Suzuki Kizashi News

  • Suzuki's AWD 2012 Kizashi sedan.

    Suzuki has a bit of a brand awareness problem on its hands. Its Kizashi midsize sedan is, for the most part, competitive with the best of the non-luxury brands on the market today. The trouble is that few buyers know it exists. It’s even available in both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive, as your needs (and budget) dictate. Suzuki tried to point that out to us during last year’s Super Bowl, with an ad that pitted the AWD Kizashi against demonic, animated snowmen. This year’s Super Bowl spot is also designed to remind us how good the Kizashi is in winter weather. Nobody...

  • Suzuki Apex Concept live photos
    Suzuki Kizashi Apex Concept: 2011 New York Auto Show Live Photos

    Suzuki is struggling in the U.S. to simply get consideration from vehicle shoppers. Once it gets that, with vehicles like the excellent 2011 Suzuki Kizashi and 2011 Suzuki SX4—and, perhaps the long-awaited Swift hot hatch—it's bound to find traction in the market. And here at the New...

  • Suzuki Kizashi Apex Concept
    Suzuki Kizashi Apex Concept: 2011 New York Auto Show

    It was exactly a year ago that Suzuki introduced the new ‘Sport’ variant of its very capable Kizashi mid-size sedan. Contrary to the buzz leading up to the car’s unveiling, Suzuki chose not to add any more power to its Kizashi Sport but rather focus on accessories such as polished...

  • Suzuki Kizashi EcoCharge Concept
    Suzuki Kizashi EcoCharge Hybrid Concept: 2011 New York Auto Show

    Joining the turbocharged Kizashi Apex Concept on stage at this week’s 2011 New York Auto Show is a greener version of the popular Kizashi mid-size sedan, the EcoCharge gasoline-electric hybrid concept. Possibly previewing a future production Kizashi hybrid, for now Suzuki is also stating that...

  • Suzuki Kizashi Apex Concept
    Turbo Suzuki Kizashi Apex Concept: 2011 New York Auto Show

    Over several decades, Suzuki has established quite a reputation for itself in the U.S. as a maker of high-quality, high-performance motorcycles and ATVs. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for its cars; while quality and performance claims hold, from our experience, Suzuki's sparse and...

  • Suzuki Kizashi Ring of Fire iPad, iPhone game
    Suzuki Releases Kizashi 'Ring Of Fire' Racing App

    Why can't Suzuki build cars as well as it does motorcyles? This is a question you'll hear often in the automotive journalist's universe, and it's a fair question. The answer? They do, it's called the Kizashi. To help get the word out on their slick mid-size sedan, Suzuki today released a free...

  • Suzuki Kizashi at Bonneville

     August has plenty going on in the car world, Just as the events in Monterey end, one of the premier automotive events in the World is still going on—Bonneville Speed Week. Plenty of people around the world come to the salt-flats of Utah to break some Southern California Timing Association (SCTA) records. Suzuki is in a bit of a low point in its life here in the United States. Some dealerships are having difficulties trying to get stock in, and around 50 dealerships are going to either close or stop selling Suzukis all-together. So some good news is in order. Suzuki teamed up with Motor...

  • Suzuki Kizashi Bonneville
    Suzuki Kizashi Aiming For 200 MPH Top Speed At Bonneville

    Die-hard enthusiasts aside, the hot hatch has never taken off in the U.S. the way it did in Europe—but sporty sedans have proven successful, as Subaru and Mitsubishi--and now Suzuki too--will attest. Since its unveiling last year, Suzuki's Kizashi has been recognized as a mid-size sedan with a...

  • Suzuki Kizashi Turbo Concept
    Suzuki Kizashi Turbo: 290 HP, But Still Only A Concept

    Die-hard enthusiasts aside, the hot hatch has never taken off in the U.S. the way it did in Europe--but turbocharged sedans have proven successful, as Subaru and Mitsubishi will attest. So the latest concept out of Suzuki, a 290-horsepower turbocharged version of the Kizashi, holds an especially...

  • 2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport
    New York Auto Show: 2011 Suzuki Kizashi Adds Sport

    Ahead of its New York Auto Show conference, Suzuki has revealed details—as well as an extensive gallery of images—of a new, performance-oriented package for its Kizashi sedan. The 2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport will look a bit different than the standard Kizashi models, most notably as it rides...

  • 2010 Suzuki Kizashi
    Her and His Review 2010 Suzuki Kizashi S

    There are always two sides to everything, right? Well, the truth is there are many more than that! To keep our car reviews innovative and well-rounded, we are providing you with not just one, but two points of view on the same exact vehicle Her and His perspectives. Her: Anne Fleming, Car Buying...

  • 2010 Suzuki Kizashi
    2010 Suzuki Kizashi Is One Fine Sedan

    Suzuki Kizashi.  Suzuki Kizashi.  Suzuki Kizashi.    Gesundheit!   That was my first thought upon hearing the name of Suzukis new up-market compact sedan for the US market.  Best known for smaller SUVs, trucks and its great entry-level SX4 AWD sedan and hatch, American Suzuki has taken the...

  • 2010 suzuki kizashi sedan spy october 002

    We've watched as Suzuki progressed the Kizashi sedan through three stages of concepts and then spy shots, finally approaching a production appearance, but today the sporty four-door is making its official debut. Despite images leaked yesterday, there's still new information to be had, including the range of available powertrains and standard options. Both FWD and AWD variants are on offer, with the FWD model getting the choice between a standard six-speed manual transmission and an optional continously variable (CVT) unit. The AWD model comes only with the CVT transmission. Scooting the car...

  • 2010 Suzuki Kizashi
    Suzuki’s new Kizashi sedan revealed

    Suzuki has released three very different concept vehicles in the past 12 months, all grouped under the same ‘Kizashi’ heading. The most recent of these was the Kizashi 3, a stylish sedan concept unveiled at March’s New York Auto Show that was the closest of the three show cars to...

  • 2008 Suzuki Kizashi Concept 3
    Los Angeles Auto Show debut pegged for new Kizashi sedan

    In January reports emerged that the global financial downturn was forcing Suzuki to postpone its plans to launch its new Kizashi sedan, as well as to delay construction on new overseas factories in Thailand and Russia. Suzuki officially denied the claims, stating that the company was still planning...

  • 2010 Suzuki Kizashi sedan spy shot
    Spy shots: Thinly veiled Suzuki Kizashi sedan

    Suzuki has released three very different concept vehicles in the past 12 months, all grouped under the same ‘Kizashi’ heading. The most recent of these was the Kizashi 3, a stylish sedan concept unveiled at March’s New York Auto Show that was the closest of the three show cars to...

  • Suzuki shows Kizashi 3 concept
    Suzuki shows Kizashi 3 concept

    Third in a line of concepts designed to move the Suzuki brand into the performance and luxury markets, the Kizashi 3 was unveiled this morning in New York. The first two Kizashi concepts came at Frankfurt and Tokyo late last year, and all three feature a similar futuristic design language. Behind...

  • Suzuki Kizashi 2 Concept stars at Tokyo
    Suzuki Kizashi 2 Concept stars at Tokyo

    Suzuki used this week’s Tokyo Motor Show to take the covers off the successor to the original Kizashi Concept that featured at last month’s Frankfurt show. The new version is aptly named the Kizashi 2 and, like the original Frankfurt Concept, it also previews a future production model...

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