Suzuki Kizashi: Drive With Poise and Elegance
Suzuki Kizashi, From Stardom to Bankruptsy
Suzuki Kizashi was introduced in July 2009; this medium size car was produced by well-known automobile manufacturer Suzuki. The car was introduced in various markets at different time. It was introduced in Japan in October 2009, in North America in December 2009 and the car jointly introduced in New Zealand and first time any mid size car was launched in Australia in May 2010. In addition, the car was also introduced in Indian markets on 2011and in 2013 the car even introduced in European Markets, if it can satisfy European consumers since they have utmost taste in cars be it fuel and appearance.
Name That Challenges
The word Kizashi includes a few meanings such as "warning","sign" and omen “and” something great is coming. The various names sound like indicating its rivals that the future of cars have arrived so be careful.
Consumer Friendly Features
Kizashi has made this car thoughtfully since they include akebano sourced brakes, 17 &18 inches alloy wheels and it left the choices of seats on consumer such as cloth or leather. In addition, it also features 425 watt audio system with iPod and Bluetooth facility. The company also worked on its engine that is AWD, which is optional and manual FWD mode for fuel efficiency. Due to these features they have received full marks from ANCAP.
Gets Appreciation via Awards
Kizashi has received two prestigious awards in the end of 2010 in New Zealand; the awards were held by AA Motoring where it gets Supereme Car of the Year Award as well as Herald Car title.
Production Shutdowns Due To Bankruptsy
Car was appreciated all over the world, from its looks to its performance. However, its production was shutdown in the end of 2012 due to Suzuki Kizashi's bankruptcy; Suzuki even filed official bankruptcy in North America.
Photo Gallery of Suzuki Kizashi
Technical Characteristics of Suzuki Kizashi
Technical Characteristics of 2009 Suzuki Kizashi CVT produced by Suzuki (JP).
|Body Type||Saloon (sedan) 4 doors / 5 seats|
|Front Track||1565 mm|
|Rear Track||1565 mm|
|Ground Clearance||145 mm|
|Fuel Capacity||63 liters|
|Drive Wheels||Front wheel drive|
|Steering||rack & pinion PAS|
|Fuel Supply System||MPFI|
|Max Power||181HP (133 kW) @ 6000 rpm|
|Max Torque||231Nm @ 4000 rpm|
|Cam Design||DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)|
|Valves per cylinder||4|
|Standard Tyres||P215/60 R 16 / P215/60 R 16|
|Transmission||continuously variable transmission|
|Number of gears||c|
|Acceleration 0-100 Km/h||n/a|
|Acceleration 80-120 Km/h||n/a|