Tuesday, April 22, 2014
By Jitendra Singh
Beijing Motor Show 2014: Suzuki unveils Alivia Concept aka Ciaz
The ongoing Beijing Motor Show 2014 is witnessing unveil of new concepts at large scale by renowned car makers throughout the world and receiving overwhelming response from all segments of auto enthusiasts. In the events of unveiling new concepts, Japanese auto giant Suzuki Motors also unveiled its Alivio Concept which is not other then the Ciaz which was showcased during the Indian Auto Expo 2014 held two months ago. The Alivio concept aka Ciaz is considered as replacement of company’s SX4 sedan which could not enjoy the success expected by it in Indian car market. Ciaz the compact sedan is expected to be launched in Indian car market by the end of this year.
It is a universal truth that despite of being one of the largest car manufacturers in world, Suzuki has not enjoyed the taste of expected success in compact sedan segment. The earlier sedans Esteem and Baleno did enjoyed the success for a short while at the time of their launching but could not continue the success and both vehicles became the party of Suzuki’s history. The upcoming compact sedan Ciaz aka Avilio concept succeeded in grabbing attention of all segments with its dynamic looks, remarkable features and improved driving experience, during the Indian Auto Expo 2014. It is reported that it will continue the same engine configuration as offered in SX4, although with this it is also rumored that company might offer top end variant of Ciaz equipped with 1.6 litre multi jet diesel engine.
Moving ahead about Alivio concept, it would be interested to learn that it carries almost the same features as showcased by Suzuki’s Authentics concept unveiled last year during Shanghai Motor Show. The new Alivio concept it 4,545 mm long, 1,475 mm tall, 1,730 mm wide followed by 2,659 mm wheelbase, thus offering comfort traveling experience to the passengers. After launch in Indian car market it will compete against Hyundai Verna, facelift Fiesta from Ford and new Honda City.
Click here to know about features offered in Maruti Suzuki SX4.