Suzuki has unveiled the Ciaz sedan at the Bangkok International Motor Show in Thailand, a model that is already on sale in India as the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and in China as the Suzuki Alivio.
Based on the same platform as the SX4 S-Cross, the Suzuki Ciaz is basically the successor to the SX4 Sedan for Asian markets. The sedan is 4,490mm long, 1,730mm wide and 1,475mm tall, ranking at the upper end of the compact segment. In Thailand, the model is offered with with a 1.25-liter four-cylinder petrol engine mated to a standard five-speed manual transmission. There’s also the option of a CVT.
Thailand will become the third country in which the Ciaz will be built, after India and China. The compact sedan will be made at Suzuki Thailand’s Rayong plant starting in June and will be the third model built there, following the Swift and Celerio.
The Ciaz was first launched in India in October 2014 by Maruti Suzuki, with China following in December the same year. Sold as the Suzuki Alivio in China, the sedan is built locally by the Chongqing Changan Suzuki Automobile joint venture.
Suzuki didn’t say whether the Ciaz will be offered on European markets as well.