There are no specific changes made to the interiors, other than the gear shift lever, and everything is just like the other stable mates. What hits you in the face, once seated, is the spacious nature of the cabin. Owners will appreciate the uncluttered dash and all the controls are accessible without stretching your muscles. The dual tone colours that are splashed across the interiors drag along some elegance and extra virtual space to the overall appeal. We really felt that the wooden inserts, silver accents around the switches, vents and gear lever lend a premium feel. That said, parts like the power window switches and steering look like they have come off the Maruti hatches. Though it works well, car makers need to find their way around this as it tends to dampen the user experience.
The front seats are quite comfortable with adequate levels of support for the back and thigh. We felt that the visibility over the hood is something you will never have to struggle for. Vertically challenged owners will also have all the means to knit themselves onto a desirable driving position with the adjustable driver’s seat. Maruti has worked well in making the rear section of the cabin applaudable. Even though the headroom in the rear could have been better, the seat is spacious enough to handle three people in reasonable comfort. Thigh support is great and the seat back is accurately raked. If you are mostly chauffeured around, the amount of legroom you get when the front seats are pushed all the way is astonishing.
Automatic Ciaz’s come equipped with keyless entry, power windows, auto air-con, height adjustable driver’s seat and electric mirrors as standard. Also available is a multi-information display, illumination control, rear ac vents, tilt steering and an audio player with bluetooth and USB along with steering mounted controls. Standard safety features include ABS, two airbags, rear defogger and a reverse parking sensor. Buyers can also opt for features like leather upholstery, push button start, alloys, electric folding mirrors and a rear parking camera through the available variants.