Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) would launch the Ciaz sedan in the country on October 5, 2014. Our sources have confirmed via multiple company dealers that it is going to be the day when Ciaz hits the Indian shores. The Ciaz sedan would replace the SX4 sedan in India and would arrive in both petrol and diesel guises. The company had already commenced the advance bookings for the sedan at a token amount of Rs. 21000 and got stupendous response from the buyers as it has registered as many as 6000 pre-orders in no time.
Maruti has also released the official brochure of the sedan at its website which provide a sneak-peek of the sedan. Recently, the company has also started a #RideWithRanveer Contest on its official Twitter handle to generate more buzz regarding this premium product. Not to mention, Bollywood Actor Ranveer Singh is on-borad as the brand ambassador of this premium offering from country's largest automaker. The Ciaz sedan would come across in four trims - V, V+, Z, Z+. It would be offered in seven vibrant shades - The sedan would be offered in seven chic colors - Pearl Snow White, Pearl Metallic Dignity Brown, Pearl Sangria Red, Metallic Silky Silver, Metallic Glistening Grey, Pearl Midnight Black, and Metallic Clear Beige.
Several advanced and up-market comfort features such as Rear AC Vents, exclusive 12V Charging Sockets, Front Centre Armrest with Utility Box, Rear Centre Armrest with Cupholders, Camera Assited Reverse Parking, Keyless Push Start System and Smart Key would be offered with the sedan. The Ciaz sedan would also feature a SmartPlay Infotainment system with facilities such as Smartphone Linkage, Multi-touch Display, Complete Media Connectivity, Navigation, Voice-recognition and Playback. There is also one app - Hi-tech MirrorLink Car-mode, which facilitates an individual to copy your smartphone's screen onto the SmartPlay screen.
Mechanically, it would be sharing its engine options with the company's Ertiga MPV as it would be in-housing 1.4L K14B Petrol Engine and 1.3L Multi-jet DDiS200 diesel engine. The former would generate a maximum power output of 91bhp and 130Nm of peak torque with a best-in-class fuel efficiency of 20.73kmpl, while the latter would be churning out 89bhp of highest power and a top torque of 200Nm with again, a best-in-segment fuel efficiency of 26.73kmpl.