The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift has already started reaching dealership stockyard, as revealed by some recently surfaced spy images. The car is slated to be launched in India on August 20 and bookings for the 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz have already commenced across India.
The Ciaz seen in these images appears to be the mid-spec Delta variant, based on certain aspects like – the car doesn’t get LED daytime running lamps, or LED taillamps, and it features a regular 2-DIN audio system.
Visually, the 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz comes with a host of new styling updates. The top-spec Alpha variant, in particular, will come with new LED projector headlamps, LED DRLs, new chrome-accented grille, and restyled LED taillamps. The update Ciaz will also get slightly tweaked alloy wheels and redesigned front and rear bumpers.
Cosmetic changes made to the cabin are quite minimal and one of the most notable ones is the new faux wood inserts used for the dashboard and door panels. The air-con vents and the dashboard design remain unchanged but the car now comes with buttons for cruise control on the steering wheel itself.
The instrument cluster has also been updated and now there is a colour display for the MID. Judging by the tachometer, this car appears to be the petrol version, and the ‘Smart Hybrid’ logo confirms that the petrol model will also come with the company SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle From Suzuki) mild-hybrid system.
In terms of features, the car will come with a Smartplay touchscreen infotainment system, equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The top-end model will come with faux leather upholstery, automatic headlamps, rear parking camera, rear defogger and more.
On the safety front, the Ciaz facelift will continue to offer dual airbags and ABS with EBD as standard, and based on some recently leaked information, the car will also get a speed alert system and seat belt reminder for both driver and front passenger as part of standard offerings.
Under the hood, the car will come with a new 1.5-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine, while the diesel unit is the same tried and tested 1.3-litre DDIS unit, both equipped with an improved version of the SHVS mild hybrid system.
This could mean that the Ciaz will also offer improved fuel efficiency figures. Transmission option will include a 5-speed manual gearbox and possibly an optional AMT unit as well for both the petrol and diesel models.
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