Anton Andres / Suzuki | July 25, 2018 11:19
Updated Suzuki Ciaz may debut in a few weeks
We've seen photos of the facelifted Suzuki Ciaz bearing no camouflage a few weeks back. Now, it's official that it won't be long until its debut. The Japanese automaker has released official photos of the car, albeit in small tidbits rather than the whole thing.
Apparently, the updated Ciaz will make its debut in two to three weeks time. They added that the 1.4-liter engine will be replaced by a new 1.5-liter unit, but that's for the Indian market. A better gauge would be the Thai market which, at the moment, has yet to make teaser campaigns for the car.
The 1.5-liter mill, which debuted in the Indonesia-spec Ertiga, produces more power and torque than the current 1.4-liter engine. It produces 105 PS and 138 Nm of torque but, again, it is yet to be known if this engine will make its way to other markets such as the Philippines. For comparison basis, the current 1.4-liter engine makes 92 PS and 130 Nm of torque.
As for the teaser, it shows a closer look at the headlights, which now come with LED daytime running lights, and the new grill. It essentially confirms the look of the spied car as the production model. Other changes to the updated Ciaz include a new bumper, redesigned multi-spoke alloy wheels and tweaked tail lights.
While it's almost ready for its global debut, there is currently no word when the South East Asian markets will get it. Given that the Ciaz made its debut here a little over two years ago, it is possible that we won't be getting it any time soon. Then again, if our neighbors from Thailand and Indonesia will be getting it in a few months, it is highly likely the Philippines will follow soon after.