Our long term Ciaz has racked up a serious number of kilometres during its time with us, which has also included highway runs and mountain drives in sub-zero temperatures. So now with the odometer rolling over to the 10,000 km mark, it was time to send it for a service. In fact, I’ve just got it back from the service station. And I must say that changing oil and oil filter has really lowered NVH from the engine, which was anyway pretty low. Nonetheless, the oil change has truly made the car smoother and quieter.
The otherwise very comfortable nature of the Ciaz, together with the light clutch and gear lever and literally zero NVH at slow speeds, makes this car an absolute breeze to drive. It really makes my rather long office commutes absolutely fatigue free. So, while I’d otherwise like to stretch on the spacious rear seat of this car with a chauffeur at the helm, I’m quite enjoying driving this car around town for work and pleasure.
Another aspect I’d like to point out that makes driving the Ciaz just so comfortable is its great visibility from the cabin. Club this with its light controls and the linear power delivery of its 1.5-litre petrol engine from even under 1,000rpm at times, and you have a brilliant all-rounder for urban driving conditions.
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When it came: October 2018
Current Odo reading: 10,042kms
Mileage this month: 1,106kms
Fuel efficiency: 19.6km/l
What’s good: Super quiet engine, light controls
What’s not: Stereo cuts out when ignition is turned off