March 2015 sales of Ciaz settled around 4k. But City sales zoomed to 9700.
Seems ciaz loosing its flare much earlier than anticipated and indeed helping city ever than before to capture potential buyers.
I was still in dilemma to choose between Ciaz and City..
Having already booked Zdi of Ciaz,I kept the decision on pause since almost 2 months
I expected ciaz to be complete package from Maruti, and booked in October 2014 itself even I have intetion to change car in JAN 2015 not to miss opportunity to have a hold on Ciaz.
But It was disappointing by Maruti mainly Engine and Some external designing.
I dont understand the strategy of maruti..They want to take headon to Honda City still they create a bland design (even though the prototype much much better in design - i expected production version much better than current version).
My choices were almost zeroed down to ZDi+ to VMT of City Diesel
or ZDI or SVMT of City Diesel Price range is 12 to 13 Lakh on road.
I am sure I will keep the car for another 5-6 yr min.
My main concerns for Car as potential spender of 13 lakhs..
1. I want car to be contemporary in design and future proof (atleast half future proof) - i dont want my car to get phased out car after 1 yr.. Look at Honda city 3rd gen or 4th gen..even Verna they look much better on road. But Ciaz will definitely loose its presence after an yr or Two. It urged a better exteriors..maruti simply ignored.
2. Engine.. may be they tuned 1.3 DDiS to get a smooth handling and ride quality.,in my opinion Capacity matter.. again Maruti ignored. what ever the reasons indigenous production of 1.5 L delayed blah blah.. ( As a customer i dont need such lame excuses ...Next yr When i See I see revamped Ciaz launched with 1.5L engine..My heart will get a pinch.. I am made a big fool by maruti Ciaz 1.3 L over choosing a City 1.5 L).
3.Rest of features as backseat comfort ,ride quality more or less on par with City.
Infoenterainment is good addition but not deal breaker
Tyre size and alloys they are offering on ZDI+ is a half deal breaker
Navigation is never never a bid deal...can buy aftermarket products or simply can use our mobiles..so as with tyres too..
In every aspect Ciaz loosing to City. (IMO
Only saving grace for CIAZ is MARUTI BADGE And its after sales service..
I am not still ruling out Ciaz completely coz its from Maruti..
Still I am in dilemma between Ciaz and City.. Need to finalise my decison in 15 days.
Test drove both vehicles twice.
My point if I opted out Ciaz could be Engine and Simple (people call it classic) designing .. City scoring many checkboxed but overpriced to ciaz. (city is under quipped be it tyres,info entertainment and some extra feature when compared ciaz )
I request owners of Ciaz pls help me and tell me about running cost and performance of Ciaz in real world and reactions of your friends and neighbours regarding your purchase over city.. obviously you could have looked to city before buying City and why you have choosen it)