The Beijing Auto Show has given us many important cars but this one is the most important as it points to the near production spec Maruti Ciaz which will replace the Maruti SX4 sedan in India. Shown here as the Concept Alivio this is a big step futher in production form over the Maruti Ciaz shown at the Auto Expo. The dimensions are an overall length of 4,545mm x overall width 1,730mm x overall height 1,475mm.
The styling is like the concept and it seems it has kept the handsome proportions. We think this is a good loking design which is sharp and has clean lines. The engine is a 1586cc water-cooled, four-stroke in-line four-cylinder DOHC 16-valve VVT gasoline engine with a six-speed automatic transmission.
For India the Ciaz will be launched with an AMT gearbox and the engines from the Ertiga. We expect the Ciaz to be launched within a few months time. This concept was first seen as Authentics and exhibited at the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition held in April 2013.