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The Ciaz will be available in both petrol and diesel version, petrol (VXi, VXi+, ZXi) and three diesel engine options (VDi, VDi+ and ZDi). The company claims that Ciaz diesel has a fuel efficiency of 26.21 kmpl while petrol delivers a mileage of 20.73 kmpl.The new model will replace the SX4 sedan, which had limited success. MSI has been trying hard to gain greater presence in the bigger car segment. Also Read - Maruti Suzuki 2018 Ciaz Petrol SHVS Drive Review; Remains a Formidable Sedan

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Last month, Maruti Suzuki India's total sales grew by 26.9 per cent at 1, 10,776 units as against 87,323 units in August last year. Domestic sales during the month stood at 98,304 units, up 29.3 per cent from 76,018 units in August of previous year.

The sales growth was driven mainly by compact cars comprising Swift, Estilo, Celerio, Ritz and Dzire, which were at 46,759 units in August as against 30,512 units in the year-ago month, up 53.2 per cent.

Ciaz can give a give tough competition to Hyundai Verna, Honda City and Volkswagen Vento in the same segment. The expected price of Ciaz will be in the range of INR 7 Lakh to INR 10 Lakh

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