Maruti Suzuki has recalled over 800 units of the 2018 Ciaz sedan to replace the speedometer assembly and owner’s manual in the Zeta and Alpha version of Ciaz diesel. This recall does not speak of safety concerns for the 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz owners. The company is calling for the model under the ‘Service Campaign’. The company has recalled a total of 880 units of the Ciaz diesel that were manufactured between August 1 and September 21, 2018. Maruti Suzuki dealers will contact the owners for the inspection and replacement of the part free of cost. The recall is only for the model year 2018.
The higher variants Zeta and Alpha variants (diesel) of the model are affected and customers can check on the company’s website. All they have to do is fill the chassis number of their vehicle (MA3 with the 14-digit alpha-numeric number) on the specific page created by the brand for the Service Campaign.
The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift gets many changes to its exterior like the new grille, revamped headlamps, new set of alloy wheels and some more updates, which are limited to the exterior only. The interior is similar just like its outgoing model but with some minor tweaks like a new instrument cluster along with colour display on the MID unit. The car also gets a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and Suzuki Connect telematics solutions as well.
The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz draws its power from the company’s tried and tested 1.3-litre diesel engine and a new 1.5-litre petrol engine (replacing the 1.4-litre unit). The diesel version produces 89bhp of power and 200 Nm torque, returning a fuel efficiency of 28.09 km, whereas the new 1.5L petrol engine makes 103 bhp of maximum power with 138 Nm of top torque, returning a mileage of 21.56 km per litre for the manual version and 20.28 km per litre for automatic variant. Transmission duties are carried out by a 5-speed manual for both petrol and diesel variant as standard, while the petrol version is also offered with a 4-speed automatic torque converter. Both the powertrain comes packed with the mild hybrid technology – SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle from Suzuki).