Sedan Suzuki Ciaz received more premium: new photosJuly 27, 2018
The official premiere of the restyling “four-door” Suzuki is scheduled for the second half of August. According to preliminary data, the sedan received a new engine.
Sedan Suzuki produced in 2014, it is built on the same platform as the crossover SX4 second generation. In 2017, the model was updated for China, where it is called Alivio. The second market for a freshened sedan will be India, where it is sold under the name Ciaz. And the Indian version has its own restyling program. The next spy photos of new items published the publication Autoportal.
Like the Chinese Alivio, the Indian Ciaz has received a new radiator grille, but in the latest model the grille does not extend to the lower edge of the bumper. Even the Indian car updated the headlights – the same shape, but they appeared LED strips of daytime running lights. At the Chinese sedan head optics were not touched. Rear lights in the pre-reform Alivio and Ciaz differed, while the restyling same Indian “four-door” now flaunts the lanterns from the “Chinese”. In addition, the Ciaz bumpers have chrome inserts.
Salon Suzuki Alivio did not undergo any refinement, there appeared only a new multimedia system. Interior Ciaz refreshed due to the strip like tree, plus a sedan slightly upgraded “appliances”. According to preliminary data, the list of equipment of the Indian version included cruise control (in Alivio it was originally).
It is expected that in India Ciaz will be offered with a new petrol 4-cylinder engine K15B 1.5 (105 hp, 138 Nm), which will replace the engine 1.4 (92 hp, 130 Nm). Gearboxes are likely to be the same – a five-step manual or a four-speed automatic transmission. Also in the line Ciaz there will be a turbodiesel Fiat 1.3 with a capacity of 90 hp, it is combined with the 5MKP. It was assumed that Ciaz will have a new diesel engine 1.5 (factory index – E15A), however, according to Indian media, cars with such an engine will appear only next year. By the way, the current Fiat diesel Ciaz is equipped with a “soft” hybrid system SHVS, which uses an integrated starter generator and generates electricity by recuperation of the kinetic energy of inhibition. The same system will appear in the gasoline engine K15B. Chinese Alivio after restyling has kept the atmospheric 1.6 (122 hp), working in tandem with the 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission.
Sedans for India produce at the local factory of the company Maruti Suzuki, the official premiere of the updated sedan will be held in mid-August. The price has not been announced yet. The pre-reform Ciaz costs from 783,000 rupees. Refreshed sedan, probably will be a little more expensive. Later restyling model will reach Thailand, South Africa and some countries of Latin America. Probably, in other markets the sedan will be updated in the same way as in India.