Brian Joss –
Suzuki Auto South Africa has launched the all-new Ciaz – a four-door sedan with a spacious interior and high equipment levels to match.
The Ciaz allows Suzuki to compete in the popular compact sedan segment for the first time, and thus extending its potential reach to include customers seeking a larger sedan than the Swift DZire, while still enjoying the fuel economy, safety, quality and affordability that have become synonymous with the brand.
The design emphasis is on a smooth, sleek shape with narrow A-pillars, an expansive windscreen, and a strong shoulder line, while the slim flanks and rounded wheel arches add further visual appeal.
The new Ciaz is generously proportioned, with an extended wheelbase and wide tracks front and rear resulting in stable road manners and a spacious interior with ample room for front and rear occupants. The cabin easily accommodates five adults, while the boot has a massive cargo capacity of 495 litres.
Offered in a choice of two specification levels – GL and GLX – the new Ciaz is comprehensively equipped.
These include comprehensive instrumentation, automatic climate-control air-conditioning with rear vents, and a six-speaker audio system.
Powering the 1 400 Suzuki Ciaz is the latest, updated version of the proven K14B four-cylinder engine, featuring 16 valves, multipoint fuel injection and variable valve timing.
Maximum power output is 70 kW at 6 000 rpm, coupled to a torque peak of 130 N.m at 4 000 rpm. It has a five-speed manual gearbox, but a four-speed automatic transmission is an option on the GLX model.