Auto sector is going through a rough patch in India. Almost, all the automakers have witnessed decline in the domestic sales. In the meantime, there is a car which has been receiving overwhelming response and it is none other than Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. The automaker recently reported a sixth consecutive monthly sales decline, with the numbers dropping 33.5 per cent to 1,09,264 units in July 2019.
As many as 2,397 units of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz was sold in July 2019. Well, the figure is 4,893.8 per cent higher than mere 48 units sold in July 2018. The price of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz begins at Rs 8.20 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and goes up to Rs 11.38 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). It competes against the likes of Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Volkswagen Vento and Skoda Rapid.
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is available with three engine options. There is a 1.5-litre K15 Smart Hybrid petrol engine that churns out 105 hp and 138 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmission options.
Also, there is a 1.5-litre DDiS 225 diesel that produces 70 hp and 225 Nm of torque. It is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. On the other hand, there is a 1.3-litre DDiS 200 Smart Hybrid diesel motor that churns out 90 hp and 200 Nm of torque. It comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The diesel powertrain is BS-VI ready and will comply with the upcoming emission norms by adding a few filters to the engine.
Coming to the sales report of Maruti Suzuki, the India’s largest automaker sold 98,210 units in the domestic market in July 2019. While the sales to other domestic OEMs stood at 1,796 units, the export sales numbered at 9,258 units.
Maruti Suzuki sells vehicles across segments like mini (Alto and old WagonR), compact (new WagonR, Celerio, Ignis, Swift, Baleno and Dzire), mid-size (Ciaz), utility vehicles (Gypsy, Ertiga, Vitara Brezza and S-Cross), vans (Omni and Eeco) and light commercial vehicle (Super Carry).