Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest passenger vehicle automaker is looking to make Ciaz mid-size sedan more safety oriented by incorporating ISOFIX mounts as standard. This safety oriented feature will be beneficial for the safety of child occupants. Maruti Suzuki India has clearly stated that the automaker will be making its future passenger vehicles more safety oriented as per the new safety norms. The Baleno premium hatchback which was introduced in the Indian market last year, it became the first Maruti vehicle to feature dual airbags along with ABS and EBD as standard feature. Later, the company also incorporated these safety features as optional fitment on various models – Celerio, Swift and Dzire. Also Read: Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift likely to be launched in India next year: Report
For the first time, the company has offered the easier and safer ISOFIX attachment for the child safety on its vehicle. This child safety attachment system needs to be installed on the rear seat of the car via metal bar connectors. These connectors fasten the child seat and tie straps for holding the child. Till now, the ISOFIX mounts were offered as regular offering only for the premium cars. Maruti Suzuki might also introduce this active safety fitment on its other models as well.
Alongside new ISOFIX mounts, Maruti Suzuki India is also offering optional dual airbags, ABS and EBD on the base variant of Ciaz. Additional safety features included are reverse parking sensor, seat belt reminder buzzer for driver, reverse parking cameraseat belt pre-tensioner & force limiters, etc.
Maruti Suzuki India stated that, “Continuing the strong focus and early adaptability to the safety norms prescribed by the Government, we are making the CIAZ complaint to BNVSAP (Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assessment Program) by implementing ISOFIX.” It further states, “ISOFIX is an international standard for attachment points for child safety seats in passenger vehicles. It would help in providing a more secure and easier way of attaching child seats in Ciaz.”
We also informed that the Indo-Japanese automaker is looking to introduce facelift version of the Ciaz mid-size sedan by next year. As Honda India will be launching the new City sedan in the country next year, the carmaker will be leaving no space for the Japanese automaker to roll-in. The new Ciaz will sport subtle changes along with no mechanical updates and is expected to be priced slightly higher than the current model.