The newest automotive introduction from American Suzuki Motor Corporation is the 2010 Kizashi sedan. However, it will make its way to showrooms before the end of the year. Pricing starts from below $20,000 for the base model.
A more equipped version with features including dual climate control to push-button start, a USB port, 17-inch alloy wheels and eight airbags will cost from $22,000 to $24,000. The Kizashi will be powered by a 2.4-liter DOHC inline four-cylinder engine developed by Suzuki in its new manufacturing facility in Sagara , Japan.
The engine produces a maximum output of 185 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 170 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm when equipped with a manual transmission. When mated to a CVT, the powertrain produces a maximum output of 180 horsepower at 6,000 rpm.
With a base level "S", you can expect that the model will be fitted with standard push button start, sport front seats, steering wheel audio controls, automatic dual-zone climate control with passenger rear vents, stability control, 8 airbags and integrated-chromed dual exhaust tips.
On the other hand, the "SE" configuration will have a standard CVT transmission, 215/55-17 tires mounted on alloy wheels, a 10-way power driver seat with 3-position memory, cruise control and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift lever and parking brake lever.
Buyers of the "GTS" version can choose from a 6-speed manual or CVT transmissions with paddle shifters, 235/45-18 tires on alloy wheels, one-touch moonroof, fog lights, a 425 watt Rockford Fosgate audio system and integrated Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming.
It's easy to determine that its flagship version is the "SLS" that has leather appointments to the interior, three-stage heated front seats, a four-way power passenger seat, Home Link universal garage door opener, windshield wiper rain sensor and rear parking sensors.