The 2019 Maruti Ciaz (facelift) recently revealed to the public eye with a 6-speed manual gear lever, hinting out a worth-a-watch revolutionary model in the Indian sedan segment.
We’ve seen the facelifted Maruti Ciaz out and about the domestic roads after the launch commenced in August 2018. This year, things turn out to be quite different, with another makeover of Ciaz in the pipeline. Until now, we can confirm that Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) will soon introduce the all-new Ciaz with a new 1.5-litre E15A diesel motor along with a 6-speed manual transmission thanks to a set of leaked images taken by some spy photographers.
The updated Maruti Ciaz will arrive with a 6-speed manual transmission
In actuality, there is no Maruti Suzuki vehicle available with a 6-speed manual gearbox unit in its lineup until now. Virtually all models integrated with the Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre D13A diesel burner come engaged with a standard 5-speed manual transmission. This time around, the 1.5-litre E15A oil burner made to team up with a 6-speed manual unit, needless to say, will heat up the segment of saloons due to the substantially better performance on the drives.
That said, the new engine (so-called the DDis 225) is capable of outputting the maximum power of 95.17 PS at 4,000 rpm and the max torque of 225 Nm units at 1,500-2,500 rpm. Though this in-house developed diesel engine option would fail to reach the BS-VI emission norms compliance on the point of launch, it is approaching to get the BSVI upgrade well-nigh ahead of the April 1, 2020 deadline. Reportedly, no mild hybrid system is slated on the new oil burner; however, it will still cover a praiseworthy mileage of 26.82 km/l.
There are still no words on the launch timeline of the new Ciaz in India
Reports suggested that these new engine-transmission combinations will be restricted to the Delta, Zeta and Alpha trim only. Possibly, the base Sigma variant could not ease the high cost of the engine and transmission suite. As a part of the massive mechanical changes, the Ertiga, Vitara Brezza and S-Cross will join with the Ciaz to get the E15A diesel engine and 6-speed manual transmission soon. Price of the tweaked Ciaz will more likely to start at INR 10.50 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
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