Suzuki wants your next ride-hailing unit to be a Ciaz

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by Drei Laurel | Jun 14, 2019
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Comfortable, spacious, and easy on the wallet—if you’re part of a ride-hailing service like Grab, chances are these three characteristics are what you look for in a vehicle. Suzuki Philippines also happens to think the Ciaz, its subcompact sedan offering, happens to possess all three of these qualities.

The company’s not wrong. The Ciaz is undoubtedly on the larger end of the local subcompact sedan spectrum. Its trunk can also fit up to 495 liters of cargo—more than enough for picking up shoppers at the supermarket or ferrying passengers to the airport.

Underneath the hood of Philippine-spec Suzuki Ciaz units is a 1.4-liter K14B gasoline engine capable of 92hp at 6,000rpm and 130Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. This comes mated to either a four-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmission.

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Danny Dimaranan, a ride-hailing driver, says that the Suzuki Ciaz’s package just makes sense.

“I got high ratings because of the comfort that the Suzuki Ciaz gives,” Dimaranan says. “Economy-wise, for this kind of job, this is really far from the fuel consumption from the other cars that I have owned before.”

Interested? From June 1 to 30, 2019, the Suzuki Ciaz will come with a one-year or 20,000km free preventive maintenance service valid from the release date of the vehicle until August 30, 2020. This applies to the Ciaz GL MT, GL AT, and the Premium GLX.

Do you agree that the Suzuki Ciaz makes for an ideal ride-hailing vehicle?

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