Suzuki have just launched a new compact sedan, the Ciaz.
They are really pretty busy. It seems they are launching something new every month.
The Ciaz is offered in a choice of two specification levels – GL and GLX, one engine manual or 4 speed automatic.
Efficient packaging makes the most of the space on offer, with ample head, leg and shoulder room both front and rear, while top-notch materials, upmarket finishes and an extensive array of standard features.
Looks like a cross between a Honda Ballade and a Kia Rio/ Hyundai Accent.
GL specification: includes electric windows and exterior mirrors, remote central locking, automatic climate-control air-conditioning with front and rear vents, and a six-speaker sound system with FM/AM tuner, CD player, Bluetooth connectivity and both USB and stereo analogue jacks, are standard across all models. The new Ciaz is fairly comprehensively equipped in an old fashioned kind of way.
The GLX adds 16 inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, fog lights and leather trim.
The Ciaz has Suzuki’s tried and trusted 1,4-litre four-cylinder engine equipped with multipoint fuel injection, four valves per cylinder, and variable valve timing. It gives good power and torque and sub 6 litre/100km fuel consumption in general use.
It could do well but may cannibalise Swift sales.
Prices include a three-year/100 000 km warranty, and a three-year/60 000 km service plan.
1.4 GL MT R179 900
1.4 GLX MT R199 900
1.4 GLX AT R214 900