One year back, Maruti Suzuki brought the Ciaz in the Indian market. The company has been successfully selling the variants of the Ciaz and the model has been popular among the people looking for compact commute. The automaker has been able to sell around 60,000 units till now. Looking to the heavy demands, the automaker has decided to bring a more efficient variant of the Ciaz named, the ZXi+ automatic.
The ZXi+ variant will get Smart play infotainment system along with SHVS hybrid tech based DDiS engine under its hood. The company has also planned to introduce a automatic gearbox. As the mid level variants missed out many important features, the major concern of the company will be about loading maximum valued features into the new variant. This will bring fresh excitement among the existing ciaz customers. The company is also trying to make the Ciaz stand tough against Honda City.
The Ciaz ZXi+ comes powered by a 1.3 litre DDIS diesel engine that produces 89 bhp of power at 4,000 rpm and a peak torque of 200 nm at 1,750 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 5 speed manual transmission. The Ciaz diesel is claimed to return mileage up to 28.09 kmpl.
The Ciaz ZXi+ comes with new Projector headlamps, Intelligent Key (Push Start/Stop), leather Seat Upholstery in the interior, smart keyless Entry, Touchscreen SmartPlay Infotainment system coupled with integrated Navigation System. It also offers safety features like dual airbags and ABS as standard. At present, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz has been seen competing with close rivals like Honda City, Hyundai Verna, SKODA Rapid, and Volkswagen Vento. The Ciaz ZXi+ automatic shall be available at INR 10,35,206 (ex-showroom price).
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