|Maruti Suzuki Ciaz SHVS|
Exteriors remain unchanged except the SHVS badging at the rear and Interiors too hadn’t changed except for Idle start/stop button. Special feature addition isn’t done other than SHVS specific features.Driver airbag is provided as standard from base variant while passenger airbag is provided from VDi(O) variant(earlier available from ZDi).
|SHVS badging at rear|
Maruti has been planning Ciaz SHVS since past 3 years and they brought it in diesel because the diesel share in the market was huge at that time. They expected that they could gain more profit through these excise duty benefits and concessions for hybrid vehicles. The variant wise price comparison for Ciaz SHVS and previous diesel non-SHVS Ciaz is as follows:
The difference is in the range of Rs.9,000-24,000 for similar variants. As base variant is provided with driver airbag the difference is low compared to higher variants where price benefit is upto 20k. Customers who have waited for Ciaz SHVS will be very much satisfied with the pricing. we can definitely say that Maruti has hit the chord perfectly this time by introducing Ciaz SHVS which comes at less price than normal diesel variant and that too with class leading mileage of 28.09kmpl. Maruti had opened the doors for others manufacturers to think about these type of technologies which are very much useful in emerging markets like India.