IAB Picks - 5 more things we know about the Maruti Ciaz

02/09/2014 - 12:35 | ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi

The Maruti Ciaz has been announced for a market launch in the coming weeks. We had compiled a list of 5 already known facts of the Ciaz earlier and here are 5 more things that have come to light today.

1. Mid-October launch

Maruti Ciaz teaser ad with Ranveer Singh
Bollywood Actor Ranveer Singh has been roped in as the brand ambassador.

The Maruti Ciaz will be launched by mid-October, though pre-launch bookings for the car will start tomorrow. Needless to say, it is expected to give stiff competition to the Honda City, Hyundai Verna and VW Vento.

2. Best-in-class efficiency

Maruti Ciaz press shots side
Maruti has clearly benchmarked the Ciaz with the new City, and has worked on the efficiency front.

The Ciaz diesel, which is good for 26.21 km/l, has taken over the baton from the Honda City as India's most fuel efficient car. The petrol Ciaz too delivers class-leading efficiency of 20.73 km/l.

3. Four variants each for petrol and diesel

Maruti Ciaz press shots projector headlights
The Ciaz will have all the bells-and-whistles expected from its segment.

The Honda City rival will be available in four variants, each in petrol and diesel (VXi/VDi, VXi+/VDi+, ZXi/ZDi and ZXi+/ZDi+). Features such as projector headlights, rear AC vents, driver armrest, electrically adjustable wing mirrors, a touchscreen infotainment system, dual-tone interior, steering mounted controls, reverse parking sensors, dual airbags and ABS would be seen on higher variants.

4. New SmartPlay infotainment system

Maruti Ciaz press shots center screen
The top-end Ciaz will benefit from the new touchscreen system.

The Ciaz gets Maruti's new 'SmartPlay' infotainment system which is basically a touchscreen infotainment system that doubles up for satellite navigation and as a reverse camera display. It features radio, USB, AUX-in, SD card, Bluetooth and voice recognition.

5. Engine specifications

Maruti Ciaz press shots engine starter
The Ciaz's engines are carried over from the Ertiga.

The Maruti Ciaz will borrow powertrains from the Ertiga. The 1.4-litre K-Series petrol engine is good for 92.45 PS (91.14 bhp) and 130 Nm of torque while the 1.3-litre DDiS (Fiat MultiJet) diesel dishes out 90 PS (88.7 bhp) and 200 Nm of torque. The engines come paired to 5-speed manual transmissions, though the petrol also gets the option of a 4-speed automatic gearbox.

Also Read: Maruti Ciaz vs Hyundai Verna vs VW Vento vs Fiat Linea vs Nissan Sunny vs Ford Fiesta

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