Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 19th October 2015, 17:19   #1
Team-BHP Support
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 7,306
Thanked: 23,875 Times
Default Maruti Suzuki launches Ciaz RS at Rs. 9.20 lakh

Maruti Suzuki has announced the introduction of Ciaz RS in India.

Maruti Suzuki launches Ciaz RS at Rs. 9.20 lakh-22112688409_6620becc58_k.jpg

The RS is nothing but a regular Ciaz sedan with a body kit. There is a front under spoiler, side under spoiler, boot lid spoiler and rear underbody spoiler. The interiors of the car are black with a grey chrome finish instrument panel.

Maruti Suzuki launches Ciaz RS at Rs. 9.20 lakh-22310069761_621bab1791_k.jpg

The Ciaz RS offers all the features of the Z+ trim level of the Ciaz. These include the SmartPlay infotainment system, dual airbags and ABS among others.

Maruti Suzuki launches Ciaz RS at Rs. 9.20 lakh-21676768904_13fe7d7f5c_k.jpg

Maruti Suzuki launches Ciaz RS at Rs. 9.20 lakh-22112681229_872788ac42_k.jpg

The car is available with a choice of two engines:

1.4-litre, 4-cylinder petrol, 91 BHP @ 6,000 rpm, 130 Nm @ 4,000 rpm, 5-speed MT / 4-speed AT

1.3-litre, 4-cylinder SHVS diesel, 89 BHP @ 4,000 rpm, 200 Nm @ 1,750 rpm, 5-speed MT

The Ciaz RS is available in a choice of seven colours Pearl Snow White, Pearl Metallic Dignity Brown, Pearl Sangria Red, Metallic Silky Silver, Metallic Glistening Gray, Pearl Midnight Black, Metallic Clear Beige.

Prices (ex-showroom, Delhi):
  • Ciaz ZXi+RS Rs. 9,20,000
  • Ciaz ZDi+ SHVS RS Rs. 10,28,000
Aditya is offline   (8) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 19th October 2015, 17:25   #2
Senior - BHPian
 
speedmiester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: bangalore
Posts: 1,316
Thanked: 824 Times
Default Re: Maruti Suzuki launches Ciaz RS at Rs. 9.20 lakh

Typical of Maruti, do they think RS stands for "Rally Sport" or "Ricer S**t"
Instead of the stupid body kit, a sports suspension and a little bump in power would have justified the RS badge.
speedmiester is offline   (11) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 19th October 2015, 17:31   #3
BHPian
 
aerohit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: India
Posts: 882
Thanked: 581 Times
Default Can Ciaz now fly?

That wing looks hideous like an aftermarket mod job!

Instead of that large aeroplane wing a lip spoiler would have been a better choice.


Last edited by aerohit : 19th October 2015 at 17:34.
aerohit is offline   (4) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 19th October 2015, 17:35   #4
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Rajeevraj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 3,260
Thanked: 8,029 Times
Default Re: Maruti Suzuki launches Ciaz RS at Rs. 9.20 lakh

If they want to call it RS, they should do something to justify that. Not just a body kit. They may as well have called it the Ciaz 'Glory' Edition like they did for the swift.

Plonk the 1.6 320DDIS into the Ciaz, adjust the suspension, do other needed adjustments and then call it Ciaz RS. In any case the S Cross 320DDIS is struggling to sell. The ZDI+ is 10.1L and the Honda City VX(O) is 11.91L. That is almost 2 L difference. Even if you consider the premium of the 320DDIS, they could have still priced it close to the City. Definitely feasible IMO.

And that too on the day Fiat launches the Abarth Punto.

Last edited by Rajeevraj : 19th October 2015 at 17:42.
Rajeevraj is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 19th October 2015, 17:36   #5
Distinguished - BHPian
 
nkrishnap's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 3,494
Thanked: 4,109 Times
Default Re: Maruti Suzuki launches Ciaz RS at Rs. 9.20 lakh

Nothing Extra Ordinary from Maruti, after Swift Glory (Gory may have suited better) Ciaz gets a shot at being Sporty

No wonder, none of the volume sellers care about launching a real performance car as such fake ones gets lapped up neatly in the market.
nkrishnap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th October 2015, 17:37   #6
BHPian
 
P242's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Kapurthala
Posts: 32
Thanked: 25 Times
Unhappy Re: Maruti Suzuki launches Ciaz RS at Rs. 9.20 lakh

It doesn't look half as bad as their recent attempts of making swift faster using stickers. At least they should have given it the 1.6l diesel mill from S-cross before using RS in the name.
P242 is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 19th October 2015, 17:40   #7
Senior - BHPian
 
carwatcher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bardez, Goa
Posts: 1,185
Thanked: 999 Times
Default Re: Maruti Suzuki launches Ciaz RS at Rs. 9.20 lakh

I can't believe that.

Today is surely a historical day for enthusiasts in Indian Automobile history where not one but two Sports cars are launched.

I am sure this will "blow away" the other competitor's launch just with the addition of two golden letters "RS", other mods be damned.

