Wednesday, March 16, 2016
UPDATED: Suzuki Philippines Introduces Ciaz (w/ Complete Specs)
UPDATE 1: The Ciaz is now available at all Suzuki dealerships nationwide (4/16).
Suzuki Philippines is entering the sub-compact sedan segment once more with the all-new Ciaz. Replacing the SX4 Sedan, the Ciaz is built on a platform that’s the longest and widest in its class. Apart from sheer size it offers European-inspired styling, a premium interior, and a host of upmarket features. An acronym which stands for “Comfort-Intelligence-Attitude-Zeal”, the Ciaz will be sold in three variants starting this April.
Borrowing cues from European cars, the Ciaz has a timeless and clutter-free exterior. Straight lines as well as a strong shoulder line impart a classy look while projector-type headlamps offer a tinge of sophistication. The signature Suzuki “S” logo is front and center on the wide grille while chrome garnishes on the door handles and trunk as well as integrated signal indicators on the mirrors lend finesse. 15-inch alloy wheels are standard with the highest trim getting 16-inch alloy wheels.
Inside, the Ciaz provides enhanced leg, head, and shoulder room for all occupants. The driver’s seat in particular enables it to have best-in-class front and rear visibility. The all-black interior provides an air of sportiness and is available with convenience features such as a keyless push start system, leather seats, and even an Android OS-based multimedia system with mirror-link capability and GPS navigation.
All Ciaz models are powered by Suzuki’s reliable and low-maintenance K14B 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. Equipped with VVT (variable valve timing), it generates up to 92 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 130 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. Depending on the variant, this engine can be mated to either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic. More than just providing spritely performance, the Ciaz features refinements in powertrain and suspension components ensuring a quieter cabin and smoother ride.
Built on Suzuki’s Total Effective Control Technology (TECT), the Ciaz boasts of the usage of high-tensile steel. Apart from the strong, but lightweight body (curb weight is 1,010-1,040 kilograms), the long wheelbase offers stability especially through corners. It’s also equipped with dual SRS airbags and ABS with EBD on all variants.
The all-new Suzuki Ciaz is available in five colors: Pearl Snow White, Metallic Star Silver, Metallic Mineral Grey, Pearl Super Black, and Prime Dignity Brown with a suggested retail price of P 738,000 (GL M/T), P 773,000 (GL A/T), and P 888,000 (GLX A/T).