India’s leading car maker, Maruti Suzuki, is wowing crowds at the Auto Expo 2014 motor show in New Delhi with an extensive display that includes three new global models: the Concept CIAZ, the SX4-S-Cross and the Celerio.
The Concept CIAZ points the way to a future C-segment sedan, while the SX4 S-Cross is a true crossover vehicle. The A-segment Celerio is a new ultracompact passenger model earmarked for global release.
The Concept CIAZ sedan combines sporty appeal with elegance, and has been designed to compete in leading global markets such as China and India. With its sweeping lines and low, curved roofline, the concept displays an expressive design language in an attractive sedan context.
The CIAZ features chrome and carbon fibre detailing, while the large wheels, athletic stance and powerful front end accentuate the concept’s dramatic presence. Feedback from visitors to Auto Expo will form part of the process to determine the feasibility of a production version.
The SX4 S-Cross is further proof of Suzuki’s capability to create crossover products by combining the characteristics of conventional model segments. The SX4 combines the rugged presence and all-terrain talents of an SUV with the agility and ease of use of a mainstream hatchback.
Featuring a raised ride height, prominent scuff plates and a roomy, well-equipped interior, the SX4 links practicality to driving fun, while all-wheel drive and a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating are further highlights.
Also making its debut at the New Delhi-based Auto Expo is the Celerio, a new A-segment hatchback that forms part of Suzuki’s global product portfolio. Despite its compact footprint, the Celerio exudes elegance inside and out, while efficient interior packaging creates a surprising sense of roominess.
Ample rear legroom, wide-opening doors and easy access deliver a big-car experience as far as space and versatility are concerned. The Celerio is set for production for world markets this year, and will also feature Suzuki’s innovative clutchless, automated manual gearbox.