Finally the much Awaited new Ciaz 2018 is launched on 20th of august 2018.
So let’s Have a look at the highlights,
The new ciaz 2018 is more practical among its rivals.
new ciaz 2018 has 4 Models to choose from. and each one of them are considerable as per your needs and requirements
new ciaz 2018 Petrol got the bigger engine. and it returns more fuel efficiency. not only than rivals but also from the previous gen Ciaz. Its because of the renowned SHVS Technology in Petrol.
Many cosmetic elements has been added to the new ciaz 2018. It enhance its looks and style
Most importantly, all the safety features has been added. All provide the extra layers of safety from base Variant Sigma to Alpha.
Since Ciaz was launched for the first time in Indian market in 2014.
this car was a game changer for the company especially for the C-Segment market share.
Yes there was a hard competition here too, there is a rivals like Honda City, Hyundai Verna and then the Toyota has launched its Yaris in our market. and since then, the Ciaz was struggling to maintain its position.
Hence there was a need of an update which can thoroughly compete against all the competitors.
And here it is,
The Maruti Suzuki’s all new Ciaz 2018
So without further Bla Bla, Let’s directly dive into everything that you came here to now about the new Ciaz 2018.
First lets start with the Engine Specifications of new Ciaz 2018 :
| PETROL ||DIESEL|
|Engine Capacity (cc)||1462||1248|
|Bore x Stroke (mm)||74 x 85||69.6 x 82|
|Max. Power (kW/RPM)||77 / 6000||66 / 4000|
|Max. Torque (Nm/RPM)||138 / 4400||200 / 1750|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (l)||43||43|
|Fuel-Efficiency (km/l)**||21.56(MT) / 20.28(AT)||28.09|
|Emission Standard||BS IV||BS IV|
|Idle Stop Start||Yes||Yes|
|Gear Shift Indicator||(MT)||Yes|
|Brake Energy Regeneration||Yes||Yes|
|**As Certified by Test Agency Under Rule 115 of CMVR 1989.|
Bookings has already been started with 11,000/-. and after reading this article, you will surely be able to decide whether you should go with the new ciaz 2018 or not. and if yes than which variant you should go with as per your needs and requirements.
Alright, First let’s have a look at the pricing of the new ciaz 2018.
|New Ciaz 2018 Price List|
|Sigma Petrol||Rs 8.19 lakh|
|Delta Petrol||Rs 8.80 lakh|
|Zeta Petrol||Rs 9.57 lakh|
|Alpha Petrol||Rs 9.97 lakh|
|Delta Petrol AT||Rs 9.80 lakh|
|Zeta Petrol AT||Rs 10.57 lakh|
|Alpha Petrol AT||Rs 10.97 lakh|
|Sigma Diesel||Rs 9.19 lakh|
|Delta Diesel||Rs 9.80 lakh|
|Zeta Diesel||Rs 10.57 lakh|
|Alpha Diesel||Rs 10.97 lakh|
Looking at the above mentioned pricing, we can clearly say that the competitions should start to worry.
Starting with 08.19 Lakh for the sigma Petrol, it goes up to 10.97 Lakh for the alpha diesel.
Well we know that you are not interested in the numbers mentioned the table above, but its just for your reference.
And here are my inputs on the new ciaz 2018 :
1) Diesel engine is the same 1.3 DDIS 200 that we’ve seen and driven in the previous gen Ciaz. So nothing more to speak about it here..
2) Petrol is something that created much hype before the car was launched. so let me tell you, yes, K15B is the engine that I liked the most. here are few points that why I liked it.
- As you know it’s the all new 1.5 L K15B Engine that produces more power and torque figures.
- Additionally now it comes with Maruti Suzuki’s renowned technology called SHVS. It drastically improves overall fuel efficiency without compromising the performance.
- Prior to the launch of the new ciaz 2018 I have explained a bit in this video about this technology, You can watch it here.
- Petrol cars are now in focus. because fuel cost is left with a small difference and there is a huge price difference between the cars equipped with these two. I have also explained about the various trends that changed and will keep changing in this video.
- As I stated above, Now Ciaz is more fuel efficient as per the claimed fuel efficiency compared with its rivals like City, Verna and Yaris. Needles to say that the previous gen also was ahead of all these. but the new one is ahead of the previous one too. Below are the figures :
New ciaz 2018 Mileage :
|New Ciaz 2018 Claimed Mileage|
|2018 Maruti Ciaz Petrol (MT)||21.56kmpl|
|2018 Maruti Ciaz Petrol (AT)||20.28kmpl|
|2018 Maruti Ciaz Diesel (MT)||28.09kmpl|
- The petrol offers 5 Speed manual and 4 Speed auto transmission. the auto transmission really helps in the bumper to bumper traffic to drive the sedan with ease.
How does the new ciaz 2018 look?
Well its a different perspective all to gather. but still I can tell you what elements make this car stylish.
I must say that the design is unchanged. some cosmetic elements added. But the looks and dimensions are almost the same in all the ways.
