Suzuki sizes up with new Ciaz


Following on from the lunch of its Celerio budget hatch in January, Suzuki Auto South Africa has added a four-door sedan to its portfolio in the form of the Ciaz.

As with the Celerio, the Ciaz is built by Suzuki’s Maruti division in India and slots between the smaller Swift DZire and upmarket Kazashi in the marque’s thee-box line-up.

Available in two trim levels with the option of a manual or automatic gearbox on higher-spec models, the Ciaz uses the same 1.4-litre petrol engine that powers the (also Indian built) Ertiga MPV, and which produces 70 kW and 130 N.m of torque.

Combined fuel consumption is a claimed 5.4 L/100 km for models fitted with the standard five-speed manual, and 5.4 L/100 km for versions with the optional four-speed auto. Emissions are rated at 125g/km and 131 g/km respectively.

With value for money high on its priority list, the Ciaz’s is extensive with the base GL featuring a four-speaker audio system with USB and Bluetooth, electric windows all around with one touch up/down function for the driver, auto air-conditioning with rear passenger vents, 15-inch steel wheels, colour coding on the door handles and electric mirrors, tilt-adjustable steering wheel with audio controls, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist.

Rounding the range off, the GLX adds chrome door handles, 16-inch alloy wheels, electric folding mirrors, keyless go, foglights, leather interior with satin silver inserts on the air vents, dashboard, doors and around the base of the gear lever, chrome gearknob and an overhead sunglass holder.

A three year / 100 000 km warranty and three year / 60 000 km service plan is standard on all models.



GL R179 900
GLX R199 900
GLX AT R214 900


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