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Old 18th September 2014, 22:21   #1
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Looking at the part in bold, what is the Ciaz then? Is it above the SX4 category?

Hope the sedan is not another quirky looking one like the current generation Dzire!

Maruti-Suzuki is developing a sedan based on the 2016 Swift. But while the current Swift platform has spawned a sub-four metre sedan, the car based on the 2016 Swift will be a more premium offering. This sedan is expected to slot in between the current Dzire and the Ciaz sedan. And while the current Dzire is an India-specific model, the booted version of the 2016 Swift is likely to be a global model. The car will be powered by the same set of engines as the hatchback range of 2016 Swift, with an added automatic transmission option too.

This will serve as a replacement for the SX4. This sedan is expected to be manufactured in India and exported as well.
Source: Maruti readying a Swift-based sedan for India


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Since this is based on the 2016 Swift and they've not mentioned that this would be launched along with the Swift, it is more likely to be a good 3 years away - almost around the time Ciaz is due for the first facelift. There are 3 possibilities I see:

1. Ciaz would get better engines after 3 years and possibly get promoted one level up with the increased prices paving the way for an intermediate-sedan model above the compact Dzire sharing the same platform.
2. They would screw up on the pricing front for Ciaz to have enough space for a model in between Dzire and Ciaz, even though Ciaz retains the same engines as in the current generation.
3. This new model replaces Dzire in India with Ciaz remaining the same; in case the small car benefits are no longer applicable to Dzire then.

There is a chance that the government could revisit the rules and come up with new definition of small cars - even a width limit clause like 1600mm would take most of the ugly designs ineligible for concession anyway giving incentive to the companies to go back to more pleasing designs.
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Somehow, it doesn't add up. It's a well-known fact that the Ciaz is the SX4 replacement. Additionally, the next-gen Dzire will be based on the next-gen Swift, and Maruti isn't going to give up on sub-4 meter tax benefits for a Swift-based sedan.

Treating this as a rumour. Thread closed until (if & when) more concrete information rolls in.
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