A touch of four-door class
- Sleek, contemporary sedan continues Suzuki’s model expansion
- Modern, compact shape oozes aesthetic appeal
- Interior design combines space with style and comfort
- Efficient, new-generation drivetrain achieves performance and economy
Suzuki Auto South Africa is continuing the expansion of its passenger car range with the launch of the all-new Suzuki Ciaz – a streamlined, authentic four-door sedan exuding a contemporary, upmarket design language, with a spacious interior and high equipment levels to match.
The Suzuki Ciaz allows the importer 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 Suzuki 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 result combines dynamic appeal with elegance.
The new Suzuki Ciaz is generously proportioned, with an extended wheelbase and wide tracks front and rear resulting in stable road manners, refined handling, and a spacious interior with ample room for front and rear occupants. The cabin easily accommodates five adults in stylish comfort, while the boot has a massive cargo capacity of 495 litres.
These include comprehensive instrumentation, a digital multifunction trip computer, electric windows front and rear, and electrically adjustable exterior mirrors with integrated turn indicators. Also on the list are remote central locking, a multifunction steering wheel, automatic climate-control air-conditioning with rear vents, and a six-speaker audio system with CD player and integrated Bluetooth.
Powering the new Suzuki Ciaz is the latest, updated version of Suzuki’s proven K14B four-cylinder engine. Featuring 16 valves, multipoint fuel injection and variable valve timing, the 1 373 cc unit combines eager power delivery with fuel-saving efficiency.
Maximum power output is 70 kW at 6 000 r/min, coupled to a torque peak of 130 Nm at 4 000 r/min. The engine delivers its output to the front wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox, but a four-speed automatic transmission is an added cost option on the GLX model.
Combined cycle fuel consumption comes to between 5,4 and 5,5 litres/100 km, depending on model, with CO2 emissions levels of 125 and 131 g/km respectively. Those figures suggest a typical operating range of more than 700 km from the 43 litre fuel tank.
The chassis and suspension of the Suzuki Ciaz have been configured for precise, confident handling and refined ride quality. The suspension layout consists of MacPherson struts with an anti-roll bar up front, and a torsion beam at the rear. Electric power steering is standard.
Safety is comprehensively addressed in both active and passive terms. ABS anti-lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution (EBD) and emergency braking assistance (EBA) are standard, as are dual front airbags, inertia reel seatbelts front and rear, and integrated alarm/immobiliser and childproof rear door locks.
“The advent of the new Suzuki Ciaz represents the next step in our strategy to increase the Suzuki brand’s market share in South Africa by expanding our model offering,” says Yukio Sato, managing director of Suzuki Auto SA.
“We have already achieved record sales by adding newcomers such as the Swift 1.2, the Ertiga and the Splash to our model line-up, while the new-generation SX4 and the recently released Celerio are proof of our commitment to bringing Suzuki’s latest models to SA.”
How much is the new Suzuki Ciaz in South Africa?
1.4 GL MT – R179 900
1.4 GLX MT – R199 900
1.4 GLX AT – R214 900
Prices include a three-year/100 000 km warranty, and a three-year/60 000 km service plan. Services are at 15 000 km intervals.