Maruti Suzuki India, the biggest automobile manufacturer in the country today launched its much awaited midsized sedan ‘Ciaz’ with a starting price of Rs. 6.99 Lakhs. Aimed concurrently at the Indian and Chinese automobile markets, the Ciaz has been developed with an investment of over Rs. 600 Crore. The Ciaz comes with both 1.4-litre K-Series Petrol and 1.3-litre multi jet diesel engine variants. Named CIAZ as a short form of ‘Comfort-Intelligence-Attitude-Zeal’, the Maruti CIAZ has been developed to offer the four traits included in the name.
Premium mid Size Sedan: Maruti Ciaz has been designed and developed for customers who look to upgrade to a premium mid-sized sedan from hatchbacks and other car segments. The Ciaz will compete directly with its popular rivals from other manufacturers including Honda City, the Volkswagen Vento and the Hyundai Verna.
Maruti Ciaz Prices: Maruti Ciaz sedan comes with a launch price of Rs 6.99 Lakhs and Rs 9.8 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi) with four Diesel variants and six petrol variants. The variant wise pricing of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is as displayed below
|Variant||Model||Price (ex-showroom Delhi)|
|Petrol||VXi||Rs. 6.99 Lakhs|
|Petrol||VXi+||Rs. 7.55 Lakhs|
|Petrol||ZXi||Rs. 8.24 Lakhs|
|Petrol||ZXi (O)||Rs. 8.59 Lakhs|
|Petrol||VXi AT||Rs. 8.65 Lakhs|
|Petrol||ZXi AT||Rs. 9.34 Lakhs|
|Diesel||VDi||Rs. 8.04 Lakhs|
|Diesel||VDi+||Rs. 8.63 Lakhs|
|Diesel||ZDi||Rs. 9.45 Lakhs|
|Diesel||ZDi (O)||Rs. 9.80 Lakhs|
Ciaz Vis-à-vis with its Rivals: Maruti Suzuki Ciaz competes with various rivals in the mid size sedan segment including the likes of Honda City, the Hyundai Verna, the Volkswagen Vento, Fiat Linea and Ford Fiesta. The Maruti Ciaz has a 1372cc four-cylinder petrol engine as well as a 1248cc four-cylinder diesel engine. On fuel efficiency the Ciaz may be an outright winner compared to its rivals as the diesel making it one of the most fuel efficient sedans in India.
|Maruti Suzuki Ciaz||2650 mm|
|Fiat Linea||2603 mm|
|Honda City||2600 mm|
|Hyundai Verna||2570 mm|
|Volkswagen Vento||2552 mm|
|Maruti Suzuki Ciaz||4490 mm|
|Fiat Linea||4596 mm|
|Honda City||4440 mm|
|Hyundai Verna||4370 mm|
|Volkswagen Vento||4384 mm|
Looking to Buy the Ciaz: Make use of Various Loan Schemes
State Bank of Hyderabad Festive Car Loan: The State Bank of Hyderabad (SBH) has introduced SBH Smart Car-II campaign scheme running from October 1 to December 31st 2014. Under the scheme car loans the interest rate is fixed at 10.50 per cent during the campaign period with 50% concession on loan processing charges.
Axis Bank Car Loan Festive Bonanza: Axis Bank has announced its plans for a gala festive bonanza for car loans in the festive season with attractive rate cuts and low processing fee. Make sure to check with your nearest Axis Bank branch for the best car loan offer for you this festive season.
Corporation Bank Festival Dhamaka Automobile Loan: Corporation bank has introduced its Grand Festival Dhamaka scheme with the bank offering discounts on automobile loans under the ‘Corp Vehicle Scheme’. Corporation Bank is offering automobile loans at the rate of 10.65 % for automobile up to Rs 50 Lakhs, and at 11.15 % for amounts above Rs 50 Lakhs.