Suzuki Kizashi concept car for FrankfurtBy Matt • Sep 3rd, 2007 • Category: Concepts, Features
Kizashi? The Europeans are gonna have a bit of trouble pronouncing that one.
Suzuki, best known for its ultra successful small cars such as the Alto and the Swift, are now getting serious about the large car business. And the Kizashi is concept car on which those plans are based. The Kizashi concept will be unveiled before the public at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2007, starting on Sep 13th.
The photos of theSuzuki Kizashi concept look a bit over the top to me. But we can be sure the production versions based on this will be a lot more sober than this!
The plans are to develop the Kizashi platform with a hatchback, a stationwagon and a sedan. A 1.6-litre variable valve engine producing 110 bhp and a 2.0-litre engine with 138 bhp are being considered.
The Suzuki Kizashi cars are going to be the company’s largest production car, and will take the battle to the Toyota Corolla and the Honda Civic.
Suzuki’s other mid-size car that has been succesful in some markets is the SX4 – in India, a sedan and in other countries, a hatch. The only serious SUV from Suzuki has been the Grand Vitara, which has been reasonably successful in the international markets.
What you are seeing here is a rendering – not a photo. No official photos have been released yet, but when it happens – we expect a couple of days before the opening of the Motor Show – we will have a photo gallery ready for you.