Maruti Suzuki has added a new variant to the Ciaz lineup - the Ciaz S is 'sportier' looking version of the sedan, with a noticeable body kit and all-black interiors. It does not, however, get any mechanical updates or new features. More details on the new Maruti Suzuki Ciaz S here.
The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is the company's flagship sedan in the country, it is sold through the company's premium sales and service network 'Nexa'. Priced from Rs 7.66 lakh to Rs 11.55 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi, the Ciaz is available in a total of 13 variants.
The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz can be had with either of two engines - a 1.4-litre, 4-cylinder petrol or a 1.3-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel. The 92PS/130Nm petrol engine can be had with either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic transmission. The 90PS/200Nm diesel motor is only available paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. ARAI-certified mileage figures are as follows: Ciaz Petrol MT - 20.73kmpl, Ciaz Petrol AT - 19.12kmpl, Ciaz Diesel MT - 28.09kmpl.
Key features of the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz include the 'Smart Hybrid' start/stop system added to the diesel motor and 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with in-builtnavigation and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity. Safety systems such as dual front airbags, ABS, EBD, front seatbelts with pre-tensioners and force limiters are offered as standard across the range.
The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz's closest rivals in the segment, for now, is the Honda City. Hyundai has joined the fray with the all-new Verna recently.
Maruti Ciaz prices start at Rs. 7.83 lakh for petrol and goes upto Rs. 10.63 lakh. The prices of Ciaz diesel variants start at Rs. 9.50 lakh and the top-end diesel is priced at Rs. 11.51 lakh. Maruti Ciaz is available in 11 variants and 7 colours.
The Maruti Ciaz, its maker believes, has what it takes to upset the likes of the new Honda City. We drive it to find out if it lives up to the hype
The new Maruti Ciaz is a big deal. Is it revolutionary, unique or even game changing? Maybe not so much in the segment it operates in wherein you already have the likes of the new Honda City and the Hyundai Verna but for Maruti Suzuki, the Ciaz is all this and more... Here's why?
Now, this isn't a new segment for Maruti; it has had the SX4 in the past. But, even with its large wheels and ground clearance, roomy interior and a big boot, the SX4 struggled. The reason: perception. No one wanted a full-fledged C-Segment car from a maker of small, affordable hatchbacks and compact sedans. But now with the Maruti Ciaz, Maruti finally has a product to draw you and me away from the Honda Citys and Hyundai Vernas of the world. This should be interesting.
Exterior Styling / Design
This perception change can only happen with upmarket, elegant exterior styling. The good news for Maruti fans is, the Ciaz most certainly looks like an expensive car. The large head lamps, the in-your-face chrome grille and the stylised bumper give the Maruti Ciaz an air of richness. The profile dominated by the strong shoulder line that runs from the front fender all the way into the tail...read more »
December 13, 2014 By Vikrant Singh Photography: Eshan Shetty
Maruti Suzuki finally tasted the success in the mid-size sedan segment with the Ciaz. Much of the credit of this success goes to the Ciaz’s sensible design which is in line with the expectations of target market. Interiors too are made up of quality materials and spacious rear seat has made Ciaz favourite among the chauffeur-driven owners. The boot of Maruti Ciaz is equally spacious and has been laid down without any significant intrusions from the suspension towers. A 1.4-liter petrol engine putting out 92PS/130Nm and a 1.3-litre diesel engine making 90PS /200 Nm drive the front wheels of the Ciaz via 5- speed manual transmission. The petrol variants come with the optional convenience of automatic gearbox to make the drive hassle-free for the city dwellers. Priced in the range of Rs 7.77 -11.55 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), Maruti Ciaz is luring the buyers of Honda City and Hyundai Verna among others.
Maruti Ciaz Exterior and Interior
Let’s get one thing straight - the Ciaz isn’t going to win design awards. But, at the same time, the looks won’t be looked down upon either. It’s as neutral as designs get, really. It gets projector headlamps as standard, and the 16-inch gunmetal-finish wheels look swell too. There’s not much else to talk about as far as design is concerned. It’s simple, clean and fuss-free.
Maruti’s big sedan delivers in oodles when it comes to space. The backseat, although not as roomy as a Honda City, ranks pretty high in terms of space and comfort. It gets segment staples such as a touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, rear-AC vents and leatherette upholstery. But, there’s no sunroof, or even six airbags like the City and the Verna. It does get dual airbags and anti-lock brakes as standard across the range though.
Maruti Ciaz Specifications
The Ciaz can be had with either a 1.4-litre petrol engine or a 1.3-litre diesel. The petrol motor develops 92PS of power and 130Nm of torque, whereas the diesel is good for 90PS and 200Nm. A 5-speed manual transmission is offered as standard, and the petrol engine can be had with a 4-speed automatic as well. The diesel engine is paired with Suzuki’s SHVS tech that helps cut back on emissions and bump up fuel efficiency. Speaking of which, the ARAI-certified fuel efficiency stands at 20.73kmpl (petrol-MT), 19.12kmpl (petrol-AT) and 28.09kmpl (diesel) respectively.
