What Makes the New Ciaz so Special?
Ciaz by NEXA has had a huge fan following ever since its introduction in the Indian car market. It has always attracted car buyers who are progressive and aspirational, look forward to new technologies, and are confident about their choices. However, after having received a facelift last year, the love affair that this car has had with car buyers has only grown stronger.
About the New Ciaz: An Overview
In August 2018, NEXA introduced the new model of Ciaz with significant cosmetic updates and a host of new features. The new Ciaz not only sports new styling but also includes some additional tech. In the very first month, the new Ciaz went on to receive a notable amount of bookings that foreshadowed its success thereafter.
Among the key aspects which make Ciaz a popular choice among C-segment sedans, some of the major ones are listed below: –
One of the first things that you notice in the new Ciaz is its new black-meshed, wider front grille flanked by chrome at the top and bottom. In addition to this, the car also features redesigned headlamps which are accompanied with LED daytime running lamps and a revised bumper, bigger intakes, and new enclosures with LED fog lamps.
At the rear end of the car, you can find new LED combination tail lamps and a slightly tweaked bumper. The new Ciaz is available in seven interesting colors.
On the inside, the new Ciaz has received changes along the lines of feature updates. For a richer look, NEXA has added birch blonde wood grain inserts with a low gloss finish to it. As far as the features are concerned, the new Ciaz now flaunts a new 4.2 inch colored MID unit.
Engine and Transmission
Among the most prominent changes made to the car are its engines. The new Ciaz is now equipped with three engine options that include a K15 Smart Hybrid petrol engine, the new DDiS 225 diesel engine, and the DDiS 200 Smart Hybrid engine. The new Ciaz comes offers both manual and automatic transmission options in its petrol variants, and manual transmissions for its diesel engines and their respective variants.
Performance and handling
K15 Smart Hybrid petrol engine – Loaded with the advanced next-gen Smart Hybrid technology, this engine delivers increased torque, and a power output that gives you an enhanced driving experience.
- Max power – 77 kW/6000 RPM
- Max torque – 138Nm/4400 RPM
- Mileage – 21.56 kmpl (MT) / 20.28 kmpl (AT)
DDiS 200 diesel engine – Again equipped with Smart Hybrid technology, this engine is designed to offer a power-packed and smooth driving experience. Thanks to its variable geometry turbocharger, this engine produces maximum power with a great surge of torque.
- Max power – 66 kW/4000 RPM
- Max torque – 200 Nm/1750 RPM
- Mileage – 28.09 kmpl
DDiS 225 diesel engine – The latest entrant to Ciaz’s engine lineup, this engine is lightweight and comes with a new turbocharger which helps offer improved power, increased torque, and great fuel economy.
- Max power – 70 Kw/4000 RPM
- Max torque – 225 Nm/1500-2500 RPM
- Mileage – 26.82 kmpl
Safety and Comfort
The new Ciaz is well-equipped on the safety front, and comes with features like ABS with EBD, dual airbags, seat-belt reminder, reverse parking sensors, and anti-theft security system.
Some of the notable features with respect to comfort in the car include – push start-stop button, auto AC, ORVM, rear AC vent, tilt steering, rear reading lamps, rear sunshade, and class-leading 510 litres of boot space.
Be it persona, performance or appeal, the new Ciaz ticks all these boxes. It is with good reason that the Ciaz continues to maintain 30% market share for third year in a row.