The Honda City has been the definitive name in the mid-size sedan category. But in the recent past, there has been an intense tug-of-war between the City and Ciaz on the sales front, with one edging past the other constantly. Nevertheless, the difference between the two cars with regard to monthly sales is now marginal. This brings us to the fact that the Ciaz truly has everything it takes to be the best and cannibalise sales of the City. And with very good reason, for the Ciaz definitely looks the part, as it makes quite a statement on the road with its large dimensions, full LED headlamps, and snazzy alloy wheels. Step inside, and the cabin looks premium with its leather upholstery and plastic quality. It also has a nice infotainment system. And with beige upholstery, the cabin feels airy as well.
Talking about drive dynamics, the Ciaz petrol has such light controls that they make driving this fairly long sedan around town an absolute joy. It is effortless to work the light clutch, gearbox, and steering in traffic. So, no matter what the driving conditions are, the Ciaz will always ensure that your commutes are stress-free.
So, anyone looking for a comfortable, reliable, feature-packed mid-size sedan will have a tough time walking away from the Ciaz petrol once they have driven it. And then there is the USP of the mild-hybrid system!
When it came: October 2018
Current Odo reading: 14,557kms
Mileage this month: 2,371kms
Fuel efficiency: 16.78km/l
What’s good: Feels upmarket, wonderful instrument cluster
What’s not: Steering power cut by SHVS system during parking manoeuvres