2018 Maruti Ciaz Facelift: Leaked Document Confirms Details
Features like Electronic Stability Program and Hill Hold Assist won’t be standard, as opposed to previous media claims
Maruti Suzuki is all set to launch the 2018 Ciaz facelift in India on 20 August 2018. Bookings for the upcoming sedan are already open and it’s now common knowledge, thanks to a previous leak, that the sedan will be available in four variants: Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha. If you’re about to book the upcoming Maruti sedan, you might also be aware that the automatic transmission will not be available in the base Sigma variant. Now, we’ve got hold of an official document that confirms some more details about the 2018 Ciaz that you must know.
1. ESP and Hill-hold Assist are not standard
In our previous reports, based on a leak, we had mentioned that the Ciaz facelift will come with ESP (Electronic Stability Program) and Hill-hold Assist as standard. However, the official document now confirms that these features will be limited to the automatic version of the sedan only. The 2018 Ciaz facelift equipped with a manual transmission won’t get these features.
2. First Maruti car to get LED fog lamps
The 2018 Ciaz will certainly get LED-powered fog lamps. It will be the first Maruti car to get these. The 2018 Ciaz will also get LED headlamps and LED rear combination lamps. It remains to be seen whether Maruti Suzuki opts to offer the LEDs in head- and fog lamps from lower variants or restricts them to the top variant only.
3. New standard features: Speed Alert System (SAS) and Seatbelt Reminder (SBR)
The SAS will warn the driver if the car exceeds 80kmph. Between 80kmph to 120kmph, the SAS will sound two beeps every minute as a warning signal. If the 2018 Ciaz is driven above 120kmph, there will be continuous beeps to warn the driver.
The SBR will warn the front occupants (both the driver and front passenger) to fasten the seatbelts (if they haven’t already) via a reminder and a buzzer above 15kmph.
4. New 1.5-litre petrol engine to be more powerful than the outgoing 1.4-litre motor
The 2018 Ciaz facelift will be powered by a new 1.5-litre petrol engine rated to develop 105PS of maximum power. This engine was first showcased on the second-gen Ertiga earlier this year. It produces as much power and torque on the 2018 Ciaz facelift as it does on the Indonesia-spec second-gen Ertiga. However, on the 2018 Ciaz facelift in India, this engine will be paired with SHVS mild-hybrid tech.
The 2018 Ciaz will be more powerful and, at the same time, more fuel efficient too, thanks to SHVS. Head to our previous report to know just how much more fuel efficient it will be.
5. Same diesel engine
The 2018 Ciaz will also be available with a diesel engine, like before. The engine will be the same 1.3-litre unit, developing the same power and torque as earlier. It will continue to come with a manual transmission only.
6. No change in dimensions
Since it’s just the facelift of the existing Ciaz, the dimensions will remain the same. And now, the official document too confirms this.
With the facelift, we expect the new Ciaz to be slightly more expensive than the outgoing model. We expect its prices to start from around Rs 8 lakh. Read in detail about the expected prices of the 2018 Ciaz here.
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