Maruti Suzuki has launched its Ciaz sedan a while ago in petrol and diesel avatar. The Japanese based manufacturer has launched the Ciaz SHVS hybrid model on 1st of September, 2015.
The hybrid system is based on their diesel engine and claims fuel efficiency figures of 28.09 kpl ARAI certified. Maruti Suzuki call it their SHVS, which stands for Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki and is their first in India.
Here is the pricing of Ciaz SHVS by Maruti Suzuki:
- Ciaz SHVS VDi is priced at INR 8,23,000
- Ciaz SHVS VDi(O) is priced at INR 8,37,500
- Ciaz SHVS VDi+ is priced at INR 8,81,500
- Ciaz SHVS ZDi is priced at INR 9,52,500
- Ciaz SHVS ZDi+ is priced at INR 10,17,500
All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.
Engineers will provide the Ciaz SHVS with an Integrated Starter Generator called ISG, which offers improved power regeneration. It also sports an engine auto start/stop system during idle
Energy harnessed from braking will be stored in a large battery, which will be used as a Power Assist during acceleration. Maruti Suzuki has placed this battery in the engine bay itself closer to the axle.
In terms of safety option Maruti Suzuki Ciaz SHVS will be offered with dual airbags, ABS with EBD. Maruti Suzuki will be offering five trim options in their Ciaz SHVS model.
Design wise not much has been changed by Maruti Suzuki with Ciaz SHVS. It sports a hybrid badge in the rear signifying the special stuff of this vehicle.