IAB Report - Sportier Maruti Ciaz with bodykit planned, launch expected soon

19/11/2014 - 11:15 | ,   | Anjan Ravi

No performance upgrades though. 

While Maruti is working towards reducing the backlog of the Ciaz's deliveries, sources tell Indian Autos Blog that the company is planning on a new sportier variant for the sedan. No, Maruti will not plonk a larger and more powerful engine, but instead plans on improving the aesthetics of the already well proportioned sedan.

Maruti Ciaz profile
The sporty variant will get side skirts, a chin spoiler and a diffuser-like element at the rear.

Like the 'Aero Kit' package offered on many existing Marutis, a similar design package has been developed for the Ciaz, complete with a chin spoiler, side skirts and a diffuser-like element for the rear.

And while the multi-spoke 16-inch alloy wheels on the current top-end Ciaz look classy, the sportier model will see a dull gray/matte finish for them for added appeal. The exterior package will likely be complemented with a spoiler. Inside, Maruti plans on equipping this variant of the Ciaz with its new SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system which gets integrated GPS navigation among other features like Bluetooth, USB, AUX-in and CD/MP3.

Maruti Ciaz dashboard
A new SmartPlay infotainment system will be available on this variant, sources say.

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Other features that are likely to be seen include illuminated door sills, premium seat covers and pillows. The mechanicals of the car will remain untouched. The Ciaz is offered with a 1.4-liter petrol and a 1.3-liter diesel engine. The petrol can also be had with a 4-speed automatic transmission.

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