Maruti Ciaz Variants
With its shift to Nexa, the variants of the Ciaz have been renamed. It continues to be offered in four trims - Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha. Barring the base variant, an automatic transmission is available on all variants of the petrol Ciaz. If value is what you’re after, cut a cheque for the Zeta.
Maruti Ciaz Competitors
Honda City: The City continues to be the most desirable sedan in this lot. It’s got the looks, the tech and more importantly - that oh-so-illustrous H badge on the grille. It’s fun to drive, and has enough space to shame cars from a segment above. Looking for a big car experience? Dial H for Honda.
Hyundai Verna: Looks suave, is loaded with features you didn’t know of, and most importantly - doesn’t ride like it’s got pogo sticks for wheels. If you can make peace with the limited room at the rear, it’s the best Verna ever!
Volkswagen Vento: It’s aging, but it’s far from being dated. If you’re keen on driving (fast) yourself, the dual-clutch transmission on the Vento will be a more-than-willing partner in crime. It’s got a stiff ride, but the basics of space, practicality and ergonomics have been nailed to the T.
Skoda Rapid: There’s not much to dislike about the Skoda sedan. With the facelift, it looks as premium as ever, and packs in even more tech. If you feel the Vento is a bit out of reach, pick the Rapid. It’s practically the same package delivered with a smaller pinch to the wallet.
The Ciaz has always been the unassuming offering in the segment. It’s got nothing that makes you go ‘wow’, but it doesn’t let you whine either. Yes, it’s a bit boring to drive and it could do with some more features. But, if you need a no nonsense car to be chauffeured around in without burning a hole in your pocket, the Ciaz should be in your garage.
Recently Asked User Questions and FAQs about Maruti Ciaz
User Questions and Answers
rajendranathan_m_Nair asked a question on 11 April 2018
Q.My annual driving is about 30000 km/year. Considering the ownership cost and service cost which is a better option? Petrol or diesel . Suggest me a good sedan costing 10-12 lakhs. Raju. KollamMy annual driving is about 30000 km/year. Considering the ownership cost and service cost which is a better option? Petrol or diesel . Suggest me a good sedan costing 10-12 lakhs. Raju. Kollam
Your given driving requirement roughly translates to around 80 km/day and we recommend you to go with the petrol engine as the ownership as well as service cost of the petrol will come considerable leYour given driving requirement roughly translates to around 80 km/day and we recommend you to go with the petrol engine as the ownership as well as service cost of the petrol will come considerable less than the diesel one. Honda City and Maruti Ciaz are good options. You can also wait for the upcoming Toyota Yaris which is scheduled for market launch on May 18....Read More
answered by Kumar_Shalender on 13 April 2018
Jàyá_Ãbîňâv asked a question on 7 April 2018
Q.I am confused about this! Honda city or hyundai verna or vw vento Or dzire- which one is better in terms of space comfort and performance?I am confused about this! Honda city or hyundai verna or vw vento Or dzire- which one is better in terms of space comfort and performance?
Among the Honda City, Volkswagen Vento, and Hyundai Verna, we find the Honda city as a Holistic package in terms of space, performance, and driving dynamics. Maruti Dzire does not belong to this segmeAmong the Honda City, Volkswagen Vento, and Hyundai Verna, we find the Honda city as a Holistic package in terms of space, performance, and driving dynamics. Maruti Dzire does not belong to this segment and comes at a much cheaper price compared to these three c-segment sedans....Read More
answered by Kumar_Shalender on 22 April 2018
Hass_Deen asked a question on 2 April 2018
Q.Are you satisfied with your car?Are you satisfied with your car?
Ciaz offers a great value for money. It retails lower than the rivals, has got fuel-efficient motors, and comes with generous safety features. Further, being a Maruti means there is a complete peace oCiaz offers a great value for money. It retails lower than the rivals, has got fuel-efficient motors, and comes with generous safety features. Further, being a Maruti means there is a complete peace of mind and hassle-free ownership experience....Read More
answered by Kumar_Shalender on 20 April 2018
Frequently Asked Questions
Q.What is the price of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz?
The starting price of Maruti Ciaz in top cities are:
Very well equipped, one of the most efficient engines in the segment, large cabin and class-leading rear passenger space
Overall quality does not match rivals, engines not adequately powerful, not fun to drive
The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is one of the best sedans you can buy in its segment. It has the best passenger space, neutral driving dynamics, comfortable ride, modern features and very efficient engines. It is also backed by Maruti's reliable after-sales network.