What you see here are the images of the much awaited new Maruti Ciaz facelift that has been unveiled as the new Suzuki Alivio Pro at the Chengdu International Auto Show today. The Alivio is basically the same car as the Ciaz and hence, the new look model that you see here will launch in India in the coming months. We expect an Auto Expo 2018 debut of the Ciaz facelift and a launch soon thereafter. The updated car gets a host of exterior changes and some new features to keep the car from looking dated in front of new rivals like the 2017 Hyundai Verna. Details on the specs and prices of the India-spec model aren’t known at the moment, but we don’t expect any major changes.
2017 Maruti Ciaz Facelift Launch in India
|New 2017 Maruti Ciaz||Q2 2017|
The new model Maruti Ciaz launch will take place in the second quarter of next year. Before that the car will make its India debut at the next Delhi Auto Expo. The Ciaz facelift will continue to be on sale only at the Nexa dealerships.
2017 Maruti Ciaz Facelift Price in India
|Minimum||Rs. 7.50 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs. 10.50 lakh|
Prices should remain more or less the same. The top end variants could get more expensive thanks to the addition of new features. The Ciaz, since it is now being sold through the Nexa sales channel, adopts a new variant nomenclature. There are five trims on offer – Sigma, Zeta, Delta, Alpha and S. The ‘S’ trim is nothing but the ‘RS’ trim. Presumably, Maruti wants to reserve the ‘RS’ badge for higher performance variants like the Baleno RS only. Hence, the switch to S from RS. We feel that the upcoming 1.6-litre petrol engine might launch in the resurrected RS trim.
New Maruti Ciaz Facelift Images
New Maruti Ciaz Facelift Specs
|Wheel Type and Size||16-inch alloys||16-inch alloys|
|Boot Space||510 L||510 L|
|Engine Type/ Displacement||1.4 L Petrol||1.3 L Diesel|
|Power||91 bhp||89 bhp|
|Torque||130 Nm||200 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||5-speed manual/4-speed|
The India-spec Ciaz facelift will get the same engines as the current car. This means that the K14 1.4-litre Petrol and the Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre DDIS turbocharged Diesel engines will continue to impress us with their smooth performance and a high mileage. India might also get a new 1.6-litre petrol engine that powers the China-spec model. This new engine will enable the Ciaz to fend off the heat from the powerful new Hyundai Verna. This Petrol engine outputs a max. power of 121 BHP and a peak torque of 158 Nm. Lastly, the car might also get the new 1.5-litre Diesel engine instead of the 1.3-litre Fiat-sourced motor. However, these new engines will debut much after the new facelift is launched in India.