Maruti had launched the Ciaz in 2014. In 2016, the diesel engine got the SVHS technology and last year the Ciaz was moved to the Nexa Experience showrooms. Now, the Maruti Ciaz 2018 is due to come in. This will be the company’s flagship sedan’s facelift coming in. With the Honda City and even the Hyundai Verna getting changes and new-gen coming in, Ciaz 2018 will help to boost sales of the Ciaz.
The new Ciaz 2018 will get more features. This will help it become even more competitive. Recent launches of the new Verna and City facelift have put pressure on the Ciaz. Maruti would want to offer more bells and whistles. It is expected to get cruise control, daytime running LEDs, LED taillamps and bigger 16-inch alloy wheels. The features on offer will be a lot more than what is currently available. There might an optional sunroof on offer as well.
The engines also might see an upgrade. It is rumoured that the petrol engine will be replaced by a 1.5-litre one and the diesel engine will be the same. The 1.3-litre diesel shall continue. The 1.6-litre diesel engine ahs been discontinued on teh S-Cross, so it will not make it into the Ciaz. As it is, the demand for petrol versions is on the rise. The four speed auto will also be replaced by a CVT, in all likelihood. The new engine and transmission is expected to make the Ciaz a lot more powerful and counter competition in a better way. It will also be a better value for money car.
Maruti Ciaz 2018 Launch Date
The New Ciaz is expected to be launched by next month. The car will be unveiled at the Auto Expo 2018 in February. The deliveries of the car will commence after that. The 2018 Maruti Ciaz will be a facelift but will have enhanced looks, new features and a new powerful petrol engine.
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Maruti Ciaz 2018 Variants
There will be four variants available on the petrol and diesel engines. These will be Sigma,Delta, Zeta and Alpha. We could also see an RS version of the Ciaz in 2018. Every variant of the Ciaz will have good number of features. This is important as the Ciaz is now being sol from the premium Nexa dealerships.
Maruti Ciaz 2018 upgrades
A new set of fog lamps will be seen on the new Ciaz. These will be integrated with LED DRLs (Daytime running lights). It is also expected to get a new set of rear fog lamps. On the inside, the Maruti Ciaz 2018 will get a new instrument cluster. The dial, driver information system, lamps, all shall be new. The driver info will be more detailed and easy to operate and read. The upholstery will be a new one with a more premium look. A new seat fabric may come now along with new leather upholstery in the high end variants.
Maruti Ciaz 2018 Price in India
|Variant||Price (on-road , New Delhi)|
|Sigma Petrol||₹ 8.97 lakhs|
|Sigma Diesel||₹ 11.19 lakhs|
|Delta Petrol||₹ 9.47 lakhs|
|Delta Diesel||₹ 12.01 lakhs|
|Zeta Petrol||₹ 10.16 lakhs|
|Zeta Diesel||₹ 12.52 lakhs|
|Delta Petrol Auto||₹ 10.72 lakhs|
|Alpha Petrol||₹ 10.88 lakhs|
|Alpha Diesel||₹ 13.91 lakhs|
|Zeta Petrol Auto||₹ 11.05 lakhs|
|Alpha Petrol Auto||₹ 12.29 lakhs|
The Maruti Ciaz 2018 will see a very minor increase in pricing. This is because of the addition of new features. The petrol engine will also get an upgrade, hence will be slightly more expensive, but still good value as compared to competition. This makes it an exciting product to consider for the Indian car market. The only kink in the armour is the extra tax on the diesel engine due to hybrid technology.
Maruti Ciaz 2018 Design
Maruti Ciaz has always been a stylish looking car. However, the 2018 Maruti Ciaz will look even more premium. The Ciaz 2018 seems a lot more premium and upmarket than any of its siblings. It even looks classier than its competition. It will get a new front grille which will extend to the front bumper. The styling of this car will be more upmarket and sportier too. It is the longest car in its segment and that adds a lot of panache to the sedan.The Ciaz 2018 will look like a bigger sedan, especially from its side profile.
