The New 2019 Suzuki Ciaz Compact Car Review

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2019 Suzuki Ciaz

Suzuki has earned its stripes over the years as a brand that builds reliable and funky mini SUVs. Starting from the Jimny to the Vitara. As the vehicle market is constantly evolving, Suzuki made the decision to venture into the world of entry-level saloon cars. Introduction of Suzuki Ciaz family saloon car is just one of the case. Now in its second generation, it’s been refreshed and topped up with new technologies that set it apart from  its rivals

Design

2019 Suzuki Ciaz Design

The Ciaz was designed to attract a younger demographic. Therefore,  its fluid design theme. The teardrops quadrant style headlamps and a slated chrome grille give it an imposing look. On the other hand, the wide track and long wheelbase provide that aggressive stance.  

Interior

2019 Suzuki Ciaz Interior 

Moreso, Suzuki has reworked the cabin design. The standout element is the use of light soft touch trim across the dashboard. It also comes with the Smart Play infotainment and reversing camera.

Space is another selling point of the Ciaz. The Suzuki Ciaz has large comfortable front seats and a plush rear bench.  Similarly, the Legroom in the back will be most appreciated.  Not forgetting the adequate headroom for all passengers.

The Ciaz also comes with cruise control, Climate Control, Bluetooth Connectivity and parking sensors.

Engine and Handling

2019 Suzuki Ciaz engine

Powering the new Suzuki Ciaz is the K14B 70kW/130Nm 1.4-litre, four-cylinder engine. This engine variant is well known for its power and fuel efficiency. But above it, all,  it is its efficiency. Power is sent to the front wheel’s courtesy of a 5-speed automatic gearbox. The gearbox exploits the full potential of this feisty engine while still achieving a fuel consumption figure of 5.4- 5.5 litres/100km.

The Ciaz has decent road manners thanks to a well-tuned front McPherson strut and rear multi-link suspension. They are well set up to keep the car planted on the road even at higher speeds.

Safety

2019 Suzuki Ciaz safety features

The Ciaz comes loaded with both active and passive safety systems. This includes an Anti-Lock Braking system. In case all hell breaks loose, you can rely on its dual airbags. Three-Point safety belts and crumple zones to protect you and family from harm’s way in case of an emergency stop.  

Verdict

The Suzuki Ciaz is packed with features and by looking at its dimensions, it offers a good value for money proposition. It comes with a 3 year/100,000 Kilometre warranty courtesy of Suzuki by Toyota. Furthermore, one can rely on Toyota’s network across Kenya back up and service, giving owners peace of mind while owning the Ciaz.  

Trevor Lamenya