The Ciaz S will be available in both petrol and diesel trims and will feature all benefits of Ciaz Alpha.
After shifting Ciaz to its premium retail store ‘Nexa’ earlier this year, Maruti Suzuki has now introduced sports trim of Ciaz ‘S’. The petrol version is offered at Rs. 9.39 Lakh and the Diesel smart hybrid version is priced at 11.55 Lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi).
The Ciaz ‘S’ comes with lots of new cosmetic updates including a new sporty body kit, premium interior, and rear trunk-lid spoiler. This is the second time when Maruti has introduced sports variant of Ciaz, the company introduced the Ciaz RS in 2015 too with some minor tweaks like a small trunk-lid spoiler and updated interior. The new Ciaz S, however, gets many visual updates i.e. larger trunk lid spoiler, a beefy rear bumper with sculpted lines, and new front and side under spoilers among others. The body colour options remain the same with no new colour options.
The company has sold over 1.7 lakh units of Ciaz since its launch in October 2014. With the launch of sports variant, the company aims to attract younger and premium customers having the sporty spirit. The company also believes that this move will strengthen the position of Ciaz in the market.
The new Ciaz S is 15 mm longer in length as compared to the other variants and powered by 1,373cc, petrol engine that produces 91 BHP @ 6,000 rpm and 130 Nm @ 4,000 rpm. The Diesel Smart Hybrid version uses a 1,248cc diesel engine which makes 89 BHP @ 4,000 rpm and 200 Nm @ 1,750 rpm and returns a fuel efficiency of 28.09 km per liter. Features like engine start/stop, brake energy regeneration, torque assist and gear shift indicator are only available on the diesel variant.
Ciaz leads mid-sized sedan in the c2 segment with a market share of 43.5 per cent. Ciaz Diesel with smart hybrid technology comes with a fuel efficiency of 28.09 km per liter, the company said.
Source: Team-Bhp, TimesofIndia