Here' smy first long drive feedback.
Returned from 600 Kms drive yesterday. It was Thane-Shirdi-Pune.
Shirdi to Pune was via Nagar. Throughout excellent road expect for 10-15 kms of Nagar city bypass .
90% driving between 70-100 Kms.
Overall Car Dynamics as per me :
- EXCELLENT TILL 120 kmph
- Beyond 120, car does no feel planted.
Car was FULLY loaded. 4 full size adults + 1 child + dicky was FULL.
No issues in power. Kasara Ghat was almost throughout in 4th gear.
Passengers were super happy. Speedbreakers and rough roads (though small stretches), where other cars including Jetta and Octavia were slowing, Ciaz could run over them like walking over read carpet. Passengers had no travel fatigue. And DRIVER ie myself was smiling all throughout.
I drove 130 - 140 on few occassions, totalling arounf 30-4 minutes.
But confidence was low, so as per me, Ciaz is not to be driven above 120Kmpl.
Till 120, no issues, it moves hugging the road and very stable.
Steering wiaghs up nicely and does not feel soggy.
Those who have experienced, some issues with steering feel, should get the alignment and balancing done. I got it 2 days before the travel at Premji's Thane. And the steering behaviour had CHANGED DRASTICALLY TO BE ONE A FAR SUPERIOR SIDE.
And now the most important, as Maruti is projected for,
Kitana Deti Hai.
Tank Full to Tank full at same petrol pump and same nozzle with AUTO, I got
Isnt it good for a petrol car????
Before I started the journey, the city driving KMPL on MID was 13.9KMPL.
After drive now it's at 15.5 Kmpl.
OVERALL : VERY HAPPY TO BUY MARUTI CIAZ ZXI+.