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2018 Maruti Ciaz Facelift Official Bookings Open; Launch On August 20

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Maruti Suzuki has officially opened the order books for the 2018 Ciaz facelift, which is set to launch on August 20. Buyers can book one at a token amount of Rs 11,000. Deliveries of the updated model are expected to start by the end of this month.

The Ciaz facelift will be available with a new 1.5-litre petrol engine that will produce over 100PS of power, making it more powerful than the outgoing version of the sedan. Transmission options will continue to remain the same — a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic. Despite the increase in power, the Ciaz facelift will be more fuel efficient as it will be available with the SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) mild-hybrid tech with the petrol engine as well. Read more about its mileage & performance here.

2018 Maruti Ciaz Facelift Official Bookings Open; Launch On August 20


The diesel-powered version of the Ciaz facelift, which will be launched at a later stage, will continue to draw power from the same 1.3-litre DDiS 200 diesel engine as before. It will be available with a manual transmission only and will continue to feature SHVS tech.

The 2018 Ciaz will also get rear LED combination lamps. There will be additional safety features on offer too such as ESP (electronic stability program), traction control and hill start assist. These will be standard across the range. Read in detail about the new features of the upcoming Ciaz here.

2018 Maruti Ciaz Facelift Official Bookings Open; Launch On August 20

With the addition of a new petrol engine with mild-hybrid tech and various new features, expect the 2018 Ciaz to receive a bump in prices when compared to its predecessor, which is currently priced from  Rs 7.83 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The updated sedan will continue to rival the likes of the Hyundai Verna, Honda City, Toyota Yaris, Volkswagen Vento and Skoda Rapid.