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2010 Suzuki Kizashi news, pictures, and information
SUZUKI REVEALS NEW 2010 KIZASHI SEDAN• Kizashi concept series culminates wîth world introduction of all-new Suzuki sport sedan. (concept carz)
• Chic Kizashi production model to deliver Japanese quality and European flair.
• North American Car of the Year contender to serve as halo vehicle for maturing Suzuki lineup.
• Kizashi's exhilarating performance and driving experience reflect Suzuki's exuberant brand spirit, backed by the confidence of America's #1 Warranty.
American Suzuki Motor Corp. (ASMC) takes a bold step forward today. Known primarily as a maker of small vehicles and high-performance motorcycles, today marks the global debut of the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi (pronounced 'Kee-Zah-Shee'), the company's first entry into the all-wheel-drive sport sedan §egmènt. Benchmarked against some of the leading cars in the world, the all-new 2010 Kizashi becomes an instant car-of-the-year contender in its own right. With the launch of the Kizashi, Suzuki delivers a unique blend of dynamic performance attributes wîth premium design aesthetics and craftsmanship yet to be experienced in this category. Scheduled to arrive in North American showrooms this winter, the Kizashi will serve as the company's flagship vehicle, further expanding and strengthening its current product line of high-quality small cars, trucks and SÚVs.
|Engine : 2.4 L., 4-cylinder|
Power: 185 hp
Torque: 170 ft-lbs
Engine : 2.4 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 166 hp
Torque: 162 ft-lbs
Engine : 2.4 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 185 hp
Torque: 170 ft-lbs
6-speed Manual, CVT
The Kizashi sport sedan, which originates from the Concept Kizashi series introduced over the last two years, follows a similar design theme and appreciation for performance previously illustrated by the three eye-catching and immaculately designed concept vehicles. The production Kizashi redefines the traditional performance sedan and moves the Suzuki brand upscale. Furthermore, its active and energetic identity, a core component of the Suzuki brand DNA, is tempered by the vehicle's overall mission to provide a strong, refined urban performance.
Built at Suzuki's brand-new manufacturing facility in Sagara, Japan, the 2010 Kizashi is equipped wîth a standard 2.4-liter DOHC inline four-cylinder engine offering a more potent standard engine than many competitive best-sellers. The engine employs both an aluminum block and cylinder heads, providing a lightweight installation; aluminum pistons wîth low tensile force rings deliver improved power and efficiency. Dropped-forged connecting rods, rotating on a forged steel crankshaft, contribute to the inline four's durability, and a balancer shaft delivers improved engine balance and reduced noise, vibration and harshness (NVH).
The responsive inline four is connected to a six-speed manual transmission, for heightened performance in the low gears, along wîth relaxed — and economical — cruising capability in the higher gears. Customers may opt for an available Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) that delivers both the driving experience and fuel efficiency today's consumers demand, while not compromising the character preferred by driving enthusiasts. That character is enhanced wîth paddle shifters, optimizing driver control regardless of speed or driving environment. With either transmission choice, the Kizashi is engineered to return competitive fuel economy numbers for fuel-conscious consumers.
In addition to this excellent new powertrain, and to even further enhance the Kizashi's strong efficiency story, Suzuki is developing an even more fuel efficient hybrid version that will be added to the lineup in the future.
Braking and Handling
In order to successfully enter a field already saturated wîth countless nondescript transportation appliances, Suzuki breaks away from traditional values normally associated wîth the mainstream, standing firm on Suzuki's belief in delivering a dynamic and exhilarating driving experience. That driving experience was validated on Germany's Autobahn, Switzerland's Alpine twisties, cobblestone roads of rural England and the legendary Nürburgring.
An exceptionally rigid steel unibody — wîth reinforced front suspension and multi-link rear suspension constructed wîth embedded aluminum — allows for crisp, nimble handling wîth excellent stability, sophisticated ride and reduced chassis vibration. Engineered from conception to be all-wheel-drive capable, the Kizashi offers a newly developed advanced all-wheel-drive system wîth highly advanced controls that evokes and promotes a natural sense of heartfelt driving enthusiasm and safety. Kizashi's sophisticated braking system offers standard four-wheel disc brakes and includes suppliers such as Akebono, a world-leader in NVH control and analysis and a leading brake supplier for automotive and high-speed rail applications.
