The Suzuki Ciaz has been previewed in Bangkok, where it gets a 1.25-liter, K12B four-cylinder petrol engine, delivering 91 PS of power at 6,000 rpm and 118 Nm of torque at 4,800 rpm, mated to either a five-speed manual or a CVT. This engine, shared with the Thai made Swift, is the K12B’s original avatar, while India gets a modified version of the same by reducing the bore/stroke to get it under 1200cc mark – the K12M found in the Swift, Swift Dzire and the Ritz.
At 4,490 mm long, 1,730 mm wide and 1,475 mm tall, with a 2,650 mm wheelbase, the Thai made Ciaz measures up equally with the Indian Ciaz.
For the Thai market, the Ciaz will be built locally in Rayong, which happens to be the third assembly site for the Ciaz, after India and China, where it is sold as the Alivio. The Ciaz sedan also qualifies for Phase 1 of Thailands’s Eco Car programme, which grants it excise duty incentives, and incidentally becomes the largest car in Thailand to have been given that qualification.
Prices have yet to be confirmed, but the report says that a price range of between 500,000-680,000 baht (9.56 lakh INR- 11.48 lakh INR) is to be expected.
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