Suzuki has once again been kind to us and this time around they allowed me to spend time with the gorgeous Ciaz 1.5 GLX (Checkout the review of the Suzuki Ertiga). When I first saw the Suzuki Ciaz, it was love at first sight. In this review I will be looking at the looks, the technology the drive, and storage
The Ciaz looks elegant inside-out. The chrome front grille that makes it look sharp whilst the LED Projector Auto headlamps command attention and are first in its segment. It is fitted with 16-inch twelve spoke machined alloy wheels. The rear has perfectly fitted tail lights.
The interior is a display of quality and flair of leather upholstery that is contemporary. Even the top edge of the instrument panel has been designed to match the dashboard shape to further enhance the elegance of the interior.
The Suzuki Ciaz is equipped with a 7” touch screen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Adroid Auto which is easy to connect to and operate. To ensure that the driver keeps the eyes on the road(which is where they are supposed to be) when driving the steering wheel also has controls for audio, calls and cruise controls.
What I appreciated the most with the Ciaz GLX id the smart key and keyless push start system. I didn’t have to pull out the car key out of my pocket every time I had to enter inside the car or start the engine.
The Ciaz GLX is also fitted with reverse camera and sensors which are useful when reversing especially in those awkward situations. For pure driving pleasure in long distances, the Ciaz has cruise control whilst the automatic air-conditioner keeps you cool. There are also air vents for rear passenger seats and a USB port.
In my previous review of the Suzuki Ertiga, I said: “if there is one thing that all Suzuki Cars have in common is the smooth drive”. The Ciaz is no different. It comes with a 1.5 non-turbo engine that produces 77 kW and 138 Nm. This engine is complemented by a five-speed manual transmission.
Another thing that most Suzuki cars have in common is low fuel consumption. Suzuki claims that 5.5L of petrol will get you through 100KM. In my experience, the fuel consumption of any car is to a large extent depended on how the driver drives the car. My average was 6.0L/100KM which is not far off.
The Suzuki Ciaz has the best-in-class storage capacity. It has the largest boot space in its segment. In actual fact, the luggage capacity is a whopping 495 liters. An electromagnetic latch and boot light enhance ease of use.
Front door pockets can hold a 1000ml bottle and an A4 size document whilst the rear door pockets can hold a 1000ml bottle and an A5 size document. The front armrest incorporates a utility box with a pen & business cardholder. There is also extra storage pockets on the back of the front seats.
The Suzuki Ciaz 1.5 GLX is keenly priced at R 249 900 and comes with a 3 year/ 60 000KM service plan. Click here for more pricing options.
In conclusion, here are Pats and Slaps of the Suzuki Ciaz 1.5 GLX:
- The Suzuki Ciaz is an elegant looking car
- There are ample storage compartments and the boot space impressive
- Well priced
There are no Slaps for the Suzuki Ciaz 1.5 MT GLX. The car is fit for purpose.
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