2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift Launch in India today Live Updates: Prices starts at Rs 8.19 lakh

2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift India Launch Live Update: The new 2018 Ciaz facelift hosts many exteriors and interior changes and gets a new petrol engine with SHVS mild hybrid technology. It will challenge the likes of Honda City, Hyundai Verna and the newly launched Toyota Yaris and will once again disrupt the mid-size segment in India. Here are the prices and all the details.

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2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift India launch live updates

India's largest carmaker, Maruti Suzuki India has launched the 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift in India. The petrol variants of the new Ciaz is priced between Rs 8.19 lakh - 9.97 lakh and the diesel variants ranges from Rs 9.80 -10.97 lakh (Ex-Showroom). The new Maruti Suzuki Ciaz will once again disrupt the mid-size sedan market that has seen a total annual sales of over 1.72 lakh units during the financial year 2017-18 and also saw the introduction of the all-new Hyundai Verna. In this ongoing financial year, the Indian market has already seen the all-new Toyota Yaris and the new 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift is once again likely to take the lead in the fast-growing segment. Maruti Suzuki has already commenced the bookings of the all-new Ciaz through its NEXA channel of dealerships and can also be booked online through the NEXA website. The Ciaz was the first car by Maruti Suzuki to get its SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) technology and is also the most expensive car in the company's product line-up.

The new Maruti Suzuki Ciaz gets a new K15 petrol engine that has been developed by Maruti Suzuki in India and also for the first time the petrol variants will get company's SHVS mild hybrid technology. The Ciaz will continue to get the 1.3L DDiS diesel engine on the new Ciaz.

2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz prices

VariantsPrices: New 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz
Petrol SHVSRs 8.19 - 9.97 lakh
Petrol Automatic SHVSRs 9.80 - 10.97 lakh
Diesel Rs 9.19 - 10.97 lakh

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New Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift 2018 India Launch live updates: Hyundai Verna, Toyota Yaris, Honda City Challenger returns:

Highlights

    15:10 (IST)20 Aug 2018
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    14:53 (IST)20 Aug 2018
    Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki on the new Ciaz

    Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki said, “At Maruti Suzuki, we always strive to bring newer, advanced and greener technologies in India. The New Ciaz, powered by K15 Smart Hybrid gasoline engine, is a testament of the same. Ciaz is the first car in India to be powered by next-generation Smart Hybrid technology with Lithium-ion battery. Over the past four years, Ciaz has redefined the sedan segment with its class-leading space, design and sophistication. With fresh changes, we are confident that the New Ciaz will present a complete package in line with aspirations of evolving customers.”

    14:45 (IST)20 Aug 2018
    New Engine, New Ambitions

    With the launch of the new Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, the company has also debuted its new K15 petrol engine which will also make way for future Maruti Suzuki cars and SUVs including the likes of the all-new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and going forward in Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Maruti Suzuki S-Cross. 

    14:41 (IST)20 Aug 2018
    2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz investment and bookings

    The new 2018 Ciaz is a result of an investment worth Rs 160 crore says Maruti Suzuki India. It will challenge the likes of Honda City, Toyota Yaris and Hyundai Verna and many dealers have claimed a lot of bookings for the new Ciaz. 

    14:30 (IST)20 Aug 2018
    2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz diesel prices (Ex-Showroom)

    Variants

    Variant wise prices of New Maruti Suzuki Ciaz - Diesel

    Maruti Suzuki Ciaz - Sigma

    Rs 9.19 lakh

    Maruti Suzuki Ciaz -Delta

    Rs 9.80 lakh

    Maruti Suzuki Ciaz - Zeta

    Rs 10.57 lakh

    Maruti Suzuki Ciaz -Alpha

    Rs 10.97 lakh

    14:27 (IST)20 Aug 2018
    Variant wise prices of New Maruti Suzuki Ciaz - Petrol Automatic

    Variants

    Variant wise prices of New Maruti Suzuki Ciaz - Petrol Automatic

    Maruti Suzuki Ciaz -Delta

    Rs 9.80 lakh

    Maruti Suzuki Ciaz -Zeta

    Rs 10.57 lakh

    Maruti Suzuki Ciaz -Alpha

    Rs 10.97 lakh

    14:26 (IST)20 Aug 2018
    Variant wise prices of New Maruti Suzuki Ciaz - Petrol (MT) - EX-Showroom
    2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz launched in India
    2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz launched in India (Image: CarandBike)

    Variants

    Variant wise prices of New Maruti Suzuki Ciaz - Petrol

    Maruti Suzuki Ciaz -Sigma

    Rs 8.19 lakh

    Maruti Suzuki Ciaz -Delta

    Rs 8.80 lakh

    Maruti Suzuki Ciaz -Zeta

    Rs 9.57 lakh

    Maruti Suzuki Ciaz -Alpha

    Rs 9.97 lakh

    14:23 (IST)20 Aug 2018
    2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz prices: Petrol and diesel

