Suzuki has upgraded it’s Ciaz sedan, adding a fresh new look, more specifications and a powerful new 1.5 litre engine. The new model is available immediately at Suzuki dealers across South Africa. There will be no mistaking the new Ciaz from its predecessor, thanks to a new painted grille that stretches the full length of the nose between the headlamp clusters for a more modern and purposeful visual signature.

The grille is framed by chrome inserts which, in the GLX specification level, continues on the shoulder line and door handles and terminates in a new chrome garnish strip above the number plate on the boot lid. Moving to the side profile, the Ciaz features 15” steel wheels with wheel covers for the GL specification level, while the designers have created new 16” polished
chrome wheels for the GLX specification level.

At the rear, the GLX specification level adds integrated LED combination lamps while all models also feature a high-level brake light mounted in the rear window. Step inside the Ciaz 1.5 GLX in either manual or automatic and you will be greeted by Suzuki’s new 7” SLDA touchscreen audio system.

With in-car entertainment well taken care of, Suzuki has added an additional 4.2” colour information display in the vehicle instrument cluster. This screen displays important driving information such as range, fuel consumption and outside temperature and is standard on both specification levels.

In addition, the Ciaz GLX now offers cruise control as standard. It also has automatic climate control, electrically folding side mirrors, combination leather upholstery, integrated lighting in the footwells, individual rear reading lights and a retractable rear sunshade. The remote central locking system of the GL models
remains, while the GLX model is upgraded to keyless access with a Start/Stop button.

The new engine delivers 77 kW at 6 000 rpm and 138 Nm at 4 400 rpm, which is 7kW 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, and owners will benefit from the additional power and more linear power delivery of the K15B engine. 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.