By Staff Reporter
Suzuki has revealed an updated version of the Suzuki Ciaz sedan with a fresh new look, more specifications and a new 1.5 litre engine.
Upfront the Ciaz has new grille that stretches between the headlamps in a black gloss colour. The grille gets chrome detailing which cover more of the car in the GLX specification.
The GLX model gets automatic headlights whilst the GL model retains new halogen projector headlamps. The lower air intake has been redesigned and also gains LED fog lamps in the GLX model.
To add more flair, Suzuki has introduced new 16” polished chrome wheels for the GLX specification level. Finishing up the exterior updates are LED back lights to the GLX model.
Inside the Ciaz GLX gains Suzuki’s SLDA system which combines full Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink smartphone integration with features such as a reverse camera with rear park sensors, Bluetooth connectivity and voice commands.
Coming standard to both the GL and GLX models is the a new Suzuki additional 4.2” colour information display in the vehicle instrument cluster. This screen displays driving information such as range, fuel consumption and outside temperature. In addition, the Ciaz GLX now offers cruise control as standard.
Suzuki has not only upgraded the Ciaz styling and specification but has replaced the 1 373cc K14B-engine with its modern 1 462cc K15B engine with multi-point fuel injection and variable valve timing. The new engine delivers 77 kW and 138 Nm, which is 7 kW and 8 Nm more than the previous model. Fuel consumption increases marginally to 5.5 litres per 100 km for manual models and 5.6 litres per 100 km for automatic models in a combined cycle. The engine is matched with a five-speed manual gearbox or four-speed automatic gearbox, with the latter now also available in a GL specification level.
All Ciaz models will be sold with a 3-year / 60,000 km service plan and Suzuki’s promotional 5-year / 200,000 km vehicle warranty.
The range is available immediately.
Recommended retail prices (including VAT):
• Suzuki Ciaz 1.5 GL Manual R214,900
• Suzuki Ciaz 1.5 GL Auto R229,900
• Suzuki Ciaz 1.5 GLX Manual R244,900
• Suzuki Ciaz 1.5 GLX Auto R259,900
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