Suzuki is set to revamp its lineup following its decision to drop GM Daewoo as its partner and forge a new partnership with Nissan. Two models from its current lineup that bear GM-Daewoo DNA, the Suzuki Forenza and the Suzuki Reno, will be dropped from Suzuki's range, and replaced with two new models in different segments.

The first of these will be a new, sporty, mid-size sedan that will be inspired by the handsome Kizashi 3 concept (pictured). The mid-sized sedan will debut in late 2009 as a 2010 model and Suzuki has stated that it will be better equipped than its major rivals from Japan, the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord.

Additionally, a Suzuki pickup will be sold, which will be based on the Nissan-built Frontier. Called the Suzuki Equator, the pickup is also expected for a 2009 debut and will come with a choice of four-cylinder and six-cylinder engines, as well as extended and crew-cab variants.

The popular Suzuki Swift will be returning to North America for 2010 as a 2011 model year hatchback, with the possibility of a hybrid Swift sedan becoming available one or two years after that, and the Grand Vitara compact SUV, due for a redesign in 2011, will get two new powerplants that are more economical than their predecessors, according to Automotive News.

The Japanese company will also be adding a navigation system as standard in its SX4 compact car, in a bid to attract young customers and surprise them with the range of standard features. While many of the brand's compacts are remaining, there are conflicting rumors abounding that the XL-7 SUV will be either redesigned for 2011 or dropped altogether from the lineup.

Suzuki Kizashi 3 Concept