To take the competition to a different level altogether, Maruti Suzuki has today launched its new Ciaz SHVS diesel hybrid car at an event in Delhi. The mild-hybrid system increases the ARAI certified fuel efficiency of Ciaz diesel to a whooping 28.09 kmpl from 26.21 kmpl of the now-discontinued diesel-only Ciaz.
Ciaz SHVS comes with Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) and a high capacity battery. The energy saved while braking/decelerating is stored and it assists during acceleration which, Maruti claims, helps in enhancing the ride of the car.
Ciaz SHVS Hybrid: Key Features
The new Ciaz hybrid comes with the following four major features..
- Power Assist
- Brake Energy Regeneration
- Idle Engine Start/Stop
- Gear Shift Indicator
This is the first car in the segment to sport a hybrid system and as a result it again becomes the most fuel efficient car in India. In the past one year, Maruti informs that they have sold around 60,000 Ciaz’s in the domestic and export markets.
Engine: Ciaz SHVS continues to use the same 1.3 liter DDiS 200 diesel engine which produces 90 PS of peak power at 4000 rpm and 200 Nm of max torque at 1750 rpm and is mated to the same 5-speed manual transmission. Maruti claims that Ciaz SHVS can sprint from zero to hundred in 13.2 seconds.
Ciaz SHVS Colors: Ciaz SHVS is available in seven colors…
- Pearl Snow White
- Metallic Silky Silver
- Pearl Midnight Black
- Pearl Metallic Dignity Brown
- Pearl Sangria Red
- Metallic Glistening Gray
- Metallic Clear Beige
Ciaz SHVS Price: Ciaz SHVS is available in five different variants with prices ranging from 8.23 Lakhs to 10.17 Lakhs. Here are the respective variant prices.
- Ciaz SHVS VDI: Rs 8,23,000
- Ciaz SHVS VDI (O): Rs 8,37,500
- Ciaz SHVS VDI+ : Rs 8,81,500
- Ciaz SHVS ZDI: Rs 9,52,500
- Ciaz SHVS ZDI+: Rs 10,17,500
All prices mentioned here are ex-showroom in Delhi and Maruti has marked them as ‘Introductory’ which means be assured that there will be a hike as soon as it settles in the market.
On the looks front, there is no change on the exteriors apart from the added SHVS badge. Interiors get a few minor changes which also include the addition of respective buttons for the hybrid system.