The general waiting period for Maruti's latest offering Ciaz sedan has rise up to 3 months in several major cities, including capital Delhi and two other metro cities, namely, Mumbai and Chennai. In fact, the Tier 2 cities are also witnessing massive demand for the mid-sized sedan as there also the minimum waiting period is 1 month, depending upon the variant, color and particular dealership.
The Ciaz sedan received overwhelming response from the buyers, as in no time, even prior to its much anticipated launch on October 6, in India, it garnered around 10,000 pre-orders all across the nation. The company, keeping in mind such marathon advance bookings, commenced the production of Ciaz as early as August, this year. But, still the demand supply gap has widened. However, it is not a new phenomenon for Maruti as such chaotic situations happen during the launch of its almost every product. Out of the 10,000 advance bookings, around 60 percent were for the diesel avatar of the sedan. For the time being, the company is delivering the car to the buyers who pre-booked it.
As known, Maruti Ciaz comes with best-in-class fuel economy in both diesel and petrol guises - 26.21kmpl and 20.73kmpl, respectively. In fact, the exceptional diesel mileage has made it the country's most fuel efficient car. The engine powering the diesel variants of the sedan is Fiat-sourced 1.3L DDiS which generates a maximum power of 88.7 bhp and 200 Nm of peak torque. It is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission to maximize fuel efficiency and performance. On the other hand, the petrol variants in-house a 1.4L K-Series motor which churns out a top power of 91 bhp and maximum torque of 130Nm. It is coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission and, a 4-speed automatic gearbox is also on offer. Maruti Ciaz sedan lock horns with the likes of Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Nissan Sunny and Skoda Rapid.