I am on my way to book one maybe in 2115.
carwatcher is offline   (5) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 19th October 2015, 17:43   #8
Senior - BHPian
 
humyum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Leicester/Mumbai
Posts: 2,306
Thanked: 2,188 Times
Default Re: Maruti Suzuki launches Ciaz RS at Rs. 9.20 lakh

The rear spoiler looks so pathetic that Maruti should fire the people whoever came up with an idea of these thing on a car. Like seriously, stop ruining your product portfolios with junk like this.

Like they say, rather than giving rubbish, you rather not give anything at all.
humyum is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 19th October 2015, 17:53   #9
Senior - BHPian
 
IshaanIan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Hyd/B'lore
Posts: 2,437
Thanked: 3,132 Times
Default Re: Maruti Suzuki launches Ciaz RS at Rs. 9.20 lakh

Stiffer suspension, a drop of 20mm and the already existing M16a engine would have made this perfect and worthy of an RS badge.

That said, it is nice to see an "RS" Maruti that is offered in the top-end variant with all the bells and whistles with no garish stickers
IshaanIan is online now   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 19th October 2015, 18:05   #10
Senior - BHPian
 
aniketi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Pune
Posts: 1,270
Thanked: 711 Times
Default Re: Maruti Suzuki launches Ciaz RS at Rs. 9.20 lakh

Quote:
Originally Posted by carwatcher View Post
I can't believe that.

Today is surely a historical day for enthusiasts in Indian Automobile history where not one but two Sports cars are launched.

I am sure this will "blow away" the other competitor's launch just with the addition of two golden letters "RS", other mods be damned.

I am on my way to book one maybe in 2115.
This is India, so believe it. Don't get upset if this sells more than the other one which is launched today

In India people are more interested in 'Kitna deti hai' and not in 'Kitna bhagti hai'. I won't blame people here, its in our genes only.
aniketi is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 19th October 2015, 18:10   #11
Senior - BHPian
 
carwatcher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bardez, Goa
Posts: 1,185
Thanked: 999 Times
Default Re: Maruti Suzuki launches Ciaz RS at Rs. 9.20 lakh

I bet most of the prospective buyers won't be aware of the meaning of RS.

Should've been more popular has Maruti launched it as KS edition.

Not K**a Su**a but 'Kitne Spoiler' edition.
carwatcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th October 2015, 18:11   #12
BHPian
 
Sherlocked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Jaipur
Posts: 378
Thanked: 672 Times
Default Re: Maruti Suzuki launches Ciaz RS at Rs. 9.20 lakh

Yes I agree the name 'RS' really doesn't suit this special edition but guys we have to give it to Maruti for providing all black interiors to this car.

Though yet to see the interior pics of Ciaz but black sure does look classy and sporty than its beige counterparts.

My neighbour who recently purchased a Honda City says he would have picked up the Ciaz anyday over City provided the interior color was something other than Beige.
So not so good news for my neighbor here.
Sherlocked is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 19th October 2015, 18:23   #13
BHPian
 
avdhesh15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 551
Thanked: 543 Times
Default Re: Maruti Suzuki launches Ciaz RS at Rs. 9.20 lakh

The only thing I like here is that Maruti is experimenting a lot these days and that I believe is good news for the industry. When the leader tries out stuff, others tend to follow suit. Not that I like this car's exteriors at all (interiors might decent in black if international versions are to be believed) but would be great if moving forward I could choose the interior color combination and other customization in my mass-market car.
avdhesh15 is online now   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 19th October 2015, 18:29   #14
BHPian
 
sourav9385's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: London, U.K
Posts: 437
Thanked: 729 Times
Default Re: Maruti Suzuki launches Ciaz RS at Rs. 9.20 lakh

Come on guys, don't you know the full form of the famous Maruti editions?

RS: for the Really Stupid person Edition.

GLORY: for the Generally Ludicrously Outlandish & Ridiculously Yahoo person Edition.

ONAM: Only Numb-nuts & Asinine Morons will buy this edition.

Give them credit where it's due!

Seriously though, what kind of a numpty gives a car like the Ciaz an RS badge. I mean, who is the target customer? Some seth-ji who likes to be driven around flashing spoilers all over the car? Who are they trying to target? And, who is ever going to buy something like this!

Last edited by sourav9385 : 19th October 2015 at 18:33.
sourav9385 is offline   (8) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 19th October 2015, 18:31   #15
Distinguished - BHPian
 
swiftnfurious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 6,449
Thanked: 6,431 Times
Default Re: Maruti Suzuki launches Ciaz RS at Rs. 9.20 lakh

Pathetic attempt!! Just a kit & call it RS! The Swift Glory edition looked far better. The spoiler is one of the worst. Ciaz is just an OK looking sedan, why try to make it look worse! But then both Maruti & Toyota seem to be fighting for that 'trophy'.

Last edited by swiftnfurious : 19th October 2015 at 18:33.
swiftnfurious is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ownership review of my black Maruti Suzuki Ciaz ZXi Jeevith Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 22 16th May 2017 13:51
Thailand: Suzuki Ciaz 'Aero' showcased. India launch likely Tushar The International Automotive Scene 7 30th March 2015 10:36
Maruti Suzuki recalls 3796 units of Ciaz to fix faulty clutch Aditya The Indian Car Scene 18 4th December 2014 19:00


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 01:06.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks