New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki India Ltd on Thursday said it will start accepting bookings for the Ciaz facelift from Friday at a booking amount of 11,000 at 319 NEXA showrooms across India. The company plans to launch the 2018 Ciaz on 20 August. Powering the new Ciaz will be Suzuki’s new 104 BHP 1.5-litre petrol motor that will come in place of the earlier 1.4 petrol.

According to details on the Ciaz facelift available so far, the mid-sized sedan sports a rounder look upfront, with a smoother chrome-lined grille that fuses with the new LED headlights. The bonnet is also reworked that flows upwards from the grille.

The front bumper is also reworked and sports a wider air dam that connects directly with the fog lamp inserts. The top-spec model gets chrome door handles and a new design for the diamond-cut alloy wheels. At the back, except for new inserts for the LED tail-lamps and chrome detailing on the rear bumper, the overall styling remains the same.

On the inside, the Ciaz facelift is expected to a new instrument cluster and a multi-info display, an updated infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and new upholstery as well. Feature additions on the top-spec Ciaz come in the form of cruise control; auto headlights are expected too.

Maruti Suzuki is yet to announce the prices for the 2018 Ciaz.