Sedan Suzuki Ciaz-2019 will acquire a new engineJuly 24, 2018
The company Maruti Suzuki has published a video clip in which the restyling “four-door”, intended for the Indian market, was lit up.
Sedan Suzuki C-Class produced since 2014, it is based on the platform from the crossover SX4 second generation. Last year, debuted the updated four-door sedan, designed for China – in this market the model is called Alivio. The second country where a refreshed sedan will appear is India, where it is known as Ciaz. At the same time, “their” restyled car looks different from the Chinese version. Video, which flashes modernized Ciaz, the network laid out the company Maruti Suzuki, the Indian “daughter” of Suzuki. Note that in this country Ciaz is considered a “premium” model, it is sold through a separate dealer network Nexa. In such salons are also exhibited a minicross Ignis, a SUV S-Cross and a hatchback Baleno.
Like Alivio, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz also received a new radiator grille, however, unlike the Chinese version, the “Indian” grille does not extend to the bottom edge of the bumper. Also Ciaz got modernized headlights – in them there were LED stripes of daytime running lights. It is assumed that the saloon of the sedan was almost unchanged: new materials were added and the “cleaning” was revised. At Suzuki Alivio the interior is also the same, only a new multimedia system has appeared.
According to the Indian media, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz will be offered with a new petrol four-cylinder engine K15B 1.5 (105 hp, 138 Nm) – it will replace the engine 1.4 (92 hp, 130 Nm). Gearboxes are likely to be the same – a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission. Also in the Ciaz range, the Fiat 1.3 turbodiesel with 90 hp is expected to remain, it is combined with the 5MKP. Chinese Alivio after restyling has kept the atmospheric 1.6 (122 hp), working in tandem with a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
In India, the start of sales of the updated sedan is scheduled for the second half of August. The price is still unknown. The pre-reform Ciaz costs from 783,000 rupees.
Later the refreshed four-door sedan will reach Thailand, South Africa and some countries of Latin America. Probably, in other markets the model will be updated in the same way as in India.