Even after the dawn of compact-sedans, it is the C2 segment which the Indian market considers as a full size sedan.
In the C2 segment, the Honda City has been a dominant force for the longest of times, even though it lost the edge in between due to the lack of a diesel motor.
Maruti Suzuki however got back in the game thanks to the Ciaz. Previous products such as the Baleno & SX4 were barely even in anyone’s consideration list while out shopping for a car.
Currently, the Honda City holds the #1 spot while the Ciaz follows at #2 with the one upon a time leader, the Hyundai Verna at a distant #3rd spot.
Here’s a quick comparo of the City & Ciaz:
|Honda City Diesel||Maruti Suzuki Diesel|
||1498 cc||1248 cc|
|No. of cylinders||4-cylinder||4-cylinder|
|Power||98.6 BHP||88.8 BHP|
|Torque||200 NM||200 NM|
|Gearbox||6-speed Manual||5-speed Manual|
|Fuel Efficiency||26 kmpl||26.21 kmpl|
|Length (mm)||4,440 mm||4,490 mm|
|Width (mm)||1,695 mm||1,730 mm|
|Height (mm)||1,495 mm||1,485 mm|
|Wheelbase (mm)||2,600 mm||2,650 mm|
|Fuel capacity||40 Liters||43 liters|