Maruti Suzuki has introduced the 2018 Ciaz facelift with a price tag of Rs. 8.19 lakh. With the launch of the facelift sedan, the rivals are feeling a tough competition in the C-segment. So, let’s compare the sedans of the C-segment to find out who wins the race:
The Ciaz facelift is exactly the same in the dimensions to the existing Ciaz. The Ciaz as well comes with the longest wheelbase and spacious cabin.
|S.N.||Car Name||Engine||Power||Torque||Transmission||Fuel Economy|
|1.||2018 Ciaz||1.5-litre||105PS||138Nm||5-speed MT/4-speed AT||21.56kmpl/20.28kmpl|
|2.||Honda City||1.5-litre||119PS||145Nm||5-speed MT/CVT||17.4kmpl/18.0kmpl|
|3.||Hyundai Verna||1.4-litre/1.6-litre||100PS/123PS||132Nm/151Nm||6-speed MT/ AT (only with 1.6-litre)||NA|
|Toyota Yaris||1.5-litre||107PS||140Nm||6-speed MT/CVT||17.1kmpl/17.8kmpl|
|5.||Volkswagen Vento||1.2-litre TSI/1.6-litre||105PS/105PS||175Nm/153Nm||7-speed DSG/5-speed MT||18.19kmpl/16.09kmpl|
|Skoda Rapid||1.6-litre||105PS||153Nm||5-speed MT/6-speed AT||15.41kmpl/14.84kmpl|
2018 Maruti Ciaz is powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine generating an output of 12PS/8Nm high as compared to the pre-facelift Ciaz. The updated Ciaz is comparatively more powerful now but not the most powerful like some rivals. The Honda City and the Hyundai Verna win this segment when it comes to outright power.
New Ciaz is packed with the smart hybrid tech pack and also the first to take petrol-powered SHVS technology in Maruti.
The Volkswagen Vento is the only one in the sedan segment to get a turbocharged petrol powertrain. It has the segment dominating torque numbers. The Vento has a 7-speed DSG attached to a turbo-petrol engine which is the most practical transmission of the segment.
Dual-clutch transmissions are mostly known for its technological advancement than the torque-converters and CVTs. With the two clutches, it gets smooth one gear to another transmission and quick gear shifts. With CVT, it has a smooth final drive than the torque converters.