Suzuki has gradually been expanding its product offering in SA over the last year or so. In the space of a year we’ve seen the Suzuki Splash, Ertiga and Celerio hit our streets. Much of Suzuki's models feature in the sub R150k segment, but this new Ciaz is a more premium offering and sits in the sedan market.
Spacious Suzuki CiazThe Suzuki Ciaz measure 4 490 mm long and 1 730 mm wide, while the 2 650 mm wheelbase allows for plenty of interior space and load capacity. Boot capacity is 495-Litres and there’s a full size spare wheel underneath it. It seems pretty well-specced for a start with a digital multifunction trip computer, electric windows front and rear, and electrically adjustable exterior mirrors with integrated turn indicators as standard. 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. USB, Aux and a 12V socket are also standard.
Powering the new Suzuki Ciaz is a 1.4-Litre naturally aspirated petrol motor. It’s not the most powerful unit around, but it does come with 70 kW and 130 Nm which should get you by. Thankfully the Ciaz is pretty lightweight weighing in at 1020kg for the manual five speed and 1040kg for the four-speed auto. Fuel consumption in typical Suzuki fashion is excellent at 5.4L/100km.
Safety FeaturesSafety features are pretty decent as the Ciaz is standard with ABS with electronic brake force distribution (EBD) and emergency braking assistance (EBA). Also standard are dual front airbags, inertia reel seatbelts front and rear, and integrated alarm/immobiliser and childproof rear door locks.
The entry spec GL comes with a cloth interior where the GLX upgrades to leather upholstery with a leather steering wheel. The top GLX model also get 16-inch alloys thrown at it and fog lamps bolted onto the front bumper. The GLX also gets a chrome gear shift knob, while additional illumination includes rear reading lights and front footwell lighting.
Suzuki Ciaz Pricing1.4 GL Manual R179 900 1.4 GLX Manual R199 900 1.4 GLX Automatic R214 900
Retail price includes 3yr / 60 000km service plan