The upcoming mid-sized sedan from Maruti-Suzuki, the Ciaz, could be out and about as early as July this year, claims a report by a Facebook group Indian Car Enthusiasts.

The publication quotes a Maruti-Suzuki insider claiming an early Q2 (July) launch of the new C2-segmenter. The source also contends that Ciaz, at least initially, will be introduced with the 1.3-liter Multijet from Fiat tuned to produce around 90 bhp which is the case with current SX4 as well.


According to earlier reports, Ciaz will be a slightly costlier C2 segment sedan with its launch speculated sometime around September. With this report, it seems, Maruti may be planning to advance it a few months.

If Maruti-Suzuki plans to introduce the Ciaz looking and feeling like a discomposed cat in a kennel, they would kill this beautifully desirable prospect of a saloon before it is even born. I humbly urge you, my discerning reader, to behold for once the ‘dogs’ in the said kennel. The 1.3L motor, although fantastic, is just not enough for this big and beautiful a car!

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So gentlemen, would you then like your Ciaz to possess anything less than the 1.6-liter Multijet with at least 105 Bhp of power and 290 Nm of torque? Nahin! Nakko! Nada!

Moreover, quashing an earlier report, Ciaz is being reportedly produced with a proper CVT transmission and NOT the cost-saving AMT. We said ‘quashing’ because we firmly believe Maruti will not be too immature to introduce a cost-saving technology in a car of 10-12 Lakhs. It deserves a proper automatic gearbox and CVT is what it should be. The current SX4 and Dzire get a 4-speed autobox.




  1. Thank you for finally and boldly calling out the single most definitive factor of the Indian car market. Set forth of course by Maruti Suzuki and carried forward as a legacy by other car companies staffed with unimaginative management – underpowered, undersized engines at ridiculous costs.


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