    Variants

    Prices: New 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz

    Petrol SHVS

    Rs 8.19 - 9.97 lakh

    Petrol Automatic SHVS

    Rs 9.80 - 10.97 lakh

    14:21 (IST)20 Aug 2018
    2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz starting Price at Rs 8.19 lakh (Ex-Showroom)

    Petrol: Rs 8.19 lakh - 10.97 lakhDiesel: 9.19 lakh- 10.97 lakh - All prices Ex-Showroom

    14:18 (IST)20 Aug 2018
    New 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift unveiled

    14:15 (IST)20 Aug 2018
    Automatic Transmission on 2018 Petrol Maruti Suzuki Ciaz

    Maruti Suzuki confirms that the new petrol engine will be mated to an Automatic Transmission (AT) that will also further support hill-assist, rear-passenger seatbelt reminders, auto-hold features along with ABS,ESP and many more safety features. 

    14:12 (IST)20 Aug 2018
    New K15 Petrol engine on new Maruti Suzuki Ciaz confirmed

    Maruti Suzuki has added a new K15 petrol engine to its line-up and the new Ciaz is the first to get this engine. The power and torque on the new engine have gone up by 13% and 6% respectively. The engine sheds a power of 77kW and 138 Nm of torque. It is also the for the first time a petrol engine gets a SHVS technology, o New generation Dual battery system with the following features Idle Start Stop, Torque Assist Function andBrake Energy Regeneration. 

    14:09 (IST)20 Aug 2018
    Smarplay infotainment system on 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz

    The new 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz gets the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Apple Car Play, Android Auto and inbuilt navigation. It also gets a digital instrument cluster. 

    14:07 (IST)20 Aug 2018
    C.V Raman, Senior Executive Director, Engineering, Maruti Suzuki India

    New Exterior changes: - Evolved dynamic language to give more - The modern multi-pixel grille on the new Ciaz- LED Projector headlamps with DRLs- Auto Headlamp feature- 16-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels

    14:04 (IST)20 Aug 2018
    Changing choice of colours on Maruti Suzuki Ciaz

    R.S Kalsi further says that the new-age buyers of Ciaz choose more vibrant colours and the Nexa Blue has been among the top preferred colour across India. The new 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz will be offered in over 7 colour options.

    14:02 (IST)20 Aug 2018
    Maruti Suzuki Ciaz success story

    Maruti Suzuki's Ciaz is the most loved sedan in India and became the market leader in less than 2 years in the A3+ segment. The year Ciaz launched the segment jumped by over 33%.  The segment is showcasing the growth of 5% and the Ciaz plays a crucial role in this segment. 

    13:58 (IST)20 Aug 2018
    New 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift India launch begins

    Maruti Suzuki India senior management is all set to unveil the new Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. R.S Kalsi says that the "NEXA Channel is now 3 years old and is now one of the brightest stars for the company. The customers are now more aspirational, more demanding and knowledgeable and all the cars sold through NEXA has been the game changer.  We now need to drive towards the future. "  

    13:56 (IST)20 Aug 2018
    Maruti Suzuki's mild-hybrid technology - SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicles by Suzuki)

    The first ever car by Maruti Suzuki to get its SHVS technology was the Ciaz in September 2015. The SHVS Ciaz was available in top-diesel engine variants and now both petrol and diesel engine powered new Maruti Suzuki Ciaz will get SHVS technology. These mild hybrid technology features start/Stop technology, regenerative braking that charges the battery while braking and torque assist functions. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga also gets this SHVS technology. 

    13:41 (IST)20 Aug 2018
    Maruti Suzuki Ciaz diesel engine details

    The new 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz will continue to get the tried and tested 1.3L DDiS diesel engine that claims a mileage of over 28 kmpl. The same diesel engine is used in other Maruti Suzuki cars including the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Maruti Suzuki S-Cross and Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. 

    13:35 (IST)20 Aug 2018
    New 1.4L Petrol engine on the facelift Maruti Suzuki Ciaz - India launch

    The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz will feature a new 1.4L petrol engine that is likely to be more the most fuel-efficient engine. The new engine will also feature the company's SHVS mild hybrid technology. The petrol variants of the new Ciaz will get features like Start/Stop technology, gear-shift indicator and regenerative braking. The new petrol engine will also make way to other upcoming Maruti Suzuki cars in India. 

    13:29 (IST)20 Aug 2018
    2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz dealerships and booking details

    The new 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz will be sold solely through Maruti Suzuki Nexa Channel of dealerships alongside Maruti Suzuki Ignis, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS and the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross. The company has already commenced the bookings of the new Ciaz across the country and alternatively, it can be booked online by paying Rs 11,000. The prices of the 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz will be out in next 45 minutes. 

