Comprehensive and comfortable
There are a few theories regarding the Suzuki Ciaz’s name- some say it’s an acronym for Comfort, Intelligence, Attitude and Zeal others speculate that it stands for City from A to Z. No matter the origin, the Ciaz is what I believe to be underrated and unacknowledged with its gracious offerings and straight forward driving. This budget subcompact sedan was set out to replace the well-known and loved SX4 sedan and is considered the bigger brother of the Dzire as its seen as one of the largest in its segment. This is beneficial in the fact that it is considered as a B-segment vehicle (which means it has the price of one) but threads on the C-segment line and so provides you with ample room.
This hidden gem is an ideal small to medium family transporter. Its sedan status means that it’s quite spacious but it’s also economical with a reasonable fuel consumption and attractive price tag. Furthermore, its value for money and offers you plenty of specs, especially considering that it is practically a steal. It’s a typical mommy-vehicle and will excel with day to day in the city.
The Ciaz is a family vehicle so it’s obvious that it would have more conservative styling, that doesn’t mean it’s unattractive or unpleasant to the eye in any manner. With a widen grille here and chrome strips there you can ee-i-ee-i-o everywhere in simplistic styling and neat aesthetic. The upswept LED projector headlights are enhanced with an automatic headlight levelling device and LED Daytime Running. Furthermore the front is aided with LED fog lights and the rear with LED combination lights. The signature sedan slope is also present and gives the Ciaz a curvy appearance that is always appreciated by families and I absolutely adore the chrome covered rings around the fog lights and on the door handles, it mixes a bit of pizzazz into the look of this otherwise clean vehicle.
The inside of the Ciaz is what really stood out for me- it’s a B-segment vehicle which means it is expected that the inside will be comfortable but it was clear that Suzuki was pedantic in ensuring comfort and capaciousness of the cabin. Fitted with leather upholstery, chrome trimmings and ample legroom, you can rest assured in the Ciaz knowing that it will provide you with a ride of utmost comfort and style. The rear seats can’t fold flat which can be quite a bummer but I don’t think you would ever miss this simply due to the fact that you already have a massive 480-litre boot at your disposal. The Suzuki Ciaz has elevated seating which is ideal if you are on the shorter side because this means you have better visibility, although this means that headroom is a bit limited so taller folks should look out for that. Overall, the cabin of the Ciaz is practically laid out and with a scattering of fashionable features it is perfectly suited of the average family.
The 7-inch touchscreen infotainment is equipped with Apple CarPlay, Andriod Auto, Mirrorlink, MP3, a CD player and Bluetooth Connectivity. This allows you to blast your favourite sing alongs through four speakers and two tweeters. Keyless push start system and smart key, automatic air conditioning with rear vents, steering wheel toggles, all round electric windows, central door locking, a pollen filter and a 12V power socket in the rear all contribute to the laid-back and relaxed feel of the interior. For the safety of the passengers, the Ciaz is protected with a Total Effective Control Technology (S-TECT) concept which fortifies the structure of the vehicle with high tensile strength steel. Furthermore, there is also dual airbags, ABS with EBD, Brake Assist, a collapsible steering column, side impact door beams, an engine immobiliser and a security alarm.
Powered by a spirited 1.5-litre VVT engine, the Suzuki Ciaz generates 77kW of power and 138Nm of torque. It is available in a five speed manual or four speed automatic transmission that delivers it with impressive fuel consumptions of 5.5-litre per 100km and 5.6–litre per 100km respectively. The slick transmission, combined with the lightweight structure of the vehicle, provides you with light and zippy driving- exactly what you need in the city. Its straightforwardness and easy handling means moms won’t have any hiccups when being taken around town for errands or when dropping the kids at school. In other words, the Suzuki Ciaz has an easy drivability with a no mess and no fuss attitude, which makes, in my opinion, perfect as a daily transporter.
Where to find it
If this charming Ciaz has caught your eye and you would like to know more about it, visit www.suzuki.co.za now!
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Journalist: Desh Bechan
Transcriber: Nita Stadler