I've been using one of these for the past 3 months & I must say I haven't been so pleasantly surprised by a car in a while!
The engine is a 1.25L Turbo diesel coupled to a 5 speed manual gearbox & is perfectly capable of getting the rather specious Ciaz to move along briskly!
160 kmph is easily achieved (yes it was irresponsible & yes I did get copped for it, so lesson learned!)
It'll return 21-22 km per litre on the expressway & 14 urban. Mixed cycle on my Mt. to Katunayake daily run these days has it doing 17.5 kmpl.
It feels very premium for an Indian built car. Acres of space & the ride very supple.
Very well equipped for what it is with modern conveniences of factory fitted Bluetooth, reverse sensors & steering mounded in car entertainment system controls.
The hybrid system per say is very primitive as it's just a Stop Start set up, which can be switched off via a switch on the dashboard.
The upside is that there is no secondary or hybrid battery so one less thing to worry about.
Super vehicle if you're looking for a new-ish sedan which is comfy, large, competent & most of all fuel efficient.
I'm saying all this having put about 4,500 kms behind the wheel of one.