Maruti Ciaz Facelift 2018
The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is the Indian car maker’s C-segment offering. After a couple of years after its launch, the Ciaz finally gained momentum to surpass the Hyundai Verna and then the Honda City to become the C-segment leader, a first for Maruti in the Indian car market. The Ciaz has been around for about three years and is due for a mid-life update.
Being a mid-life update, the changes are more or less cosmetic. We haven’t spotted the test mules yet which means the launch would certainly be in the latter half of the year. Going by the segment standards, the Ciaz facelift will get LED Daytime running lamps and projector headlamps at least on the higher-spec trims. The bumpers will be tweaked along with the grille for a fresher look and we hope the Honda City-ish tail lamps go under the knife.
On the inside, the current Ciaz is at par with competition on the features front and we think Maruti might not change it much. It might get automatic headlamps or wipers to compete with the new Verna. Under the hood, it will continue to get the 1.4-litre petrol and the 1.3-litre diesel engines mated to five-speed manual gearboxes. The petrol will continue getting the four-speed automatic while the speculations are rife that the Ciaz will be the second Maruti to get the 1.6-litre Multijet II diesel engine.
It is also speculated that with the addition of the 1.6-litre engine, the Ciaz might be moved to the premium Nexa scheme of things with the Vitara Brezza becoming the flagship model for the regular dealers. The price will not increase by much for the base petrol but the 1.6-litre diesel Ciaz might supersede the top-spec Honda City in terms of pricing.
Maruti Ciaz Facelift Price and Launch Date
- Expected Price: 6 Lakhs
- Expected Launch: June 2018
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift Mileage
The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift mileage can range at around 19 kmpl with the petrol version and the segment-best mileage of 28 kmpl can be expected from the diesel version. The facelift version mileage could vary slightly, considering the minor changes in the exteriors and hence the overall aerodynamic effect at high speeds.
|Ciaz Facelift Expected Mileage||21 kmpl for manual and 20 kmpl for auto (petrol)/ 29 kmpl for diesel|
2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift Engine Specifications
|Engine Displacement||new 1.5-litre K15B petrol / 1.3-litre diesel|
|Max. Power||104 hp at 6,000 rpm / 89 hp at 4,000 rpm|
|Peak Torque||138 Nm at 4,000 rpm / 200 Nm at 1,750 rpm|
|Gearbox||five-speed manual or four-speed auto for petrol/ five-speed manual only for diesel|
|Suspension||McPherson Strut Front / Torsion Beam Rear|
|Brakes||Disc Front / Drum Rear|
2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift Dimensions
No changes are expected dimension wise as the Ciaz facelift is likely to measure the same as its predecessor. It stretches to 4,490 mm in length, 1,730 mm in width, 1,485 mm in height and has wheelbase of 2,650 mm. The boot space should be good enough to hold a volume of 530 litres while the ground clearance stands at 170 mm for the four-door sedan.
|Fuel tank capacity||43 litres|
|Kerb weight||1,010 kg|
Maruti Ciaz Ground Clearance
|Maruti Ciaz Facelift Ground Clearance||170 mm|
Maruti Ciaz Boot Space
|Maruti Ciaz Facelift Boot Space||530 litres|
Maruti Ciaz Tyre Size
|Front Tyre||185 / 65 R15 or 195 / 55 R16 on top end|
|Rear Tyre||185 / 65 R15 or 195 / 55 R16 on top end|
Maruti Ciaz Top Features
- Revised Cosmetic Updates
- LED Daytime Running Lights
- Newly Designed Alloy Wheels
- Improved Material Quality on the Inside
- Cruise Control
- Added Safety Equipment
- Bettered Comfort Levels
Stay tuned for updates on Maruti Ciaz Facelift India launch date, price, specifications, and more.