Maruti-Suzuki Ciaz vs Hyundai Verna vs Honda City

Maruti Suzuki has re­cently launched the Ciaz in an all new avatar. It packs in a lot of tech to com­bat the com­pe­ti­tion. But is it the best you can get now? We find out

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The Hyundai Verna right from the word go was busy lur­ing in cus­tomers with its pot load of fea­tures and stylish looks. The City on the other hand played on its legacy. But now Maruti Suzuki has launched the new Ciaz equipped with green tech. So which one is the best? Read on if you are in the mar­ket for a au­to­matic petrol sedan.

EX­TE­RI­ORS

Let’s be­gin with the new­est kind on the block, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. Be­ing a mid-life facelift, the Ciaz gets the cus­tom­ary up­grades which

in­clude a new set of bumpers, LED pro­jec­tor head­lights with in­te­grated day time run­ning lights, a new chrome grille and LED fog lamps. The Ciaz also gets new al­loy wheels and new LED tail lights. Di­men­sions re­main iden­ti­cal as be­fore and this makes the Ciaz one of the largest cars in the seg­ment.

The Hyundai Verna has gone through a gen­er­a­tion change re­cently look closely and you will be able to spot the new pro­jec­tor head­lamps which in­cor­po­rate sleek day time run­ning lights. The front and rear bumpers are new and gel well with the over­all de­sign. The tail lamps get LED treat­ment and have be­come sleeker as well. The wheel­base at 2,600mm is iden­ti­cal to arch ri­val the Honda City but lesser than the 2,650mm sported by the Ciaz.

Mov­ing on to the Honda, we re­al­ize that the City too has evolved to be quite a looker. Much like the Verna, it too comes with day time run­ning lights and LED tail lamps. How­ever the City is tad higher than the Verna and the Ciaz too. We also love the stance which the City of­fers, ag­gres­sive yet el­e­gant is what it is.

IN­TE­RI­ORS

The Ciaz within the cabin looks and feels ex­tremely spa­cious. It is the largest car here and it shows. The lighter colours here also help make mat­ters bet­ter and there is also the ad­di­tion of faux wood pan­els. The dash

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1. The us­age of light colours gives the Ciaz’s cabin a pleas­ant and spa­cious vibe. 2. MID re­lays a whole host of in­for­ma­tion in­clud­ing real-time use of the hy­brid setup. 3. Rear pas­sen­gers get ded­i­cated vents and a 12V charg­ing socket. 4. Gear knob could’ve done with a bit more colour. 5. New in­stru­ment panel looks up­mar­ket. 6. The over­all plas­tic qual­ity in­side the cabin has gone up125634

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