Suzuki South Africa has added the Ciaz compact sedan range to its local offering. The Ciaz slots in above the Swift DZire sedan.

Under the bonnet is a 1,4-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine developing 70 kW at 6 000 r/min and 130 N.m at 4 000 r/min. Torque is send to the front wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox or an automatic transmission. Claimed fuel consumption is between 5,4 and 5,5 litres per 100 km, while the fuel tank can hold 43 litres.

In terms of safety equipment, both the GL and GLX models, come standard with ABS brakes, EBD (electronic brake force distribution) and EBA (emergency brake assist). There is also dual front airbags.

Pricing:
1,4 GL manual           R179 900
1,4 GLX manual         R199 900
1,4 GLX auto              R214 900
Prices include a 3-years/60 000 km service plan.