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The new Maruti Ciaz facelift is expected to launch sometime around August 2018. The new Ciaz facelift, once launched might get a larger petrol engine than the one currently in use.
According to recent reports from Autocar India, the new Ciaz facelift might bring in the new K15B, 1.5-litre petrol engine to India.
The new 1.5-litre petrol engine will offer better power output and torque figures as compared to the current engine. The engine will produce 103.2bhp (additional 12bhp) with 138.4Nm of torque.
Currently, the outgoing Ciaz model is powered by a 1.4-litre petrol engine which produces 91.2bhp and 130Nm of torque. The engine comes mated with a five-speed manual gearbox. The petrol engine receives an optional four-speed automatic transmission as well.
There is also a diesel hybrid option in the form of a 1.3-litre engine. This diesel engine churns out 88.5bhp with 200Nm of torque and comes mated to a five-speed manual gearbox only.
The upcoming Ertiga MPV might receive the new 1.5-litre K-Series engine as well. First unveiled at the Indonesia Motor Show 2018, the Ertiga MPV is also set to make its entry into the Indian market soon.
The K-Series engines power a number of Maruti Suzuki products and are known for their refinement, good fuel efficiency and a strong mid-range.
The Maruti Ciaz facelift will come with minor upgrades in terms of a restyled front and rear. The interiors on the sedan will also receive subtle changes, with the inclusion of a sunroof on the higher variants.
Thoughts On The Maruti Ciaz Facelift With The New K15B Engine
The Maruti Ciaz was first introduced in 2014. The sedan with the 1.4-litre engine felt underpowered compared to its rivals. With the introduction of the larger 1.5-litre petrol engine, Maruti hopes to improve the power figures on its Ciaz, in a bid to take on its rivals. The Maruti Ciaz competes against cars like the Honda City and the Hyundai Verna.