Maruti Ciaz SHVS (Image Courtesy: Maruti Suzuki)

Maruti launches Ciaz SHVS Hybrid

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The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz SHVS: India's First Mid-Sized Diesel Hybrid Car

Maruti Suzuki, India's largest automaker launched the diesel-hybrid version of its Ciaz sedan – the Ciaz SHVS with a starting price of Rs. 8.23 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Maruti Ciaz SHVS is available in five trims viz. VDi, VDi (O), VDi+, ZDi and ZDi+. With 28.09 Km/L as claimed by Maruti, the Ciaz SHVS has become India’s most fuel efficient diesel car as of September 2015.

What is SHVS?

The letters SHVS stand for ‘Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki’. This system encompasses special features such as Engine Start/Stop, Torque-Assist, Brake Energy Regeneration and Gear Shift Indicator; which help in improving the fuel economy.

The core of the SHVS system consists of an Integrated Starter Generator and an advanced high capacity battery. The system prevents the energy from being lost while deceleration or braking and utilizes this energy to charge the battery. The starter-generator’s motor function improves fuel efficiency by supplementing the engine's power; according to Maruti Suzuki.

Maruti Ciaz Hybrid Components (Image Courtesy: Maruti Suzuki)
Maruti Ciaz Hybrid Components (Image Courtesy: Maruti Suzuki)

The Ciaz SHVS is equipped with a ‘Torque-Assist’ function. When the vehicle needs extra torque for acceleration such as while overtaking or climbing a slope; the energy stored in this battery provides the additional 'torque-boost' to the wheels. This 'torque-boost' does not consume any fuel, thereby reducing the fuel consumption significantly.

Maruti Ciaz SHVS Engine & Transmission:

The Ciaz SHVS is powered by the 1.3L DDiS200 DOHC engine with Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT) that generates 90PS power and 200Nm torque. The Ciaz SHVS only gets 5-speed manual transmission.

Maruti Ciaz SHVS Other Features (Optional):

  1. ABS
  2. Driver & Co-driver Airbags
  3. Engine Immobilizer
  4. Security Alarm
  5. Auto AC
  6. Tilt Power Steering
  7. Power Windows (Dr. side auto up/down with Anti Pinch)
  8. Keyless Entry
  9. Engine Push Start / Stop System with Intelligent Key
  10. Projector headlamps



Price (ex-showroom, New Delhi)


Rs. 8,23,000

VDi (O)

Rs. 8.37,500


Rs. 8,81,500


Rs. 9,52,500


Rs. 10,17,500

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