Kizashi's thoughtfully crafted exterior design is best described as the seamless melding of European style and Japanese craftsmanship. Tailored for the driving enthusiast, Kizashi's bold and aggressive stance is complemented by available 18-inch alloy wheels; contemporary styling — wîth its lean proportion and minimal front overhang — injects the sophistication appropriate to a performance-oriented sport sedan. (concept carz) As wîth the Concept Kizashi series, the front end of the production Kizashi expresses both strength and style, while the vehicle's impeccably engineered body reflects Kizashi's underlying strength and distinctive combination of capability and refinement.
At Kizashi's rear, the architecture accentuates the ‘sport' aspect of Suzuki's sport sedan. (concept carz) The visual dynamic is enhanced wîth the addition of an integrated dual sport exhaust, communicating — both visually and aurally — the Kizashi's performance-imbued spirit.
Suzuki has taken advantage of its expertise in the compact car §egmènt to efficiently execute larger — yet still tidy — proportions that afford comfort and practicality without the wasted space. Along wîth cabin proportions that reward Kizashi drivers and passengers wîth comfort and roominess, Suzuki pursues a contemporary, upscale interior feel — such as standard sport seats — in line wîth the vehicle's on-road performance characteristics. Driving enthusiasts will appreciate Kizashi's sporty and elegant instrument panel, while consumers seeking a luxury sedan will be pleased wîth the vehicle's available leather seating, featuring high-density foam and premium quality materials rivaling upscale competitors.
The available premium leather is supplemented by three-stage heated seats and a three-position memory program. In addition, both cloth and leather seats benefit from Suzuki's attention to detail: French seams, hard cover rears and low fatigue foam.
For those wanting high-tech beyond the engine compartment, the Kizashi's interior delivers by the megabyte. Beginning wîth standard keyless push start system, Kizashi also offers iPod®1 connectivity and optional streaming audio via Bluetooth®2. For your advanced listening pleasure, Rockford Fosgate®3 provides an optional listening experience boosted by 425 watts of power.
Traction and Safety
The all-new Kizashi includes a class-leading list of standard safety equipment, including class-exclusive standard eight airbags, Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)4, an anti-lock braking system wîth electronic brake-force distribution, projector beam headlamps and a tire pressure monitoring system.
Also included as equipment on the Kizashi is Suzuki's developed synergetic vehicle dynamic control. This system assists drivers control and a fun-to-drive experience wîth minimal intrusiveness.
Kizashi is offered wîth Suzuki's next generation i-AWD system, a rare option in its class, as this safety and performance enhancing feature is more typically found among luxury sport sedan offerings. Engineered to provide outstanding traction in inclement weather, the sophisticated all-wheel-drive system also delivers enhanced cornering capabilities. Activated when the driver selects the 'AWD' switch on the instrument panel, power to the rear wheels starts immediately upon acceleration. Torque split remains dependent on several factors, including wheel slippage and throttle input.
1 iPod is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the Únited States and other countries.
2 Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
3 Rockford Fosgate is a registered trademark of Rockford Fosgate.
4 ESP is a registered trademark of Daimler AG.
The Brea, Calif.,-based Operations of American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC) was founded in 1963 by parent company Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC) and currently markets its vehicles in the Únited States through a network of approximately 400 automotive dealerships and numerous other motorcycle, ATV and marine distributors in 49 states. With global headquarters in Hamamatsu, Japan, SMC is a diversified worldwide automobile, motorcycle, and outboard motor manufacturer. In 2008, SMC sold more than 2 million new cars and trucks and more than 3.5 million motorcycles and ATVs. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, SMC has operations in 196 countries and regions. For more information, visit www.media.suzuki.com.Source - Suzuki
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|Suzuki SX4 Crossover|
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|Suzuki SX4 Sport|
|Suzuki SX4 Sportback|
|Suzuki SX4 SZ-L|
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|2008 Suzuki Kizashi 3 Concept|
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