Maruti Suzuki has launched the Maruti Ciaz S in India with prices starting at INR 9.39 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). The S grade brings sportier styling to the Ciaz.
The Maruti Ciaz is now available in five grades: Sigma, Delta, Zeta, Alpha and S. Over the Ciaz Alpha, the Ciaz S gets front, side and rear underbody skirts and a prominent trunk lid spoiler with high-mount stop lamp. On the inside, the black colour theme and the grey chrome finish on the garnish are unique to the Ciaz. There is no addition to the list comfort and convenience, infotainment and safety features from the previously top-spec Alpha grade.
The Maruti Ciaz S is available in both petrol and diesel engine models. The K14B 1.4-litre VVT petrol and 1.3-litre DDiS 200 diesel engines are in regular tuning, without performance modifications. The petrol engine produces 68 kW (91.15 hp) at 6,000 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. The diesel engine develops 66 kW (88.47 hp) at 4,000 rpm and 200 Nm at 1,750 rpm of torque. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard. There's no AMT option for the Ciaz S.
Senior Executive Director (Marketing and Sales), Maruti Suzuki, Mr. R S Kalsi said:
Ciaz has established itself as one of the most progressive brands of Maruti Suzuki and has sold over 1.70 lakh units of Ciaz cumulative since its launch in October 2014. Introduction of Ciaz S will further strengthen the position of Ciaz in the market by catering to the requirements of a younger yet premium customer who believes in the sporty spirit of life.
The Maruti Ciaz S petrol is priced at INR 939,081 (ex-showroom Delhi). The Maruti Ciaz S diesel retails at INR 1,155,409 (ex-showroom Delhi). The S grade commands a premium of about INR 11,000 over the Alpha grade. MSIL says the Alpha variant accounted for 43% of the sales of the Ciaz in Q1 2017.