Maruti Suzuki India today introduced a new sporty version of its popular C-segment sedan Ciaz at a starting price of ₹ 9.39 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Christened Maruti Suzuki Ciaz S, the car comes with a bunch of new cosmetic updates which include a new sporty body kit, premium interior and a large trunk-lid spoiler. The new Cias S is available in both petrol and diesel options and the latter is priced at ₹ 11.55 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Introducing the new Maruti Suzuki Ciaz S, R S Kalsi Senior Executive Director, Marketing and Sales, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, said, “Ciaz has established itself as one of the most progressive brands of Maruti Suzuki and has sold over 1.70 lakh units of Ciaz cumulative since its launch in October 2014. The introduction of Ciaz S will further strengthen the position of Ciaz in the market by catering to the requirements of a younger yet premium customer who believes in the sporty spirit of life.”
Now, this is not the first time that Maruti has introduced sport edition of the Ciaz. In 2015 the company has introduced the Ciaz RS which only came with some minor updates like a small trunk-lid mounted spoiler and updated interior. The new Ciaz S, however, gets several visual updates like a larger rear spoiler, a beefy rear bumper with sculpted lines, and new front and side under spoilers among others. The body colour options remain the same with no new colour options.
The new Ciaz S is based on the Alpha trim and gets all the features offered in the top-spec variant. This means the car comes with features like a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, automatic climate control, cruise control and much more. The Ciaz S, in particular, comes with new stylish all-black interiors with leather upholstery and chrome accents for the cabin. Safety features include – dual airbags, seat belt pre-tensioner with force limiter, ABS with EBD and ISOFIX (child seat restraint system).
Engine options remain unchanged and the car continues to be powered by the same 91 bhp 1.4-litre petrol and 88 bhp 1.3-litre diesel engine with SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle from Suzuki) system. The petrol version comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox and a 4-speed autobox, while the diesel version only comes with the 5-speed manual unit.