The C segment sedan market faces a stiff competition among car companies to place their products on top sales charts. And to achieve this Companies keep on updating their vehicles by regularly bringing face-lifts to their model lineup so as their models get refreshed with more features and create a appeal, And going by this Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift is here with new features and updated power train. How New ciaz stand up against it’s rivals?, What new features it have, We find out in this Article.
The exteriors of the new car have remain quite unchanged as you will not feel any difference between the new and previous car, Though there are some new bits on the car which makes the new model unique and refreshed as compared to the previous one like the new Refreshed projector headlamps with sharp DRL’s running beneath which looks classy and new boomerang chrome inserts on the bumper makes it feel new and distinctive from the older car. Rest all is unchanged except the new Led Lamps on the back with Back reflectors highlighted by chrome inserts. Overall the exteriors more or the less are unchanged only and it depicts that Maruti has played safe with the design.
The interiors of the car are also updated by Maruti providing the same 4.5 inch multi display MID which is available in Baleno. It displays the torque and Power figures graphically and all basic stats like Average and Instant aneous mileage and trip meters. The dashboard now gets a faux wood finish that adds richness to the cabin, Rest all has remain unchanged and since maruti always has advantage of cabin space and it has retained just like the older model, Although it has same convenient features like the same touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple Car Play, Bluetooth, Aux-in and navigation options.
ENGINES & POWERTRAIN
The biggest disadvantage about the earlier Ciaz was it’s engines as both engine that is petrol and diesel were the biggest let down’s as they don’t have enough power and torque to give you fun out on a open road and it also lacked the outright punch which u expect from these types of cars. Maruti Ciaz is now powered by the new K15B 1.5 litre engine which is not only powerful but more fuel efficient also. With a power output of 103 hp and 138 Nm of torque the new engine is definitely more on power now and gives u enough punch you want from these types of cars. Yes the engine is much more smoother now and enough punchy also.
Achieving triple digit speeds is much easier now and it can pot around at these speeds all day. The other new feature is introduction of SHVS technology across all variants. The system not only provides assist during acceleration but also has brake energy recovery and start/ stop. And as a result new Ciaz provides a much better fuel economy of 21.56 kmpl (claimed).
Although one let down’s is power, Although it is improved but still under powered if u consider the competition as Honda City which produces around 118hp and verna on the other side 126 hp. If you compare here you will definitely notice still ciaz is less on power by a huge margin. Maruti is also working on its self developed 1.5 liter diesel engine and news is it will be powered in the new ciaz soon with 6 speed manual transmission as maruti is not regulating it’s old 1.3 DDIS diesel engine with BS VI norms in the coming future. If u want to know more about BS VI click the line here. http://gaadigupshup.com/2019/03/bs-vi-norms/