After refreshed Vitara crossover and all-new Jimny off-road SUV, Suzuki’s lineup is getting one more new model. The testing vehicle is actually a refreshed version of the 2018 Suzuki Ciaz – a solid sedan which is available in Asia and South America. However, since we caught the facelifted prototype in Europe, the Japanese car manufacturer may be reconsidering to expand the current market to the Old Continent. Still, we know for sure that the 2018 Ciaz won’t be available in North America.
As you can see, the exterior changes are pretty subtle. The refreshed sedan will feature just a few tweaks at ends. In the front, the car manufacturer added a massive and lower bumper and a little bit redesigned grille which seems to be narrower. The headlights are currently unchanged, but this might change until the 2018 Suzuki Ciaz reach the showrooms. It’s the same story in the rear. The section sports a new bumper and nothing more.
The cabin was the strongest point of the sedan so far, so we think it’s not going to suffer any big changes for sure. Today’s model features leather upholstery and touchscreen infotainment, and navigation, so the carmaker could only update the existing equipment and nothing more.
Suzuki has no intention to change anything under the hood. The sedan will likely offer the existing options, which are 1.4-liter four-cylinder with 91 horsepower and 96 pound-feet (68 kilowatts and130 Newton-meters) and a 1.3-liter diesel that develops 89 horsepower and 147 pound-feet of twist.
The refreshed 2018 Suzuki Ciaz will debut before the end of this year, but it will become available next spring. The starting price won’t change at all.