No spy pics of Ciaz Facelift have surfaced so far; changes are expected to be minimal.
Nexa, Maruti’s premium brand idea (which we are neutral about) to promote higher priced cars will finally get the much needed push with the introduction of newer cars including Ciaz.
Autocar reports that Maruti will shift Ciaz’s retail sales to Nexa showrooms. Currently, it is sold at Maruti’s regular showrooms across the nation. The report further states that Maruti will mark this transition by launching its facelift. So far, we haven’t seen any test mule of the car but reportedly it is coming around April next year.
Since Ciaz already looks fresh, we do not expect many significant changes to either its looks or the mechanicals. It is currently averaging between 5000 to 6000 units every month and is neck to neck with Honda City.
Apart from the new Ciaz, Maruti will also retail upcoming Ignis as well as the Baleno RS through the Nexa chain. Ignis, a hatchback with crossover looks, will replace Ritz but it is expected to be placed over Swift. It will be launched by next month in January 2017.
Baleno RS will be the sportier version of Baleno and will come with the 1.0 liter turbocharged petrol engine. It will be the range-topping variant and will be introduced around February. So, there are a lot of fireworks expected from Maruti in the coming times. And let’s not forget the 2017 Dzire for which we have exclusive sneaks (read them here)….
Ciaz Facelift & Maruti’s Upcoming Launches: Quick Summary
- Three new launches planned by Maruti in the coming 4 months.
- Ciaz retail sales to shift to Nexa; facelift launch around April 2017
- Range topping turbocharged Baleno RS to be launched around February.
- Ritz replacement with crossover looks Ignis to be launched in January.