New Delhi - Suzuki’s Ciaz compact sedan has been given its obligatory mid-life nip and tuck, the Indian-built sedan receiving a fresh face, new engine and updated cabin.

Upfront, the four-door gets a redesigned bumper incorporating a wider but narrower grille that’s now joined to the headlights and there are plenty of shiny new chrome garnishes spread throughout.

Changes the the rear end and cabin are subtler, but we do see some additional faux wood trimming on the dashboard and a new infotainment system featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

It’s all change under the bonnet, however, in the form of a brand new 1.5-litre normally aspirated petrol engine. It produces 77kW and 138Nm (versus 70kW and 130Nm) in the outgoing 1.4 engine.

The motor can be mated to either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic gearbox.

According to Suzuki SA, the revised sedan is likely to reach our shores during the first half of 2019. 

We can only hope that it gains some of the sales traction it has always deserved.

IOL Motoring