Suzuki’s compact sedan
SUZUKI has launched the Ciaz — the company’s first compact sedan — in South Africa.
Aimed at customers seeking a larger sedan than the Swift DZire, but who still want the good fuel economy, the Ciaz comes in two specification levels — GL and GLX.
Both models have 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 makes 70 kW at 6 000 rpm and 130 Nm at 4 000 rpm.
The engine delivers its output to the front wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox, with a four-speed automatic transmission optional on the GLX model.
The GL rides on 185/65 R15 tyres, while the alloys on the GLX are wrapped with 195/55 R16 rubber.
Prices include a threeyear/100 000 km warranty, and a threeyear/60 000 km service plan. Services are at 15 000 km intervals.
1,4 GL: R179 900 1,4 GLX: R199 900 1.4 GLX auto: R214 900.
The 1,4 Ciaz, Suzuki’s first compact sedan in SA, looks set to bring joy at the fuel pumps.