Maruti Ciaz was launched today and the interesting thing is that the Ciaz Z+ both in petrol and diesel form will be available from 2015 only. The Z+ variants will have features of the Z (O) variant plus the SmartPlay system. This SmartPlay system as you know is a touchscreen system which has various functions like navigation, display for reverse camera, voice recognition, smart phone integration etc. This feature will available over and above the Z-O variants.
The Ciaz currently is available in petrol/diesel in V, V+, Z and Z-O variants only. The + variants then will only have the SmartPlay system as added to the feature list. The Z(o) variant comes with added features like trunk lid garnish, leather wrapped steering, leather upholstery. With a starting price of Rs 6.99 lakh the Ciaz is no doubt aggressively priced and it has already garnered many bookings. There is lots of interest for both the diesel and petrol variants of the Ciaz. Currently the Maruti Ciaz Zdi (O) is the top of the line variant which is available at Rs 9.8 lakh. The + variant is expected to be slightly more expensive than that. Ciaz gets a 91bhp 1.4-litre petrol and a 89bhp 1.3-litre diesel with a four speed AT and a five-speed manual gearbox on offer.