Suzuki Philippines gives the Ciaz its first update, drops manual version

It took some time, but Suzuki's B-segment sedan has received its first-ever facelift in the country.

After making its regional debut in Thailand two months ago, the 2021 Suzuki Ciaz has arrived in the Philippines. Sporting a refreshed exterior and interior, the B-segment sedan gets several key upgrades, while still offering the same reliable driving experience as before.

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Starting with the most obvious of changes, the 2021 Ciaz gets a facelift. It gets a blacked-out front grille with chrome surrounds, restyled LED headlights, a sportier-looking front bumper, and newly-designed foglights. The rear, on the other hand, relatively remains the same and still comes with the familiar taillights and rear reflectors.

The interior also gets subtle changes here and there. There's the new instrument panel that gets flashier gauges and multi-info display, new fabric seats, and an all-black interior. But perhaps serving as the most noticeable upgrade is the new 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

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Not only does it support USB and Bluetooth, it now comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for better smartphone connectivity.

Under the hood, the Ciaz continues to be powered by a 1.4-liter, naturally-aspirated inline-four. It puts out 91 PS with 130 Nm of torque and is connected to a four-speed automatic gearbox. Sorry manual fans, the five-speed manual version of the Ciaz has been discontinued.

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When it comes to safety features, the Ciaz comes with the following: anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, reverse camera, and dual front airbags. A total of three exterior colors are available on the 2021 Ciaz: Mineral Gray Metallic, Pure White Pearl, and Super Black Pearl.

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The 2021 Suzuki Ciaz GL A/T has a sticker price of PHP 888,000.

Note: There was a mistake with Suzuki Philippines' original release regarding the 2021 Ciaz. The sedan is now only available with a four-speed automatic transmission. The five-speed manual is no longer being offered.