With the update, the Ciaz gets a new 1.5-litre petrol engine paired with Suzuki’s mild-hybrid tech. Fire the motor up and it sputters to life with a mild thrum that quickly disappears. And, for the most part, the motor is happy being the quiet kid. It’s only when you poke it quite a bit does it get vocal. But that raspy engine note is oddly enjoyable. The new engine produces 105PS of power and 138Nm of torque. Quick maths will tell you that’s 12.5PS and 8Nm extra over the outgoing 1.4-litre motor. So, we weren’t really expecting it to kick us in the guts to begin with. And quite expectedly, it didn’t. To drive, it's more or less similar to the outgoing engine. It isn't particularly exciting in any manner. At the same time, it doesn't feel inadequate at any point either. If there’s one word that describes the Ciaz’ ride and handling, it’s ‘predictable’. There’s absolutely nothing here that seems out of line for a sedan its size, and nothing that’s extraordinary either. Over the smooth roads, the Ciaz felt nice and composed. As the speeds build up, it feels planted enough to inspire confidence in the driver. That said, at triple-digit speeds, rear seat occupants will feel some vertical movement as and when the car goes over or an expansion joint or an imperfection in the road surface. Low-speed ride, too, is comfortable. Ground clearance isn’t an issue either, and the Ciaz managed to tackle non-existent roads well. Expect some side-to-side rocking through really bad craters, though. Read more: - 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz vs Rivals: Spec Comparison: https://www.zigwheels.com/news-features/news/new-maruti-suzuki-ciaz-vs-honda-city-vs-hyundai-verna-vs-toyota-yaris-spec-comparison/31718/ - 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz: First Drive Review: https://www.zigwheels.com/reviews-advice/reviews/2018-maruti-suzuki-ciaz-first-drive-review/31724/
| 10 months ago
The road grip is very good. Suspension, though a bit on the stiffer side, is excellent at high speeds and will keep most of the bumps out of the cabin. Top speed I've touched in my 1.3 diesel is 180+, but it is more comfortable and relaxed if you maintain between 80 and 120. Mileage, I use the car for daily commute of around 60 Kms and I'm getting 17-18 kmpl in the city, with AC. I haven't really kept an eye out when on long journeys, but it should easily return 20+.
| 9 months ago
Ciaz Diesel gives 23-25avg on highways and 19-20avg in city even with heavy traffic. Ciaz is amazing in terms of road grip. In suspensions, if compared to the same segment of cars it is not world class however if you look Ciaz in isolation you will not be able to complaint much.Overall there might not be a better value for money car which is spacious (cabin and boot), feature rich, strong, good looking and easy driving. Ciaz Hybrid is a must recommend.
We would suggest you to opt for new one and with Petrol engine. It has K15B 1.5-litre petrol engine that makes 105PS and 138Nm of torque. This more powerful yet more efficient motor should be cause for celebration. But let's get one thing straight. The old 1.4 isn't a bad engine by any measure. Bland, sure, but very usable. The outside is wow but at its heart, the Ciaz petrol just wants to be a hassle-free commuter and we honestly don't see that being a problem for most, especially when the claimed fuel efficiency is better than before.