The rear part will still be similar to the Honda City, with large tail lamps. The new Nexa blue colour makes the Ciaz 2018 look more rich and classy and there will new colours coming in too. The 2018 Maruti Ciaz can be a good inspiration for many of the Maruti’s upcoming designs. This one does look perfect for the Nexa experience family. This is where the Ciaz can be differentiated from the other Maruti cars. This time around the alloy wheels on offer should be diamond cut ones. This will make it a lot more sporty.
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Maruti Ciaz 2018 Interiors
The inside of the Ciaz 2018 will feel more premium. The plastic quality, the fit and finish will be improved. The touch and feel of the materials will also be better than all other Maruti cars. The black and beige interiors look good and this will continue. The Ciaz’s dashboard layout is simple and functional. There are all the features one needs and it is very simple to use them. A new touchscreen system will be seen here and will get additional features too. Automatic climate control will be there on higher variants. The instrument cluster will be much better and easy to read and operate. There will be a neatly integrated driver information system as well.
The front seats will be comfortable now with better cushioning. The rear seats may see better thigh support. There is more than sufficient space for rear passengers be it knee room or head room. The seat cushioning at the rear also is expected to be improved. The boot size is also large enough on the Ciaz 2018, making it good to be used for a weekend for a family of four. This will continue in the 2018 Maruti Ciaz as well. We are expecting the Ciaz this time to get sun roof also and even cruise control. Other features that will come in are automatic headlamps and rain sensing wipers. These will be useful addition into the Ciaz family.
Maruti Ciaz 2018 Features
- New front grille
- New bumpers
- 16-inch wheels
- Daytime running LEDs
- Projector headlamps
- Diamond cut alloy wheels
- Keyless Entry
- Push start and stop button
- SmartPlay touchscreen system with bluetooth
- Apple CarPlay / Android Auto
- New Leather upholstery
- Steering wheel with leather wrap
- Leather wrapped gear knob and hand brake
- Cruise control
- Leather upholstery
- Sun roof
- Automatic headlamps
- Rain sensing wipers
- Dual airbags
- ABS with EBD
- Reverse camera
- Reverse sensors
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Maruti Ciaz 2018 Specifications
Maruti Ciaz 2018 Specifications
|Transmission||5-speed manual, CVT|
2018 Maruti Ciaz will get a 1.5-litre petrol engine. It will churn out about 110bhp of power and 150Nm of torque. There will be good torque even at low engine speeds. This means that there will be sufficient punch from the engine even when driving at low speeds in city traffic. This engine is expected to be refined and silent too. It will have sufficient power to be driven in city and even to comfortably cruise on the highway. The new engine will have very low NVH levels, making it a highly refined engine. This engine will come with five-speed manual and a new CVT option also.
The diesel engine will remain the same 1.3-litre unit. This has around 90bhp of power and will also get SHVS hybrid system, most likely. The same has also been introduced on the S-Cross. This is a start-stop technology that will start and stop a car in traffic, and then when you brake, the braking heat is converted into electric energy and stored in a battery. This improves the engine’s efficiency and increases the cars mileage also. This engine will come only with a five-speed manual transmission. The demand for petrol cars is rising, hence only the petrol will be a new engine, with an automatic option.
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2018 Maruti Ciaz Facelift Mileage
2018 Maruti Ciaz Mileage
|Petrol||11-14 km/l & 9-13km/l (CVT)|
The Maruti Ciaz 2018 petrol will be a more fuel efficient car that the current one. The car will have better power to weight ratio, which will help enhance its mileage. It will return about 11km/l in the city (for the manual) and about 15km/l on the highway. At the same time, the CVT will have a mileage of about 9km/l in the city and close to 13km/l on the highway. The diesel engine is high on mileage and it will not change in the 2018 version. In city it will return about 16km/l and on the highway it has an efficiency close to 20km/l.
Maruti Ciaz 2018 Competition
The New Maruti Ciaz 2018 will be competing with the new Honda City 2017, new Hyundai Verna 2017, Volkswagen Vento facelift, Skoda Rapid and the Fiat Linea 125S.