Maruti New SX4
Maruti Suzuki has showcased the Ciaz concept at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo. Designed as a mid-size sedan and testing under the YL1 nameplate this the Suzuki sedan is destined to replace the aging SX4 that isn’t very popular on the market any more. The SX4 was based on its crossover sibling, hence the tall body shell, the YL1 on the other hand is built to be a sedan hence will be much sleeker and feature more traditional sedan design cues while also wearing some nice curves that give the sedan a more muscular appeal and making it look larger as well.
The front end of the concept car is dominated by a large front grille lined with chrome and a prominent centrally located air intake in the bumper. The car gets swept back headlamps flow upwards from the outer edges. At the back, the tail lights stretch over from the boot lid to the rear aprons. The boot lid and bumper wear a simple and uncluttered look.
The interior design of the car production car are not out yet but we hope that Maruti Suzuki steer away from too much part sharing and give the Ciaz an upmarket that can stand up against that of its rivals.
Under the hood, the Ciaz is likely to be powered by the company’s 1.6 litre petrol engine and the Fiat sourced 1.3 litre Multijet diesel engine albeit in different states of tune to develop more power while also becoming more efficient.