Maruti Suzuki has refreshed their C-segment sedan, the Ciaz, with all-new styling and is offering a new petrol engine with it as well. The pricing starts from Rs 8.19 lakhs for the entry-level petrol trim and goes all the way to Rs 10.97 lakhs for the top-spec diesel manual Alpha trim.
The prominent changes to the fascia include the all-new honeycomb mesh grille with chrome highlights on the top and bottom line.
The headlamps have been redesigned to house LED DRLs and the bumper has now become more aggressive and houses the fog-lamps setup.
Since it is the same body shell, the profile remains the same and it gets a new set of multi-spoke alloy wheels which look premium.
The design of the tail section is almost the same except for the new tail lamps and added bits of chrome. The rear bumper has also become a little more aggressive in keeping with the overall design.
On the inside, the beige interiors have been retained and the top-spec Ciaz gets wooden trim akin to its smaller sibling, the Dzire.
The top-spec car gets leather upholstery and both the rows get armrests. The rear passenger row gets separate AC vents and a 12V socket.
The door pockets have bottle holders for both front as well as the rear doors. It also gets a rear-windshield blind to keep the heat away.
The large boot still remains one of its defining features given that the body shell is still the same. In fact, at about 500-litres, it is one of the largest boots in the segment.
Finally, the Ciaz debuts the 1.5-litre petrol engine developing 103bhp of power and gets both manual as well as automatic gearbox options.
The 1.3-litre 90bhp diesel engine continues to serve in the Ciaz and gets a five-speed manual gearbox option only.