Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 1.5 diesel vs rivals: Price, mileage per litre comparison

Maruti Suzuki has been engaged on creating its personal in-house diesel engines for some time now, and has lastly launched its new 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel beneath the hood of the Ciaz. This, nonetheless, isn’t Maruti’s first in-house diesel – the model beforehand provided a 793cc two-cylinder unit beneath the hood of the Celerio, although it pulled the plug on stated diesel mannequin some time again.

The brand new Maruti Ciaz 1.5 diesel – the DDiS 225, with the quantity representing the automotive’s torque determine – is priced from Rs 9.97 lakh and goes as much as Rs 11.37 lakh for the top-end diesel (ex-showroom, Delhi). As reported by us beforehand, there isn’t a entry-level Sigma variant on supply with the diesel vary; it begins from the Delta trim. Spec-to-spec, costs have risen by about Rs 17,000 for the lower-spec Delta trim and by about Rs 35,000 for the top-spec Alpha variant, in comparison with the outgoing 1.Three-litre diesel-equipped mannequin.

In comparison with the previous Fiat-sourced, 1.Three-litre diesel engine-equipped mannequin, the brand new 1.5 diesel within the Maruti Ciaz develops 5hp and 25Nm extra. The DDiS 225 unit is sweet for 95hp and 225Nm of torque. The brand new engine additionally encompasses a new gearbox, with the previous 5-speed handbook changed by a brand new 6-speed unit. In comparison with its rivals, the Ciaz 1.5 diesel nonetheless has the smallest horsepower determine, although it sits above the Honda Metropolis diesel when it comes to torque.

Right here is how the brand new Maruti Suzuki Ciaz DDiS 225 diesel fares in opposition to its rivals:

Ciaz 1.Three (Previous) Ciaz 1.5 (New) Verna Metropolis Vento Fast
Displacement 1.Three-litre 1.5-litre 1.6-litre 1.5-litre 1.5-litre 1.5-litre
Sort four cyls four cyls four cyls four cyls four cyls four cyls
Energy 90hp at 4000rpm 95hp at 4000rpm 128hp at 3000rpm 100hp at 3600rpm 110hp at 4000rpm 110hp at 4000rpm
Torque 200Nm at 1750rpm 225Nm at 1500-2500rpm 260Nm at 1500-3000rpm 200Nm at 1750rpm 250Nm at 1500-3000rpm 250Nm at 1500-3000rpm
Gearbox 5-speed handbook 6-speed handbook 6-speed handbook/automated 6-speed handbook 5-speed handbook/7-speed automated 5-speed handbook/7-speed automated
Gasoline economic system (ARAI) 28.09kpl 26.82kpl 24.75 kpl (MT)/21.02 kpl (AT) 25.1kpl 22.27kpl (MT)/22.15kpl (AT) 21.13kpl (MT)/21.72kpl (AT)

Regardless of a bigger displacement engine, the Ciaz diesel stays essentially the most gas environment friendly within the phase and has an ARAI-certified mileage per litre of 26.82kpl – down from 28.09kpl for the previous 1.Three diesel Ciaz – with the Honda Metropolis diesel coming in second with a fuel-efficiency ranking of 25.1kpl.

The drop in Ciaz mileage in comparison with its predecessor is probably going partly to the brand new engine not being outfitted by the model’s SHVS mild-hybrid system provided with the previous 1.Three-litre DDiS unit in its extra highly effective, 90hp state of tune.

It have to be famous that we have now not thought-about the smaller, much less highly effective Hyundai Verna 1.four diesel on this comparability.

Costs (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Ciaz 1.Three (Previous) Ciaz 1.5 (New) Verna Metropolis Vento Fast
Guide Rs 11.02 lakh Rs 11.37 lakh Rs 12.94 lakh Rs 14.05 lakh Rs 11.97 lakh Rs 12.73 lakh
Automated NA NA Rs 13.99 lakh NA Rs 14.32 lakh Rs 13.99 lakh

Whereas the introduction of the brand new diesel engine beneath the hood of the Maruti Ciaz has bumped up its costs, it nonetheless stays one of many extra inexpensive fashions on sale within the phase. Nevertheless, the Hyundai Verna, Volkswagen Vento and Skoda Fast diesels supply the extra comfort of an automated gearbox.

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