There is already a sedan-type vehicle in the Suzuki range in the form of the Swift Dzire, however, the Ciaz is a larger vehicle for those with a greater demand for space. This model will look to take on the likes of the Toyota Etios sedan, Honda Ballade and Volkswagen Polo Vivo sedan models.
In terms of styling, the Ciaz is very “mini-Kizashi,” which is a good thing. It looks quite upmarket with a broad windscreen, distinctive front grille, lengthy side profile and a rear that could be described as quite “Honda.”
Range and specification
The range will be made up of three models: Suzuki Ciaz 1.4 GL Manual is the entry level model with a chrome-finished grille, colour-coded door handles and exterior mirrors, front and rear mud flaps, green-tinted windows, 15-inch steel wheels with covers, electric windows and exterior mirrors, remote central locking, air conditioning, six-speaker audio system with FM/AM/ CD/Bluetooth/USB and auxiliary input.
The two other models, namely, the Ciaz 1.4 GLX manual and GLX automatic in addition to the aforementioned features, both get 16-inch alloy wheels, additional chrome finishes, leather seats, multifunction steering wheel, chrome gear knob and keyless entry. All models come with ABS brakes with EBD and EBA, dual front airbags, integrated alarm/immobiliser and childproof rear door locks.
The interior resembles that of many other Suzuki products with functional ergonomics, a couple of storage areas and cup holders and easily accessible vehicle information. Thankfully, the interior’s colours are dominated by black and grey versus the tan and brown we’ve seen in other Suzuki products. Then, there’s this car’s trump card, a cargo capacity of 495 litres, which is impressive.
Powering the new Suzuki Ciaz is the K14B 70kW/130Nm 1.4-litre, four-cylinder engine. We’ve come across this engine many times and it is a decent performer but most of all it is efficient. So when Suzuki claim a consumption figure of between 5.4 and 5.5 litres/100km don’t expect it to be far off.
Warranty and service plan
The Ciaz range comes with a three-year/100 000km warranty, and a three-year/60 000km service plan.
|Ciaz 1.4 GL MT||R179 900|
|Ciaz 1.4 GLX MT||R199 900|
|Ciaz 1.4 GLX AT||R214 900|