While the 2017 Honda City facelift has arrived and already amased over 5000 bookings, Maruti Suzuki is no mood to let go of its leadership in the C-segment sedan space. That’s why the Indian auto giant is readying up the facelifted version of the Ciaz sedan that will be introduced in the country later this year. First launched in 2014, the Ciaz will be receiving significant changes over the outgoing version, but do not expect major updates to the design or powertrain of the model. Instead, the sedan will see premium touches being added to the exterior and interior.

The 2017 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift is expected to get a revised grille and alloy wheels, new daytime running lights, revised headlamp and tail light cluster as part of the changes. A sunroof is also expected to be added to the ensemble. The interior will also see a more premium appearance while the feature list is likely to remain the same, albeit some new additions. Powertrain options will include the 1.4 litre K-Series petrol and 1.3 litre DDiS diesel engines with the latter getting the mild-hybrid SHVS system. Another change will be the Ciaz moving to the more premium Nexa dealership outlets. While the move is yet to be confirmed, reports suggest that Maruti will be doing so, keeping in mind the’s sedna’s premium image. A marginal price hike will also be in order.

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