Photos by Kit Elton Pilla
Rolling in style just got more comfortable and fuel-efficient, as Suzuki Philippines officially launches the much-awaited Suzuki Ciaz, a sub-compact sedan ideal for the sensible Asian market. The Ciaz comes in three model variants: the GL Manual Transmission, GL Automatic Transmission, and the premium GLX.
Prior the official launch, select members of the motoring media experienced next-level comfort and driving with Suzuki’s newest innovation via a “pre-launch” 235-km round-trip drive to and from Anilao, Batangas. The participants experienced first-hand the automotive innovations of the Ciaz through the test drive, with stopovers at the Suzuki Auto Sucat, Total Service Station Sucat, Nuvali, Tagaytay, and the Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort in Batangas. This test drive showcased the capabilities of the Ciaz in handling stop-and-go traffic, highway driving stability, mountain pass handling and passenger comfort.
Ciaz is more than a snazzy name for a sleek new sub-compact: it stands for “City from A to Z,” capturing the essence of Asia’s fast-growing metropolitan landscape. The latest addition to Suzuki’s stable of reliable vehicles, the Ciaz is packed with best-in-class fuel efficiency and other advanced features coupled with a sporty, elegant exterior design and redefined interiors.
The new Ciaz is made for those who are driven to excel. It is developed as an “authentic sedan” which combines a roomy comfortable cabin and a great driving performance with excellent fuel efficiency. All of this comes with a stylish design that will inspire pride of ownership.
Best-in-class fuel efficiency
With recent unpredictable fluctuations in gas prices, the typical Filipino driver in the market for a new car is always on the lookout for a model that promises impressive fuel economy.
One of the features contributing to the Ciaz’s impressive performance is the integration of transmission technology used in the Suzuki Ertiga. In the GL Automatic and GLX models of the Ciaz, the four-speed automatic transmission improves fuel-efficiency and optimizes driving performance.
The car’s body is also smartly designed and shaped to facilitate smoother airflow, which in turn contributes to fuel efficiency. The front and rear bumper corners, front grills, underbody, and trunk lid-end are the product of meticulous research and development to achieve optimal results.
The Ciaz also comes with a variety of advanced features that make driving a truly easy and enjoyable experience. The multimedia integrated audio unit comes with an Android touchscreen for the GLX, complete with Bluetooth and USB connectivity for personal devices such as tablets and smartphones. This innovative multimedia unit comes with wireless connectivity and preloaded applications, such as YouTube, Gmail, Facebook, and the Filipino driver’s go-to app, Waze.
Audio and hands-free connectivity control switches are also embedded in the steering wheel, which facilitates easy access to various tasks. Add these to the keyless push start system and remote, and the Ciaz delivers a hassle-free driving experience for busy urbanites.
Bridging the gap between Suzuki’s compact models and standard sedans, the Ciaz combines the best of both worlds: great fuel efficiency and ample space. This sub-compact sedan has bigger door cutting, which increases the amount of rear seat leg space, headroom, and shoulder room.
Rounding out the spacious interiors is the equally spacious trunk, which has a luggage capacity of 495 liters, and can be closed with an electromagnetic latch and features a convenient boot light.
At the core of the Suzuki Ciaz is the patented Total Effective Control Technology (TECT), which boosts driver and passenger protection through a light yet incredibly strong impact absorption system. An Anti-Brake Locking Technology is also in place, preventing the brakes from locking during instances of sudden braking. This technology distributes braking force efficiently to the front and rear wheels to prevent accidents.
With all these features, the Ciaz is a surprisingly affordable option for urban drivers. The three models clock in at the following price points:
Ciaz GL Manual Transmission P738,000.00
Ciaz GL Automatic Transmission P773,000.00
Ciaz GLX P888,000.00
For more information on the Suzuki Ciaz, please visit http://suzuki.com.ph/auto/ and like it on www.facebook.com/SuzukiAutoPH, https://twitter.com/SuzukiAutoPH and follow on Instagram at @suzukiautoph.
About Suzuki Philippines Incorporated
Suzuki Philippine Incorporated is a wholly-owned Japanese multinational firm highly recognized in the automotive industry. The company specializes in the manufacture and sale of motorcycle and distribution of compact vehicles.
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