2018 Maruti Ciaz (facelift) variants & features revealed

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CarToq reports that the 2018 Maruti Ciaz (facelift) will continue to offer four trim levels, just like the current model. The variants are Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha in increasing order of price. However, Maruti has reportedly made changes to the equipment levels of each trim which are listed below.

2018 Maruti Ciaz facelift teaser grille
All variants of the 2018 Ciaz will reportedly offer ABS, EBD, dual front airbags, ESC and Hill Start Assist.

  • 2018 Maruti Ciaz Sigma: ABS, EBD, dual front airbags, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Hill Start Assist, infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity.
  • 2018 Maruti Ciaz Delta: Features of Sigma + 15-inch alloy wheels, cruise control
  • 2018 Maruti Ciaz Zeta: Features of Delta + LED projector headlamps, LED DRLs, LED foglamps with chrome garnish
  • 2018 Maruti Ciaz Alpha: Features of Zeta + diamond-cut 16-inch alloy wheels

Maruti has sent out media invites for experiencing the new Ciaz later this month. This further confirms that an August 20 launch is very much on the cards and several NEXA dealers have started accepting bookings (unofficially) for a deposit of INR 21,000.

At launch, the 2018 Ciaz will reportedly come only with a petrol engine. The engine in question is the 1.5-liter VVT K15B four-cylinder unit which is new to India, but already powers the 2018 (Maruti) Ertiga in Indonesia and the new Suzuki Jimny Sierra. On the Ciaz, the engine will reportedly deliver 103 bhp and 138 Nm of torque and will come paired to a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic gearbox. The former delivers 21.56 km/l, and the petrol automatic is good for 20.28 km/l, mileage reportedly, making the 2018 Ciaz petrol the most fuel efficient petrol sedan.

2018 Maruti Ciaz facelift teaser headlight
According to reports, the 2018 Ciaz will be available only with a petrol engine at launch, but the diesel will follow later.

Also read: Suzuki Swift 'Strong Hybrid' debuts at GIIAS 2018 in Indonesia

When launched, the 2018 Ciaz will compete with the Hyundai Verna, Honda City, Toyota Yaris, Skoda Rapid and VW Vento.

[Source - CarToq.com]

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