- The Ciaz will get its first major update since its launch.
- Bookings have commenced across all dealerships for an amount of Rs 11,000.
- The facelifted Ciaz gets a new grille, revised headlamps and tail lamps with new alloy wheels.
- Under the hood might be a new 1.5-litre petrol engine.
Maruti Suzuki is gearing up for the launch of the new and updated Ciaz this festive season. Bookings for the mid-life update of the C-segment sedan has already begun across the Nexa dealership. Ahead of the official reveal and launch, the carmaker has teased the refreshed sedan in a new teaser video, this time revealing the redesigned tail lights.
We know now that the Ciaz facelift will get a new fascia with revised grille and headlight cluster. The newly designed grille will evidently make the sedan look more upmarket. There are projector headlamps seen in the teaser along horizontal LED DRLs in the lower section. The C-segment sedan will sit on stylish new wheels while the bumpers will get a fresh look both fore and aft to keep the overall design fresh for another few years.
In terms of interior, we expect a new touchscreen and a revamped cabin layout in order to keep up with the competition. There will be a revised feature list as well, with added standard equipment. The most significant change will be under the skin. The Ciaz might debut the new 1.5-litre K15B petrol engine. This engine already powers the next-gen Indonesian-spec Ertiga and is expected to be offered on the Ciaz as well as the S-Cross. This new engine will replace the current 1.4-litre unit and it should produce around 104bhp/138Nm and will come paired with a five-speed manual transmission as standard. There are rumours that the new petrol motor is likely to get Maruti’s mild-hybrid system as well. The oil burner would be the tried and tested 1.3-litre DDiS unit with 89bhp/200Nm. The Ciaz will continue to offer the best-in-class mileage.
When launched in India, the Ciaz will continue to remain in the fray against other C-segment sedans like the Honda City, Hyundai Verna and the Volkswagen Vento. Prices are expected to be slightly higher compared to the older model. More details will be revealed closer to its launch. So stay tuned to CarWale for more information on the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift.