IAB Report - Maruti Ciaz to launch on October 6

30/09/2014 - 10:04 | ,   | Nithyanandh K

The diesel variant is the most fuel efficient car in India.

Indian Autos Blog can reveal that the Maruti Ciaz will be launched on October 6. The SX4 replacement will go head-on with the Honda City, Hyundai Verna and the recently relaunched VW Vento and Skoda Rapid

Maruti Ciaz press shots front quarters
The Maruti Ciaz replaces the ailing SX4.

The initial bookings of the new mid-size sedan have already crossed 5,000 units, signalling a good acceptance. The Ciaz is available with a 1.4-litre K-Series petrol engine which puts out 95 PS (93.66 bhp) and 130 Nm of torque, and the famous 1.3-litre DDiS (Fiat Multijet) diesel engine that delivers 90 PS (88.7 bhp) and 200 Nm of torque.

While the petrol motor can be specified with a 5-speed manual gearbox or an optional 4-speed automatic transmission, the diesel motor makes do only with the manual unit. The manual petrol variant returns an ARAI certified mileage of 20.73 km/l and at 26.21 km/l, the diesel variant is the most fuel efficient car in the country.

Maruti Ciaz press shots dashboard
The dual-tone interior gets faux wood inserts in the top-end variants.

The petrol and diesel versions are available in 4 trim levels each. Standard features in the base variants include projector headlamps, keyless entry, electrically adjustable ORVMs, power windows and audio system.

Also read: Maruti Ciaz's variant-wise features list emerges

Competitors: Honda City, Hyundai Verna, VW Vento, Skoda Rapid, Fiat Linea, Nissan Sunny, Renault Scala
Expected Price: INR 7.5 - 10 lakhs, ex-showroom
Launch Date: October 6

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