that the 1.5-liter K15B engine delivers 103 bhp and 138 Nm of torque, as compared to the outgoing model’s 1.4-liter engine producing 91 bhp and 130 Nm of torque.
Though the diesel variant of the 2018 Ciaz will, reportedly, be unavailable at launch, it will carry forward the 1.3-liter DDiS unit from which develops 89 bhp and 200 Nm and will come paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Other changes on the 2018 Ciaz include LED headlights, a new grille, redesigned bumpers, LED brake lights, a lighter faux wood trim for the dashboard, adjustable rear headrests and a new multi-information display in the instrument cluster.
The 2018 Maruti Ciaz is reported to have its launch on August 20. Ahead of the event, several NEXA dealers have started accepting bookings (unofficially) for a deposit of INR 21,000. Existing stock of the Ciaz too is running out thanks to generous discounts on offer.
[Source - CarToq.com]