2010 Suzuki Kizashi review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 31 July 2009 , 00:07:07 byDan

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Suzuki Kizashi

Suzuki introduced the Kizashi concept series, the first entry into the all-wheels drive sport sedan segment. With this launch, Suzuki delivers a unique blend of dynamic performance attributes with premium design aesthetics and craftsmanship yet to be experienced in this category. The model will be available in North American showrooms starting this winter. It follows a similar design theme and appreciation for performance previously illustrated by the three eye-catching and immaculately designed concept vehicles. Under the hood it has a 2.4-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine, a more potent standard engine than many competitive best-sellers. All the output is then being sent to the wheel through a six-speed manual transmission for heightened performance in the low gears, along with relaxed and economical cruising capability in the higher gear. Of course, the carmaker is offering the possibility to choose a Continuously Variable Transmission that delivers both the driving experience and fuel efficiency the consumers demand without compromising the character preferred by driving enthusiasts. Suzuki is developing an even more efficient hybrid version that will be added to the lineup a little later. In terms of interior, the carmaker efficiently executed larger yet still tidy proportions that afford comfort and practicality without the wasted space the driver and passengers are being rewarded with roominess and comfort. The driving enthusiasts will appreciate the sporty and elegant instrument panel and the ones interested in luxury sedans will be pleased with the vehicle because of the leather seating, featuring high-density foam and premium quality materials. The all-new Kizashi includes a class-leading list of standard safety equipment, including class-exclusive standard eight airbags, Electronic Stability Program, an anti-lock braking system with electronic brake-force distribution, projector beam headlamps and a tire pressure monitoring system. Kizashi is offered with the next generation i-AWD system developed by Suzuki, a rare option in its class.