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Here Is The First Official Look At The Maruti Ciaz Facelift


Maruti officially teases the face of the Ciaz Facelift

Maruti Ciaz Facelift

We've been waiting a long time for Maruti to show us the Ciaz facelift. Afterall, it's the only car remaining in the segment which is yet to be updated. After a confirmation that the Ciaz will launch in August this year with the new 1.5-litre petrol motor, Maruti Suzuki has now teased the upcoming sedan in a new video. The glimpses of the car are so subtle that they won't stand out to a non-enthusiast's eye. Nevertheless, we have found them and here is your first look of the 2018 Maruti Ciaz Facelift.

 

These images, combined with the spy shots we have seen floating on the internet, tell us that the sedan will only see a new face in term of a prominent cosmetic change. This includes new sleeker headlamps with underlining DRLs and a new grille which gets a mesh, ditching the horizontal stats of the older car.

Maruti Ciaz Facelift

The tail lamps have been revised as well and now get LEDs. But, they are enclosed within the same cluster and the rest of the design looks to be almost identical. Even the interiors won't be seeing a major revision and will pack the familiar Suzuki Smartplay infotainment system in a similar dashboard layout.

Maruti Ciaz Facelift

The big change, as mentioned, will be under the bonnet. The current 1.4-litre K14 petrol will be replaced by a 1.5-litre Suzuki K15B engine, which runs the Ertiga in the Indonesian markets. This engine makes 105PS of power and 130Nm of torque, and is paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. Additionally, this motor will be paired with Suzuki's mild-hybrid system, making Ciaz the first petrol Maruti to get this tech. Diesel motor will remain to be the 1.3-litre DDiS200 with 90PS and 200Nm.

The 2018 Ciaz facelift will be launched next month, and we expect the priced to fall with the Rs 8-13 lakh bracket. Its key rivals will be the Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Volkswagen Vento and the Skoda Rapid.