The replacement for the Maruti SX4 will be launched towards the year-end at an attractive price. Maruti showed the Ciaz and the SX4 S-cross at this years Auto Expo and while the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross will be coming next year the Ciaz will be launched during October. The concept shown at the Expo was first revealed under the Authentics concept name and features many futursitic styling details.
The production Ciaz will not as futuristic as the concept seen here but will retain the basic styling. The Ciaz will be a lot more aggressive and futuristic than the SX4 sporting a big chrome grille at the front with sharp headlamps. The side and rear styling would be a lot more restrained though but still a massive leap over the dated SX4.
Maruti will be positioning the Ciaz higher than the SX4 so that the Dzire top-end and Ciaz do not clash. The production Ciaz will also be well equipped and quite spacious. Whether it can beat the new City in space terms or even interior features is something which we have to see.
The Ciaz will have a petrol and a diesel engine with the 1.4 petrol, 1.3 Multijet diesel from the Maruti Ertiga. The bigger news is the presence of the AMT gearbox in the Ciaz range just like the Celerio which will mean that the Ciaz will be the most efficient automatic car in its class.