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Exclusive: Maruti Suzuki Ciaz India launch in Sept 2014, to get AMT

Team OD  | Updated: October 20, 2014, 04:29 PM IST

Spy shots of the upcoming Maruti Suzuki 'YL1' sedan have been doing the rounds of the Internet for quite a while. The vehicle is expected to replace the SX4 sedan and will be based on the Ciaz Concept that Maruti Suzuki showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo. The production-spec Ciaz will draw design inspiration from the concept and will get a sleek and sporty stance. Suzuki is benchmarking the car against Hyundai's fluidic sculpture design philosophy that is seen on the Verna.

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Therefore, we expect that the bodywork, headlights and taillights will feature flowing curves and creases that look more contemporary. Maruti Suzuki is targeting the cosmopolitan and young audience with this sedan and therefore the styling and the dynamics are expected to be sportier than the SX4 sedan. A wide range of engines and states of tune are being tested on the Ciaz, but more importantly, the sedan will also get the automated manual transmission (AMT) technology that recently debuted on the Celerio.

Maruti-YL1The Maruti YL1, which will be launched as Ciaz in India, was recently spotted testing by Team-BHP.com

Unlike the SX4 sedan, which had a limited reach, the Ciaz will be a global sedan. The equipment levels, however, will vary as per market requirement. We expect the India-spec Ciaz to get a push-button starter, climate control, rear A/C vents and automatic headlamps and wipers. The Maruti will be launched in the Indian market in September 2014. Upon its launch, the Ciaz will compete with the likes of the Honda, the Hyundai, the Volkswagen and the Nissan.

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 8.2 Lakhs
Displacement
1498cc
Transmission
Manual
Max Power(ps)
105
Max Torque(Nm)
225
Mileage
26.82 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 9.91 Lakhs
Displacement
1497cc
Transmission
Manual
Max Power(ps)
119
Max Torque(Nm)
145
Mileage
17.8 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 9.31 Lakhs
Displacement
1493cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
115
Max Torque(Nm)
250
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 7.05 Lakhs
Displacement
1498cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
86
Max Torque(Nm)
134
Mileage
17.50 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 8.78 Lakhs
Displacement
999cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
105
Max Torque(Nm)
175
Mileage
17.69 Kmpl
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