The 2018 Maruti Ciaz facelift is only days away from its launch. Dileep Baria of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz owners club on Facebook has come up with clear spy images of the upcoming car's Delta petrol variant.
The first batch of new Maruti Ciaz has started reaching authorised dealerships. As has been the case with most mid-cycle facelifts, the 2018 Ciaz comes with a restyled front-end. It features a sleek front grille, a sportier bumper, and updated headlamps. The headlamps feature a LED projector setup along with LED Daytime Running Lamps (DRLs). The rear-end receives a new set of tail lights.
Even the interior gets some changes. The dashboard comes with a new faux wood trim, which has a lighter colour tone. The car also gets a revised instrument panel with a coloured MID. Maruti Suzuki has introduced cruise control with the latest update. The company has enhanced safety with the addition of a seatbelt reminder for the front passenger and a speed alert system. The latter works by sounding a beep if the car is being driven above 80 km/h.
Powering the petrol variant of the Maruti Ciaz facelift is the all-new 1.5-litre K15B engine. It produces 104.7 PS of maximum power and 138 Nm of peak torque in the 2018 Suzuki Ertiga. It will come mated to a 5-speed manual transmission as standard. A 4-speed automatic transmission will be optional. For the first time, the Ciaz petrol features SHVS mild-hybrid tech for enhanced efficiency now. According to a report, the new Ciaz petrol delivers a fuel economy of 21.56 km/l (MT)/20.28 km/l (AT). The Ciaz diesel continues using the Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre Multijet engine.