The country’s leading car manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki has launched the Ciaz RS variant with prices starting from Rs 9.20 lakh and Rs 10.28 lakh, for the petrol and diesel respectively.
The changes are purely cosmetic, it’s basically a regular Ciaz sedan with a new body kit. It gets a chin spoiler (front under spoiler), side skirts, boot-lid mounted spoiler and rear underbody spoiler. These additions are said to be improving the aerodynamics of the Ciaz by Maruti Suzuki. On the inside, the Ciaz RS gets all-black interiors with a grey chrome finish instrument panel.
The Ciaz RS variant mirrors the equipment list of the standard Z+ trims which includes the Maruti SmartPlay infotainment as well as dual front airbags and ABS. The colours too remain intact with the regular Ciaz, which include – Pearl Snow White, Pearl Metallic Dignity Brown, Pearl Sangria Red, Metallic Silky Silver, Metallic Glistening Gray, Pearl Midnight Black, Metallic Clear Beige.
Besides the cosmetic changes, they aren’t any changes to the greasy bits including the powertrain, suspension and brakes. The petrol variant comes with the same 1.4-litre 91bhp K-series unit while the diesel model gets the 1.3-litre DDiS unit with the SHVS hybrid technology, both engines are mated to 5-speed manual gearbox. The petrol Ciaz has an ARAI certified mileage of 20.73 kmpl for the manual variant, while the diesel variant with SHVS delivers the segment-best 28.03 kmpl.
Prices of the Maruti Ciaz RS (ex-showroom, Delhi):
- Ciaz ZXi+RS – Rs. 9,20,000
- Ciaz ZDi+ SHVS RS – Rs. 10,28,000
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