The Ciaz RS variant will be available in both petrol and smart hybrid diesel options. While the petrol variant is priced at Rs 9.2 lakh, the smart hybrid diesel option is tagged at Rs 10.28 lakh (prices ex-showroom Delhi), the company said in a statement.

Maruti Suzuki India Executive Director, Marketing and Sales R S Kalsi said: "Ciaz has emerged as one of our strong brands. It has enabled us to strengthen our position in the mid-size premium sedan segment."

The introduction of smart hybrid diesel and safety features such as dual airbags and ABS in base variants has enhanced the reputation of Ciaz, he added.

Ciaz RS comes with new sporty black interiors and a grey chrome finish instrument panel.

Since its launch in October last year, Ciaz has seen sales of over 56,000 units.