    NEXA Channel - Maruti Suzuki cars
    NEXA Channel - Maruti Suzuki cars
    13:19 (IST)20 Aug 2018
    Images of 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz

    13:16 (IST)20 Aug 2018
    2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz interiors and cabin

    The new 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz gets a nice and bright cabin with the dashboard finished in black and beige colours. There is also the use of wood for an upmarket appeal and the surface around the infotainment system and climate control gets a piano black finish. The seats also get bright colours that make the cabin appear more spacious. The rear-seats gets arm-rest holders.

    2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Interiors
    2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Interiors
    12:57 (IST)20 Aug 2018
    First Images of the new 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Exteriors - Rear

    The rear of the 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz gets subtle changes to its style. It features a modified rear bumper and gets a different treatment to its taillights. The new housing finished in chrome for reflectors compliments the front housing cluster for fog lamps. The top-variants will get body coloured rear-parking sensors and the chrome lining on the boot door adds to the premium appeal. 

    12:43 (IST)20 Aug 2018
    First Images of the new 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Exteriors - Front

    The new 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz gets a completely revamped exterior design. The face of the car has been changed and now looks soberer and matured. The excess of chrome in the centre of the front grille has been replaced with a simple black grille with chrome finishing around it. The headlamp cluster is modified and the top-variants now features LED DRLs. There is also a new housing cluster for fog lamps that sits on a new front bumper.

    Considering this is a mid-life facelift, the 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz does not get a platform change. The dimensions of the new Ciaz continue to remain the same as the outgoing model.  

    Maruti Suzuki Ciaz exterior design
    Maruti Suzuki Ciaz exterior design
    12:32 (IST)20 Aug 2018
    Maruti Suzuki Ciaz sales in India

    The sales of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz in India clocked a total of 58,713 units in the period April 2017- March 2018. The sales of passenger vehicles in India was dominated by SUVs in the said financial year and the Ciaz remained the market leader in its segment. Having said that, the new Hyundai Verna was launched much later in the year. With the anticipation of the new Ciaz coming out, the sales of CIaz over the last few months have dropped and dealers across the country were offering massive discounts to clear the existing stock. 

    New Ciaz

    12:25 (IST)20 Aug 2018
    2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz story so far in India: Market leader and challenging Honda City

    The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz sedan was first launched in October 2014 and was the company's most premium offering ever. Let's be honest, it was not easy for the market leader to give a fight to Honda City that is still considered as an aspiration buy. Volkswagen Vento and Skoda Rapid added to that premium buy and Maruti Suzuki's bet on premium products like the SX4, Baleno had not really taken off. However, the timely introduction of Ciaz along with modern features and premium interiors not just saw it being successful but also beating the sales of Honda City and Hyundai Verna to be the market leader. 

    In late 2017, the sales of the Ciaz was moved to the company's NEXA channel that further enhanced the positioning of the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz.  

    Maruti Suzuki Ciaz
    2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz exteriors (Image: Team-BHP)
    12:09 (IST)20 Aug 2018
    2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz: Should Honda City, Hyundai Verna be worried?

    Honda City, Hyundai Verna and Toyota Yaris are the arch-rivals to the new 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz along with Volkswagen Vento and Skoda Rapid. The Ciaz will get new exterior and interior designs and will be the most premium offering from by Maruti Suzuki. The design of the Ciaz, when compared to the competition, will be more new and young with its features connecting to both first time, new-age buyer along with the existing Ciaz user looking to update his/her car. 

    We had recently compared the existing market leaders (Honda City, Hyundai Verna and new Toyota Yaris) petrol automatic versions and had confirmed the launch of the new Ciaz along with the new 1.5L petrol engine

    11:59 (IST)20 Aug 2018
    Mid-size sedan segment size in India: Where will 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz fit

    2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz enters a crowded segment and all the cars have its own massive following. This segment in India currently has about eight cars and during the last financial year (FY 2018-19) this segment contributed to 1.72 lakh units growing by 6.5%. This year, we have already seen a new car - Toyota Yaris being launched in India and the new 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz will be the second big launch in this segment. 

    Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift
    2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz teaser
    11:44 (IST)20 Aug 2018
    2018: The Year of Sedans in India

    The year 2018 has been a year of sedans. We have already seen the cars like the new Honda Amaze, Toyota Yaris, Audi A5, BMW 6GT and now the leader in the Indian market will launch the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift in India today. Over the next few months, we will see the introduction of more sedans including the Ford Figo Aspire facelift, Mercedes-Benz E-Class all-terrain and later the Honda Civic will also make a comeback. 

    2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift sedan is the company's first big launch after the launch of 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift and going forward the company will bring in the new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga this festive season and Maruti Suzuki Wagon R early next year.

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