Maruti Ciaz Facelift Launch, Price and Specifications

Maruti Ciaz 2018

While the Indo-Japanese carmaker kick stated 2018 with the launch of new-generation Swift, the new Maruti Ciaz 2018 facelift will be the next big product from the company. According to a latest report, the updated model will see a release in August, 2018. For 2018 model year, the mid-size sedan will witness subtle design and feature updates. Though, the major changes will be made under the hood. Ditching the existing 1.4L petrol and 1.3L diesel powertrains, the sedan will get the all-new 1.5L petrol and diesel motors. The latter one will continue to be benefited with mild-hybrid technology.

 Design and styling of the Ciaz could be heavily inspired by the China-spec 2017 Suzuki Alivio that broke cover at the Chengdu International Auto Show in August, 2017. First launched in 2015, the Maruti Ciaz cracked the C-segment sedan space, and received outstanding response from buyers that was further boosted with the introduction of the SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) mild hybrid system. However, the sedan has been witnessing consistent drop in sales from last several months. Reason behind the downfall is the new-generation Verna that surpassed the Ciaz for the second consecutive month. In fact, the new City outsold Maruti’s popular sedan. Therefore, the Indo-Japanese carmaker will soon bring in the first mid-life facelift of the Ciaz.

New Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 2018 Key Features

– New front grille
– Revised bumpers
– Smoked headlamps
– Sunroof
– New instrument cluster with two pods
– Larger MID screen
– New needles for tachometer and speedometer
– Cruise control

New Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 2018 Launch Date

Official launch date and details of the 2018 Maruti Ciaz are yet to be confirmed by the carmaker. Though, the 2018 Maruti Ciaz launch is reported to hit showrooms in August, 2018. We will update our readers as soon as there is any revelation on Ciaz’s launch in India. Just so you know, the Indo-Japanese carmaker moved the Ciaz to its premium NEXA dealership in March 2017. Therefore, the facelifted model will continue to be retailed via NEXA outlets.

New Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 2018 Price List

Variant Expected Price
Base Model Rs 8.5 lakh
Top Model Rs 11.50 lakh

Similar to the current model, the new 2018 Maruti Ciaz carline will be offered in 5 trims – Sigma, Delta, Zeta, Alpha and Sport. If media reports are to be believed, Maruti is also working on an all-new Maruti Ciaz Sport trim that is likely to get a new body kit and sporty rear spoiler. In a bid to cater to the taxi segment, Maruti could also roll out a segregate variant for the commercial segment. With new updates, new powertrains and more features, the 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift will lock horns against the Honda City facelift and new-generation Hyundai Verna.

 With GST (Good and Service Tax) in force, prices of all Maruti cars have dipped, though there has been a margin decline for most of the models, the SHVS variant of Ciaz and Ertiga have increased steeply. The upcoming Ciaz facelift will receive minor aesthetic updated and larger capacity engines that will surely make it slightly pricier than the existing one. It is expected to see a price jump of around Rs 50,000 to Rs 60,000. With this, we expect the 2018 Ciaz facelift price in India will start from Rs 8.5 lakh for the entry-level petrol variant and go all the way up to Rs 11.50 lakh for the top-spec diesel version.

New Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 2018 Exterior Design

Spy pictures of the 2018 Maruti Ciaz facelift have been doing rounds over the past few months. Therefore, we have a fair idea about the changes that will be made to the car. While the 2018 Maruti Ciaz facelift will retain the original design and dimensions, it is likely to receive minor design tweaks that too at the front end. Most of the styling bits are likely to be carried over from the China-spec new Suzuki Alivio. Face of the sedan will witness major updates including a new single piece grille, smoked headlamps with chrome work and new LED DRLs (daytime running lights), re-designed bumper and larger fog lamps. Similar to the Alivio, the India-spec Ciaz might feature new black fog lamp enclosures combined by a slim strip running along the lower lip. Rumour also has it that new 2018 Maruti Ciaz could get a sunroof reserved for the top-spec variant. The LED daytime running lights (DRLs) could also be exclusive feature on the high-end trim. Moving towards the side, the sedan will look exactly similar to the current model. Though, it might get a new set of multi-spoke alloy wheels. Round the back, the sedan will see slightly revised detailing on the tail lamps. With respect to dimensions, the 2018 Maruti Ciaz facelift will remain unchanged. The saloon already has a substantially longer wheelbase (2,650mm) than most of its rivals.

New Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 2018 Interior

Interior of the 2018 Maruti Ciaz will also be revised with subtle design upgrades and a pack of new features. There will be an all-new instrument cluster with two pods surrounded by chrome. The dual-tone (Beige and Black) interior theme will continue feature wooden garnish and chrome surrounds on the dash. Features such as the centrally-positioned MID screen, speedometer needles, 2-DIN music system and new tacho will further make the cabin look more appealing. On the other hand, the black and beige colour scheme is likely to be carried over from the current model. It will get a new large LCD display placed in the center of two pods. In addition, the tachometer and speedometer will be seen with new needles with a chrome boundary. The sedan will inherit most of the feature from the current model including the SmartPlay touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay, reverse parking camera, new leather seat upholstery, navigation system and push start stop.

New Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 2018 Specifications

Diesel With SHVS  1.3-litre DDiS 200 SHVS
Maximum Power 88.5bhp @ 4000rpm
Maximum Torque 200Nm @ 1750rpm
Petrol  1.4-litre K-Series Petrol
Maximum Power 91bhp @ 6000rpm
Maximum Torque 130Nm @ 4000rpm
Transmission 5-speed Manual & 4-speed Automatic

Earlier it was believed that 2018 Ciaz facelift will continue to use the same engine lineup, which is offered on the current one. Though, the latest reports suggest Maruti might offer a new set of 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines on the carline. With more power output, the new engine is likely to address the issue of less power in Ciaz. The details on the power and torque figures of these engines are obscure, but these are likely to be more powerful than the current units.

Currently, the Ciaz carline comes with two powertrain options – a 1.4-litre K-Series petrol and a 1.3-litre DDiS 200 diesel with SHVS. While the gasoline unit is capable of generating 91bhp with 130Nm of peak torque, the oil burner delivers a maximum power output of 89bhp and 200Nm torque. The new indigenously built 1.5L diesel motor is likely to save heavy loyalties paid to Fiat for its 1.3-litre unit. Both the powertrains will continue to come with the existing 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic gearbox options.

New Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 2018 Mileage

Variant Mileage
2018 Maruti Ciaz Petrol (MT) 20.73kmpl
2018 Maruti Ciaz Petrol (AT) 19.12kmpl
 2018 Maruti Ciaz Diesel (MT) 28.09kmpl

With no information on the new engines, it is a tad early to comment on the estimated fuel economy. If Maruti retains the current petrol and diesel units, the Ciaz could continue delivering a mileage of 20.73kmpl and 28.09kmpl respectively.

New Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 2018 Comfort

Similar to the current model, the 2018 Maruti Ciaz will offer a generous cabin space with lots of storage compartments. The top-spec trim will feature leather seats offering excellent shoulder and thigh support. It will have practical layout with accessible button controls. Material quality is also likely to be classed-up. The SmartPlay infotainment system with a large touchscreen will continue to be available only on the high-spec trim. This Bosch-sourced unit is, currently, equipped with navigation system, voice recognition, integrated rear view camera and Bluetooth. On the facelifted model, the same unit could be integrated with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Features such rear AC vents, reading lamps, extra shade on the windscreen, etc. will further enhance its comfort level.

New Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 2018 Practicality

The Ciaz is one of the most practical cars in its segment. The sedan offers a generous 510-litre boot space, which is more than the Hyundai Verna. There are multiple easy to access control buttons and switches.

New Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 2018 Safety

With respect to safety, the 2018 Maruti Ciaz is likely to be offered the standard dual airbags and ABS (anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brake-force distribution). Currently, the latter one is optional right from the base variant. In late 2016, the Indo-Japanese carmaker introduced the ISOFIX mounts as a standard feature on the carline. Other safety features on offer will include reverse parking sensor, seat belt reminder buzzer for driver, reverse parking camera, seat belt pre-tensioner & force limiter.

Should You Wait For It?

With the new Ciaz facelift, Maruti Suzuki aims to game up in the mid-size sedan segment. For the 2018 model year, the sedan will see significant cosmetic updates inside and out. In terms of quality and features, the new model will be a step head than the current one. The company might also address the less power issues of the sedan with new 1.5L petrol and diesel engines. Though, the specifications are yet to be confirmed by the carmaker. With all these attributes, the 2018 Maruti Ciaz facelift will surely give a tough a fight to the new Verna and City.

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