Suzuki launches Ciaz sedan in SA

Ivan Leon

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Besides being a solid and neatly styled contender, one of this new Suzuki sedan's major selling points is that it offers more metal for the money.

4490mm long and 1736mm wide, the new Suzuki Ciaz is quite a bit bigger than the compact sedans it's priced against, such as the Kia Rio sedan (4365/1720) and VW Polo sedan (4384/1699), and that space advantage is also very apparent between the wheels, where it really counts.

According to Suzuki, the new sedan "easily accommodates five adults" and the boot can swallow a very-decent 495 litres.

A downside for some, however, will be that the bigger-is-better philosophy appears to have gotten lost on the way to the engine bay, where Suzuki has slotted in its familiar 1.4-litre normally aspirated petrol engine.

It delivers 70kW and 130Nm and its maker claims an average consumption figure of 5.4 litres per 100km for the five-speed manual models and 5.5 l/100km in the case of the four-speed automatic version.

While performance might be a little better than the output figures suggest, given that the Ciaz is relatively lightweight at 1020 to 1040kg, they'd do well to consider at least offering the option of a 1.6-litre engine in the absence of any modern turbo-petrol options from the parent company at this stage.

The smaller engine option has at least helped to keep the price down.

The Ciaz starts at just R179 900 for the GL model and you can have the range-topping GLX for R199 900 in manual form and R214 900 as an auto.

If you can live with hubcaps and cloth seats, the base GL really does offer a boatload of features, such as automatic climate control, rear ventilation, multi-function steering wheel, six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth connectivity, electric windows and mirrors and remote central locking. Dual front airbags and ABS are part of the deal too.

Those stretching to the GLX gain 16-inch alloys, additional exterior chrome trim, leather trim on the seats and steering wheel, height-adjustable driver's seat, rear blind, an overhead console and 'satin-look' accents in the cabin. Both models are sold with a three-year/60 000km service plan.

PRICES
1.4 GL - R179 900
1.4 GLX - R199 900
1.4 GLX AT - R214 900

http://www.iol.co.za/motoring/cars/suzuki/suzuki-launches-ciaz-sedan-in-sa-1.1847837#


Here is a detailed review of the equivalent Maruti-Suzuki Ciaz model/s available in India, as a comparison:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/official-new-car-reviews/156207-maruti-ciaz-official-review.html
 

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Saw this in Midrand while test driving a CX-5 last week.... From its size i thought it will be an Elantra/Sentra/Corolla competitor. that's cheaper than a Polo sedan. Good prices those.
 

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Cars.co.za long term review of the Ciaz

[video=youtube;7Kc1Xm1iQmg]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Kc1Xm1iQmg[/video]
 

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Refreshed (SA-bound) Suzuki Ciaz revealed with new engine

The facelifted Suzuki Ciaz sedan has been unveiled in India, powered by what the Japanese brand describes as a “revolutionary” new 1,5-litre petrol engine.

While the Ciaz currently offered in South Africa draws its urge from a naturally aspirated 1,4-litre petrol unit delivering 70 kW and 130 N.m to the front wheels, the updated version of the sedan employs a “smart hybrid” set-up with a lithium-ion battery.

This new K15 powertrain makes 77 kW at 6 000 r/min and 138 N.m at 4 400 r/min, and features an idle stop-start system, a “torque assist” function and even regenerative braking. Suzuki promises that it will offer “best-in-class” fuel efficiency (a claim of 4,6 L/100 km is listed). In India, Maruti Suzuki will also continue to offer a 1,3-litre diesel option.

Styling changes include a new grille and front bumper arrangement, fresh headlamps with daytime running lights, LED foglamps, LED taillamps and new 16-inch dual-tone alloy wheels.

Inside, the updated model gains new Birch blonde wood grain accents; satin chrome highlights on the facia and door trims; a new 4,2-inch multi-information TFT display and an “eco illumination” function for the speedometer that changes colour based on the driving pattern.

Suzuki Auto SA tells CARmag.co.za that the facelifted Ciaz is expected to arrive in South Africa in the first quarter of 2019 (although the engine line-up has yet to be confirmed).

http://www.carmag.co.za/news/refreshed-sa-bound-suzuki-ciaz-revealed-with-new-engine/

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Suzuki Ciaz sedan gets a nip and tuck

Suzuki’s Ciaz compact sedan has been given its obligatory mid-life nip and tuck, the Indian-built sedan receiving a fresh face, new engine and updated cabin.


