Ciaz Officially ‘Dead’, Is Next Gen Coming to Pakistan? 

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Pak Suzuki has officially discontinued  Ciaz Sedan in Pakistan. According to a notification, the company has ended the production of Suzuki Ciaz Manual 1.4 and Suzuki Ciaz Automatic 1.4. The reports of its discontinuation have been making rounds on social media for the last couple of months. Earlier, PakWheels also reported that it is the end of the road for this sedan.

However, the company has officially declared of halting its production. According to market analysts, there are several reasons behind the discontinuation of Ciaz, including lack of marketing by Suzuki. There was almost nil presence of this CBU on Pakistani roads.

Ciaz Discontinued

Now the big question is this whether the company will launch the next generation of Ciaz in Pakistan or not. According to the sources, the company will release new Ciaz in Pakistan. The sources said that Pakistan would get the same car, which Suzuki launched in Thailand in March 2020. It is pertinent to mention that Suzuki launched this Thai-facelift in India 2018.

Features of New Suzuki Ciaz: 

Engine and Exterior of Ciaz: 

The Ciaz in Thailand comes with a 1.2L K12B engine, producing 91hp. Meanwhile, the car has a 5-Speed manual as well as CVT gearbox. Furthermore, the Thai-facelift’s front with several updates, including a sleek grille, new headlamp cluster with LED DRLs and projector lamps.

Additionally, the front end also gets a new bumper with larger intakes and chic design. The company has installed 16-inch alloy rims. At the rear, the car has minor changes, i.e., LED rear lamps and chrome garnishing.

The car has excellent 565-litre boot space, making it a superb Sedan for family travel.

Interior: 

Unlike Indian dual black/beige combination, the Thailand variant has all black-themed interior with leather seats and steering. Furthermore, it has keyless entry, chrome door handles, push start, auto climate control, and pollen filter. The car comes with 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Safety of Ciaz: 

The new variant comes with ABS+ABD along with dual airbags as standard.

Verdict: 

Pak Suzuki must take serious steps to launch of its sedan car, especially when Toyota has recently launched Yaris and Honda is all set to introduce new generations of City and Civic. Although, the Suzuki has primarily remained unable to capture Sedan market in Pakistan, but with Ciaz, the company can. However, it should focus on developing CKD cars, instead of CBU, because the CBU units will not be cost-effective, for both Suzuki and local customers.

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