New York Auto Show: 2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2010

American Suzuki Motor Corp. (ASMC) introduced today at the 2010 New York Auto Show the new 2011 Kizashi Sport, offered only for the Kizashi GTS and SLS trim levels.

Based on the recently introduced 2010 Kizashi (pronounced "Kee-Zah-Shee"), the new 2011 Kizashi Sport features a new muscular front fascia with chrome accents and lower grille, new side sills, a lower body side molding with chrome accents, a trunk spoiler, custom light weight 18-inch alloy wheels and a 10mm lower ride height in order to obtain better aerodynamics as well as a lower center of gravity.

Inside, the new car features a steering wheel with perforated leather grip and contrasting stitching on the leather seats, a new shifter boot and emergency brake boot, sport seats and driver-centric cockpit.

The new 2010 Kizashi Sport will go on sale in the United States in August and the pricing is set to be announced closer to the launch date.

Koichi Suzuki, executive vice president for American Suzuki Automotive Operations, remarked that the company has been thrilled with the reaction to the 2010 Kizashi, and is now looking forward to offering the latest version of the stylish sport sedan.

He added that the Suzuki Kizashi Sport has given Suzuki an opportunity to build on its short-term accomplishments as well as to cater to drivers seeking an affordable option to luxury performance vehicles.

2011 Kizashi Sport is derived from the 2010 Kizashi that received praises for its near-luxury elements and Euro-tuned platform. However, the 2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport is bringing the thrill a notch higher by introducing a number of exterior revisions like featuring a more muscular front fascia with chrome accents.

Moreover, the 2011 Kizashi Sport features lower grille, lower body side molding with chrome accents and body side sill extensions, as well as a trunk mounted spoiler. It also features custom light weight 18-inch alloy wheels and a 10mm lower ride height.

All of these exterior modifications allow for better aerodynamics as well as a lower center of gravity, thereby improving grip and enhancing its handling. Meanwhile, the interior of the new Kizashi Sport has a unique sport steering wheel with perforated leather grip.

When the 2011 Kizashi Sport is specified with black leather interior, the leather seats, shifter boots and the emergency brake boot come with contrasting stitching. Morever, the new 2001 Suzuki Kizashi Sport lives up to its name by treating customers with form-fitting sport seats and a driver-centric cockpit.

Press Release

2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport

American Suzuki Motor Corp. (ASMC) arrives in Manhattan — a city known for and populated by its many imports — for the global introduction of 2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport at the 2010 New York International Auto Show. Offered exclusively on Kizashi GTS and SLS trim levels, Suzuki's new 'Sport' variant of its sleek and sophisticated sport sedan is scheduled to go on sale in the United States this August. Pricing for the all-new 2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport will be announced closer to the vehicle's arrival in dealer showrooms.

"We've been thrilled with an enthusiastic reaction to the 2010 Kizashi, and we look forward to offering sport sedan buyers the newest iteration of our stylish sport sedan later this year," said Koichi Suzuki, executive vice president American Suzuki Automotive Operations. "The Suzuki Kizashi Sport provides us with an opportunity to build on the sport sedan's short-term accomplishments and further engage driving enthusiasts looking for an affordable alternative to luxury performance vehicles."

Based on the recently introduced 2010 Kizashi (pronounced "Kee-Zah-Shee"), already acclaimed for its near-luxury content and Euro-tuned platform, the 2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport moves the excitement meter upward with a host of external mods. These include a more muscular front fascia (with chrome accents) and lower grille, body side sill extensions, lower body side molding with chrome accents, a trunk mounted spoiler, custom light weight 18-inch alloy wheels and a 10mm lower ride height for a combination of better aerodynamics and a lower center of gravity for enhanced grip and sharper handling.

Inside, the new Kizashi gets a distinctive designed sport steering wheel with perforated leather grip and contrasting stitching on the leather seats, shifter boot and emergency brake boot (when equipped with black leather interior). Interior upgrades speak to the Suzuki Kizashi's sporting intent, with form-fitting sport seats and driver-centric cockpit.

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