2009 Suzuki Import Tuner Kizashi news, pictures, and information
2009 SEMA SHOW SERVES AS BACKDROP FOR SUZUKI DREAMSCAPE• Road Race Motorsports builds on Suzuki's track-bred tradition.
• Delta Tech embellishes Kizashi's premium (without the premium) assets.
• Westside Group enhances Kizashi's European dynamic wîth of Europe's dynamic.
• Import Tuner mods are both under the hood and over the top.
• ICON Vehicle Dynamics builds on Suzuki Equator's award-winning platform.
BREA, Calif. (October 28, 2009) – While the Concept Kizashi series debuted globally over the past two years, (in Frankfurt, Tokyo and New York), Ú.S. anticipation for the production Kizashi was met by a number of custom builders – and members of Suzuki management – asking the proverbial 'what if?' What if you melded Kizashi's production underpinnings and artfully-crafted sheet metal wîth modifications fully appropriate to a concept's debut? With European sport sedans serving as Kizashi's inspiration, and Suzuki's design and engineering team constructing a platform fully appropriate to a global marketplace, the all-new Kizashi serves as the perfect platform for those stylistic and performance mods integral to America's motoring DNA. The challenge went out and four custom shops responded. The results of those combined efforts are on display next week at the 2009 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show.
Road Race Motorsport's Platinum Edition KizashiAs one of the first custom builders to recognize the potential of Suzuki's vehicles, the presence of Road Race at SEMA comes as no surprise. Given the Kizashi platform's promise – and the fluid, almost organic sheet metal clothing it – Road Race supplies its own very unique take on Kizashi.
SEMA visitors can enjoy Road Race's Sport Body kit exterior which employs Carbontrix custom bumpers, rear spats and diffuser. Road Race has crafted a custom grill, vented hood and made the Kizashi its own ‘Platinum Edition' graphics and a blackened roof. These visual modifications are supported by a platform perfectly suited to Las Vegas Motor Speedway or a high-speed drive on I-15 (what happens in Vegas doesn't have to stay in Vegas…).
Progress Technology provided the sport springs and front and rear sway bars. Road Race installed its own chassis stiffeners, and Rotora brings the custom Kizashi to a stop wîth 330mm slotted rotors up front (supplemented by Road Race's own 260mm slotted rotors in the rear), while Dunlop supplies the grip. Únder the vented hood, the sweetness continues wîth a proprietary custom intake system, Zeitronix ZT-2 data logging system and Road Race engine management. The modifications are concealed – until ignition – by a painted-to-match engine cover, and announced by Road Race's own ‘Integrated Sport' dual exhaust system. The Road Race Kizashi can be seen at the Zeitronix Booth #21212.
Delta Tech Engineering Kizashi
Delta Tech Engineering, a specialist in vehicle lighting, started wîth a gutted – and lightened – Kizashi body shell. While Delta Tech took care of under the hood, wîth cold air intake and performance exhausts, RK Sport developed a body kit, Katzkin supplied the custom seating, and Koni enhanced the Kizashi's already composed ride wîth its own coilovers and shocks. Lighting, engineered in house by Delta Tech, is LED and HID. Sound equipment upgrades are provided by a Kenwood head unit and Rockford Fosgate amplification. The Delta Tech Kizashi may be seen at Booth #23526 in the Central Hall.
Westside Auto Group Kizashi Soleil
Integrating vintage European elegance wîth the high-performance DNA of Suzuki's Hayabusa, Westside Group's Kizashi Soleil (French for ‘masculine sun') incorporates numerous distinct touches, all executed to make an individualistic statement within the unique template supplied by Suzuki's own execution. Vehicle modifications performed by Westside include custom two-toned paint (Napa Merlot/Bronzed Amber), redesigned front and rear fenders, custom air apertures, fabricated grill, shaved and modified door handles and new front fascia. In back, a redesigned rear deck lid equipped wîth a GT Super Car spoiler, and a redesigned rear bumper is equipped wîth custom Yoshimura exhaust. Battling the Yosh exhaust is an upgraded sound system engineered by Rockford Fosgate. Planting the Soleil to the ground are early-release Bridgestone Potenzas mounted on R-Worx 7-spoke wheels. The Westside Group Kizashi will be on display in the show car area adjacent to SEMA's North Hall main entrance.
Import Tuner Kizashi
No outlet speaks better to the ‘tuner' audience than Import Tuner magazine. With its Kizashi the project build team went for the vehicular jugular, wîth performance enhancements under the hood, appropriate suspension mods connecting those enhancements to the ground, and cosmetic modifications to provide the appropriate visualization for Import Tuner's own editorial visualization.
With a nod to both the SEMA Show and its own Los Angeles – based roots, the Import Tuner Kizashi provides a tune-up to an already class-leading sport sedan. (concept carz) The Import Tuner Kizashi will be on display in the outside show car area between the North and South halls of the convention center.
ICON Vehicle Dynamics Equator
The enhanced power – and capability – is connected to the less-traveled path wîth Goodyear Wrangler MT/R tires mounted to Trail Ready bead-lock wheels; the Equator's bodywork is protected by Bushwacker fender flares. AMP Research bed extender and LightForce lights add to both utility and safety. ICON's Equator can be seen at SEMA booth #32173.
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 350 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.Source - Suzuki
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