Pak Suzuki has officially launched Suzuki Ciaz. The new Suzuki Ciaz is an imported model featuring a 1.4L engine.
While addressing the launching ceremony of Suzuki Ciaz, PSMC General Manager said that the company had seen a lot of demand for this model from its customers as well as the sedan dealers.
Suzuki Ciaz in Comparison with Honda City
Suzuki Ciaz has received an overwhelmingly positive response from the international market. Suzuki seems to have made an all-out effort to reassert itself into the entry level sedan market.
Suzuki Ciaz Design and Dimensions
Suzuki Ciaz comes as a fresh and much-needed change to the automotive industry of Pakistan. The new Suzuki Ciaz just launched in Pakistan exhumes confidence and cleanliness in its design. The car offers a bigger size when compared to Honda City. Suzuki Ciaz has more length and width in comparison to Honda City. This additional space gives more leg room to the rear passengers of Suzuki Ciaz.
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Engine and Transmission
Suzuki offers many engine variants for the globally launched version of Suzuki Ciaz. Pak Suzuki currently offers 1.4L 16V DOHC VVT petrol engine for the Pakistani market with a manual and automatic transmission. The engine of Suzuki Ciaz has 92 horsepower and produces a torque of 130NM. Honda City offers 1.3L, 16 valves 4-Cyclinder i-VTEC engine. Honda City’s 73 horsepower engine produce a torque of 128NM.
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Suzuki has built Suzuki Ciaz on the “Total Effective Control Technology.” The use of high-strength steel provides safety and protection at all possible impacting points. The added strength gives extra safety to the passengers while reducing car’s body weight to deliver better fuel economy. The Suzuki Ciaz comes with standard airbags in its international models, so the version launched for Pakistan is expected to have them by default. Honda City like other local cars does not offer airbags. And the worst thing is that they are not even crash testing their cars. The safety features of Suzuki Ciaz are way above those provided by Honda in City.
Interior and Exterior
The current model of Suzuki Ciaz launched in Pakistan has telltale signs of items missing from it. There are no fog lights offered, and the car lacks alloy rims. The car does have projector headlights. There are no electric folding mirrors in the base model, but upper trims do have this feature.
The interior of the car does not have an LCD touchscreen head unit. It also lacks steering wheel mounted controls, making phone connectivity and Bluetooth doubtful. International Suzuki Ciaz models offer mobile integration and voice command features. The base version has four speakers, and the missing rear view camera is a standard feature in global Suzuki Ciaz models. Also, rear AC is standard in global models but not to be seen anywhere in the pictures shared by Pak Suzuki. Notable features in Suzuki Ciaz include keyless entry, front and rear armrest, intermittent wipers, and rear defoggers. Upholstery leather is only limited to the upper models. Some of the features available as standard in basic international model missing in the core version of Suzuki Ciaz in Pakistan include push start button, automatic day-night rear view mirror, driver seat height adjustment, sunglasses holder, and footwell illumination. Despite the fact that many of these features are not available in the basic model of Honda City too, Suzuki Ciaz is way ahead of it.
Price of the new Suzuki Ciaz
Pak Suzuki offers Suzuki Ciaz in two variants.
- The manual transmission version of Suzuki Ciaz priced at PKR 1.69 million.
- The automatic transmission version of Suzuki Ciaz priced at PKR 1.84 million.
The price of the car suggests that Pak Suzuki wants to compete for two famous and well-established brands in this price segment, Honda City, and Toyota Corolla XLI.
Suzuki has given no estimations about the number of models it expects to sell in Pakistan for the first year.
The Earlier Model of Suzuki Liana
Pak Suzuki discontinued Suzuki Liana in 2014 as it failed to garner interest The company wanted to replace Suzuki Liana with a better performing and good looking car.
The company is also said to be replacing Suzuki Celerio with Suzuki Cultus, putting to rest mixed rumors about the future of Suzuki Cultus in Pakistan.
The specifications and price information shared suggests that Toyota and Honda would have to run for their money. If the car can impress the style-starved car lovers of Pakistan, Toyota and Honda would have to come with many value adding features within the given price range.