Maruti Suzuki launched the Ciaz last year with great expectations, as it was the successor to the SX4 sedan. The Ciaz has lived up to the expectations of Maruti Suzuki and is selling well indeed, with sales numbers touching the 5000 mark almost every month, but it somehow has not been able to catch up with its immediate rival, the Honda City. Honda has been selling 6000-7000 units of the city every month constantly and this has been bothering the boffins at Maruti Suzuki a lot.
Maruti Suzuki decided that it was time to enhance the appeal of the Ciaz and hence began testing different variants and designs and it was during that time, that a Ciaz was spotted testing with a full body kit fitted on. We doubt that this body kit will actually make a difference to the grip levels of the car, but we do know that it definitely increased the aesthetic appeal of the Ciaz.
Recently, yet another Ciaz was spotted testing at the Maruti Suzuki facility in Gurgaon, and the spy-shots show that Maruti Suzuki might be toying with the idea of launching the Ciaz with LED daytime running lights. The LED daytime running lights look nothing like the DRL’s one can find on the European cars, but look a lot cheaper than those. The DRL’s were fitted on the front bumper of the Ciaz just below the Headlamp and above the fog lamp housing and it looks like an aftermarket fitment, but we are not going to jump to conclusions, as Maruti Suzuki is still testing them and this might not be the final product.
The Ciaz that was spotted testing also sported white racing stripes which makes it look just a little more sportier than the normal Ciaz. We are speculating that Maruti Suzuki’s main intention is to use the racing stripes as well as the LED DRL’s on an all new RS variant of the Ciaz, which might be a limited edition or yet another variant in the product line-up.
Other than the Racing stripes and the DRL’s, there were no other changes to the exteriors of the Ciaz. The interiors too are expected to remain the same and so are the mechanical bits. The Ciaz will continue to be powered by the same 1.3-liter diesel engine and 1.4 liter petrol engine.
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