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2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz launch scheduled for August

17 May 2018 | By Shiladitya Ray
All about the 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz

According to reports, the new Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is set to be launched in August this year.

Bookings for the new cars is expected to start by the end of July.

While Ciaz's competitors like the Hyundai Verna and Honda City have seen several upgrades, this is Ciaz's first major upgrade since its launch in 2014.

Here's more about the car.

In context: All about the 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz

17 May 20182018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz launch scheduled for August

2014 CiazThe 2014 Ciaz was a nice car with some drawbacks

The diesel and petrol models of the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz had been launched in 2014 with Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre diesel, and 1.4-litre petrol engines, respectively.

As a response to Verna and City's more powerful engines, Maruti Suzuki had initially thought of upgrading the Ciaz's diesel variant to 1.5-litre.

Meanwhile, the petrol variant had seen complaints of an underpowered engine in an otherwise nice car.

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What changes have been made in the 2018 Ciaz

2018 CiazWhat changes have been made in the 2018 Ciaz

However, despite its plans, Maruti Suzuki has decided to stick with the Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre engine in the 2018 Ciaz's diesel variant.

The petrol variant, on the other hand, is getting an upgrade to a 1.5-litre engine.

The new sedan will come with some cosmetic changes to the front and rear, but the interiors reportedly will remain the same as the 2014 version.

PricingThe 2018 Ciaz is likely to be more expensive

As far as the pricing of the 2018 Ciaz is concerned, Maruti Suzuki is yet to drop any major hints.

However, it's expected to be more than the current range of Rs. 8-12 lakh.

Meanwhile, the launch of the Toyota Yaris this year is set to intensify the already aggressive competition in the mid-range sedan section of India's automobile market.