The picture comes at the courtesy of Autoportal. latest set of spy shots show the Ciaz facelift inside and out. The refreshed sedan now gets a rounder look up front, with a smoother grille that fuses with the headlights; the grille also gets chrome-lined upper and lower edges. Adding to this new look is the redesigned bonnet that flows upwards from the grille. A welcome upgrade on the Ciaz facelift is the switch to LED headlamps, with LED daytime running lights embellishing the look further. The front bumper also gets a new look and sports a wider air dam that connects directly with the fog lamp inserts and a new design for the diamond-cut alloy wheels. On the inside the car gets a new instrument cluster and multi-info display, a lighter shade for the faux wood trim, an updated infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and new upholstery for the seats and door pads.
A new 1.5-litre petrol motor that will come in place of the earlier 1.4 petrol to provide power to the new Ciaz. The 1.5-litre petrol unit will also feature a mild-hybrid tech, branded SHVS by Suzuki. The SHVS system comes with start-stop technology and uses an integrated starter generator (ISG). The ISG functions as a battery charger during braking and acts as the starter motor when the start-stop technology is in use. SHVS-equipped cars also get an electric boost via the Engine Power Assist (EPA) system, where the ISG supplements the engine’s power during acceleration. This system will continue to be offered on the unchanged 1.3-litre diesel engine powering the refreshed Ciaz.
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