Front fascia of the new ciaz 2018 gets a new single piece grille with honeycomb treatment and chrome elements. smoked projector headlamps with chrome work and new LED DRLs (daytime running lights). re-designed bumper and larger fog lamps with chrome accents.
Similarly side profile has nothing much in terms of difference. the alloys wheels and the larger wheelbase gives it an edge over rivals without making any huge changes in design. but yes there are some changes made on the rear portion which can be little more compared to the sides.
The rear of the new ciaz 2018. It gets slightly revised detailing on the tail lamps along with Some chrome on the bumper and tailgate.
And along with the exterior styling there are many colors on offer. so lets have a look at them.
The new Ciaz 2018 is available in 7 metallic shades(colours),
- Nexa Blue,
- Pearl Midnight Black,
- Metallic Magma Gray,
- Metallic Premium Silver,
- Pearl Metallic Dignity Brown,
- Pear Snow White and Pearl Sangria Red.
Additionally there are many new features that has been added to the car.
Talking about the features here is the complete list of features of New Ciaz 2018.
New Ciaz 2018 – Sigma
|Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Sigma|
|Halogen projector headlamps|
|15-inch steel wheels|
|Body-coloured wing mirrors with turn indicators and power adjust|
|Interior chrome accents|
|Standard multi-info display (diesel only)|
|TFT multi-info display (petrol only)|
|Wood accents on door|
|All four power windows|
|Rear AC vents|
|Front and rear centre armrests|
|Dual 12V sockets|
|Audio with CD player|
|Steering-mounted audio controls|
|Manually adjustable day/night internal rear view mirror|
|Reverse parking sensors|
|Seat belt reminder for driver and front passengers|
|Speed alert system|
Now here is the deal, If you are not a fan of all the fancy equipment and additional buttons and functions.
The sigma itself can fulfill the basic needs of the day to day drives.
I mean just look at the features mentioned above in the list. by no means this variant can be called the “Basic Variant” .
Still if you need more, Here is the new ciaz 2018 delta :
|Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Delta|
|15-inch alloy wheels with 185/65 R15 tyres|
|Silver fog lamp garnish|
|Chrome door sills|
|Automatic climate control|
|Height adjustable driver’s seat|
|Front fog lamps|
|ESP with hill hold (automatic only)|
I would say that this is a top end model, here is why.
- It has features like alloy wheels,
- Climate controlled AC,
- Driver’s seat height adjustment,
- An option for Automatic in petrol with ESP and Hill Hold.
- I mean seriously is it a second variant?
Well If you are wondering what about the next 2 variants? I would call them a top spec models with add on features.
so lets see those add on features and we will start with the zeta.
New Ciaz 2018 Zeta
|Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Zeta|
|LED projector headlamps|
|LED daytime running lamps|
|Height adjustable headrest (front and rear)|
|Rear reading lamp|
|Push button start|
|LED front fog lamps|
|Reverse parking camera|
|Rear view mirror with camera display|
It would be better to move to the real top spec model ie. New Ciaz 2018 Alpha without speaking much about the Zeta,
Top Spec variant – New Ciaz 2018 Alpha
|Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Alpha|
|16-inch alloy wheels|
|195/55 R16 tyres|
|Chrome door handles|
|Leather-wrapped steering wheel|
|SmartPlay infotainment system|
Interior of the new ciaz 2018
New Ciaz’s interior is quite premium and decent. as its containing many rich elements like the wooden and silver insertions at different key places. Now the center console and the instrument cluster get some significant changes which looks pretty neat and contains lot of information too.
Most importantly the safety features of the new ciaz 2018 :
The new ciaz 2018 gets the dual airbags and ABS (anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brake-force distribution) as standard. and The list of safety features also includes the reverse parking sensor, seat belt reminder buzzer for driver, reverse parking camera, seat belt pre-tensioner & force limiter.
Additionally the top spec is more safe with more interesting features.
I know, at this point of time you might be confused. Don’t worry its natural, and this is where my task starts ie. to solve your queries, doubts and confusions.
unlike others, I dont believe in the tables containing the various numbers and words. It looks far more superior than they really are.
Incredible Autoz is different because I believe in serving values and here is the example:
Now read, note, consider the most noteworthy points and finalize your own new ciaz 2018 :
- The specs remains almost the same across all the variants so no need to worry about it.
- Clear suggestion : If you want a Car for your daily needs and necessity which fulfills your purpose with ease, Go with the sigma. And save lot of money which can be used in the fuel fillings and maintenance of your car for months or even years in some cases.
- Similarly If your preference is on the petrol automatic, look nothing more than that of delta.
- Now here is the deal, You might have thought than now I will suggest the zeta over Alpha right? Well its wrong, As I mentioned above, The real top spec model is Alpha. and the price difference you pay in zeta and alpha is complete worth. because of the additional features and equipment you are getting in the alpha.
Above all : Finally Should you buy New Ciaz 2018?
according to the practicality factor, the new ciaz 2018 has style, performance, reliability, safety, features and equipment etc on offer
I must say after knowing about your own needs you can surely add the new ciaz 2018 in the list of your shortlisted cars.
Further more my driving experience is pending. so Stay tuned, I will post the complete review soon.
Picture Credits : Nexa Experience