Upfront, the four-door gets a redesigned bumper incorporating a wider but narrower grille that’s now joined to the headlights and there are plenty of shiny new chrome garnishes spread throughout.

Changes the the rear end and cabin are subtler, but we do see some additional faux wood trimming on the dashboard and a new infotainment system featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

It’s all change under the bonnet, however, in the form of a brand new 1.5-litre normally aspirated petrol engine. It produces 77kW and 138Nm (versus 70kW and 130Nm) in the outgoing 1.4 engine.

The motor can be mated to either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic gearbox.
According to Suzuki SA, the revised sedan is likely to reach our shores during the first half of 2019.

We can only hope that it gains some of the sales traction it has always deserved.

https://www.iol.co.za/motoring/latest-launches/suzuki-ciaz-sedan-gets-a-nip-and-tuck-16663780

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Nice facelift.
I'm assuming SA will get an Alpine infotainment system ?
 

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Are there more information available for this new model? Particularly interrested in the hybrid technology incorporated into this car.
 

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The MID looks much much more premium vs the pre-facelift model..
 

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Pricing! Refreshed Suzuki Ciaz arrives in SA (with new engine)

Back in August 2018, the facelifted Suzuki Ciaz was revealed in India. Now the updated sedan has officially arrived in South Africa, sporting a fresh look, a slightly expanded range and a new engine.

The local line-up now comprises four derivatives, with Suzuki Auto SA adding an automatic version of the entry-level GL model to the mix.

The Ciaz's old 70 kW/130 N.m 1,4-litre petrol engine has been binned in favour of the Japanese firm’s latest 1,5-litre unit (dubbed "K15B" and likewise naturally aspirated), which offers the same 77 kW and 138 N.m it does in the new Ertiga. Here, it is mated to either a five-speed manual gearbox or a four-speed automatic transmission.
GLX versions of the updated sedan, meanwhile, gain Suzuki’s latest “Smartphone Linkage Display Audio” infotainment system, which was recently rolled out to the likes of the Ignis and Baleno as well, and runs through a seven-inch touchscreen (and features Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink functionality).
Styling updates for the Ciaz include a new grille stretching between the redesigned headlamps, added chrome trim, a larger lower air intake and new 16-inch wheels (for GLX models, that is; the base GL derivatives again feature 15-inch steelies).

The GLX models now also offer cruise control as standard, in addition to items such as automatic climate control, electrically folding side mirrors, “combination” leather upholstery, individual rear reading lights (Uber, anyone?) and a retractable rear sunshade. The remote central locking system of the GL models remains, while the GLX models have been upgraded to keyless access with push-button start.
A three-year/60 000 km service and Suzuki’s “promotional” five-year/200 000 km warranty are included.

Pricing:

Suzuki Ciaz 1,5 GL: R214 900
Suzuki Ciaz 1,5 GL auto: R229 900
Suzuki Ciaz 1,5 GLX: R244 900
Suzuki Ciaz 1,5 GLX auto: R259 900

https://www.carmag.co.za/news/new-models/pricing-refreshed-suzuki-ciaz-arrives-in-sa-with-new-engine/


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Suzuki's underrated Ciaz sedan gets facelift, new engine

Suzuki’s Ciaz is arguably one of the most underrated cars on the market, and now it is taking a second stab at the compact sedan market.

Suzuki South Africa has just launched the facelifted model, which gets a fresh front-end design as well as a new 1.5-litre engine and boosted spec.

While the previous 1.4-litre motor certainly punched above its weight, even at altitude, the completely new 1.5-litre unit that replaces it brings a welcome increase in power and torque, with outputs now listed at 77kW and 138Nm, which is 7kW and 8Nm up on its predecessor.

The normally aspirated engine is mated to either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic gearbox, and the latter option is now available on the lower-spec GL for the first time.

Talking specification grades, the Ciaz continues to be offered in GL and GLX guises.

The GLX adds Suzuki’s new 17.8cm touchscreen infotainment system (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility) to the mix along with a reverse camera, rear parking sensors, cruise control, automatic climate control, combination leather upholstery, keyless entry and start and a retractable rear sunshade.

The aftersales deal for both models includes a three-year/60 000km service plan and Suzuki’s promotional 5-year/200 000km vehicle warranty.

PRICES

1.5 GL manual - R214 900

1.5 GL auto - R229 900

1.5 GLX manual - R244 900

1.5 GLX auto - R259 900

https://www.iol.co.za/motoring/latest-launches/suzukis-underrated-ciaz-sedan-gets-facelift-new-engine-20899790
 
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