2018 Maruti Ciaz Facelift Spied Testing, could come with 1.5 litre engine and make around 120 BHP to take on its rivals
One of the hottest selling C segment sedans from our country’s largest automobile manufacturer Maruti Suzuki is due for an upgrade. Recent spy shots have surfaced on the internet that the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift will arrive soon this year. There is a high chance that it will arrive as early as February 2018 during the auto expo.
Since the time, Ciaz has been launched in 2014 it has given some serious competition to the segment leader the Honda City, and in the year 2016 it successfully overthrew the Honda City of its number one ranking and became the leader of the segment. However, this didn’t stop the city. It came back with a bang after receiving some midlife upgrades and regained back it’s number one position.
The Ciaz Facelift was spotted testing with some heavy camouflage but still, it didn’t stop us from noticing that they have updated the front with a new one-piece grille. Since a new set of alloys is being done by all the companies we can expect the same from the Ciaz with some remodeled chrome inserts both in the front and rear.
The Ciaz Facelift is also expected to have some changes for the interiors. This includes an updated upholstery and an advanced touch screen system. If we look under the hood there was a 1.3-litre diesel engine which produces a horsepower of 88.47 in the previous models but in the facelift we can expect the newly tested 1.5 litre diesel engine. Otherwise, the K14B VVT petrol engine which produces a 91.15 bhp of power and a torque of 130Nm is expected to continue in the facelift.
Currently, the Ciaz faces rivalry from the Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Volkswagen Vento and the Skoda Rapid. As mentioned earlier this new Ciaz is expected to make a debut at the 2018 auto expo which is taking place next month and the launch should probably take place after that. The price is expected to be the same as the current Ciaz.