Sources confirm that Maruti Suzuki will be launching its Ciaz model by the end of August 2014 or during the first week of September 2014. With Ciaz, Maruti will be making a comeback to the segment of mid-sized sedan where its SX4 is facing fierce competition with the leader of the segment, City. Where a few hundred models of SX4 are being sold monthly, the City is making sales of more than 7000 per month.
The concept of Ciaz was revealed at the India Auto Expo 2014, where its attracting features caught the attention of the potential buyers in the segment.
The looks of the sedan are expected to be similar to that of Alivio concept; this has been assumed from the concept that was showcased at the Auto Expo. The sedan will be incorporated with projector head lamps, after Hyundai Verna. The company will have to also reduce the size as the concept was much bigger than most of the sedans in this segment.
However the company has not yet revealed the details of the engine. It is expected to have features like touchscreen, AC vents, and for safety it must have ABS along with EBD and driver side air bags.