Maruti launched its Ciaz sedan last week at a starting price of INR 6.99 lakh while the top-end variant is priced at INR 9.8 lakh (both prices ex-showroom, Delhi). But come January 2015, the current ZXi (O) and ZDi (O) will be superseded by the ZXi+ and ZDi+ as the new top-end trims.

Maruti had officially announced this at the official launch event of Ciaz. They confirmed that Ciaz will see new Z+ trims in both petrol and diesel.

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The current top-end Ciaz variants, the Z(O) in both petrol and diesel, already come with 16-inch alloy wheels instead of the 15-inchers on the other variants, and they also get full leather upholstery too, among other features and equipment.

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So, the new top trims will get all the bells and whistles of the Z(O) cars but will add a “touchscreen” infotainment system just to one-up Honda City which does not get it in any trim. The Honda’s top-end variants do feature a 5-inch display screen but it’s not a touchscreen.

The addition of the touchscreen infotainment system would come at a premium of around 25-30 thousand rupees, and the pinch would hardly be felt by someone who has already decided to buy the Ciaz in its top trim. With class-leading fuel-efficiency in both petrol and diesel, and nice pricing, Maruti finally seems to be on the road to achieve something that it could never do with its SX4 earlier…

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  • dr sanjeev guleria

    it should be better than Honda City and others ,ground clearance must be 190 mm because of worst road conditions in HP PUNJAB HARYANA J&K, feature wise better than others, price must be cheaper than other car in this segment.