This month, the Ciaz has been subjected to some intense use, as my classmates from school were visiting town, and as a result, the mid-size sedan was put to the test at full occupant capacity. And I am happy to report that everyone absolutely loved the car. The primary reason for it becoming such a hit was its cabin space. My friends felt that they were travelling in great comfort on the supportive leather seats and were amazed at being able to even cross their legs with perfect ease while sitting at the back. Personally, I love that centre armrest at the back as it makes you feel very comfortable. The only grouch here was the rearward sloping roofline that eats into rear seat headroom, which is an issue for occupants taller than 6 feet in height. Nevertheless, what they didn’t realise was that a major contributor to the feeling of the car’s spaciousness is its beige interior. The colour theme truly lends a very airy ambience to the Ciaz’s cabin. The faux wood inserts, meanwhile, look very real and add some flair to the cabin alongside the silver plastic trim inserts on the dashboard.
And it's not just in terms of cabin space that the Ciaz excels, for the car's 510 litre boot is simply enormous. This turned out to be a real boon as we did have a serious amount of cargo to lug around, considering that we had everyone's luggage along with all of our party goods, food, etc.
When it came: October 2018
Current Odo reading: 12,186kms
Mileage this month: 2,144kms
Fuel efficiency: 16.45km/l
What’s good: Effortless to drive, inviting cabin design
What’s not: Space saver spare wheel
Also read - Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Long Term Report: June 2019