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Mike Stevens | Oct 9, 2008

While we now know what the production version of the Suzuki Kizashi will look like (well, somewhat), Suzuki hasn't stopped showing off the stunning Kizashi 3 concept.

We haven't seen under the hood or caught it tearing up the roads, but Suzuki says the Kizashi 3 is powered by a 220kW VVT 3.6-litre V6 engine with plated cylinders - a weight and space-saving technology derived from Suzuki's MotoGP and World Rally Championship experience.

The Kizashi 3 (Kizashi means prelude or foretaste in Japanese) is intended as a sign of things to come from the brand, and as we've seen in our previous Kizashi post, this is now evident.

“This concept represents a new direction for Suzuki in that it takes our expertise with smaller sporty vehicles and translates that into the midsized segment,” said Suzuki Australia General Manager Tony Devers

“We believe Kizashi will break the mould of typical midsized or family vehicles, when it goes into production next year.”

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Devers was unable to offer a firm production date, but said that manufacture should begin in late 2009. With that in mind, we should expect to see images of the production version in the coming months.

October 9 2008

Suzuki Concept a Taste of Things to Come

Suzuki is set to steal the limelight at this year’s Australian International Motor Show when it unveils the latest in its acclaimed Kizashi series of concept cars.

Kizashi 3 previews Suzuki’s plans to enter the hotly contested medium passenger car segment with a high performance sports sedan.

The concept is powered by a 3.6-litre V6 engine featuring plated cylinders – a weight and space-saving technology that evolved from lessons learnt by Suzuki’s MotoGP and World Rally Championship motorsport teams.

The 220 kW VVT engine is teamed with a paddle-shift six-speed automatic gearbox and Advanced i-AWD (All-Wheel Drive) system.

Suzuki says Kizashi - a Japanese word meaning prelude or foretaste - is a clear sign of things to come from the brand.

“This concept represents a new direction for Suzuki in that it takes our expertise with smaller sporty vehicles and translates that into the midsized segment,” said Suzuki Australia General Manager Tony Devers

“We believe Kizashi will break the mould of typical midsized or family vehicles, when it goes into production next year.”

Suzuki grew sales to over 2.3 million motor vehicles world-wide last year and says a new medium segment car is essential to achieve further sales growth.

While a firm timetable is still to be announced, Devers said production of the exciting new mid-sized sedan would begin in late 2009.

“Our engineers are also considering the possibilities of hybrid-powered and state-of-the-art clean diesel versions of the car,” said Devers.

The Concept Kizashi series was developed by Suzuki’s Advanced Design Group to reflect, it says, “the strong, honed physique of a dynamic athlete in motion.”

The bulging bonnet, wide track abbreviated overhangs and aggressive wheel and tyre combinations convey an underlying strength and performance orientated image.

Kizashi defines the third phase in Suzuki’s ‘Way of Life’ global strategy, which started in 2004 with the launch of the first phase, which was ‘sportiness’.

That phase yielded the new Swift, Grand Vitara and SX4 cars.

The second phase – ‘family’ began in 2007 and culminated in the launch of the Splash sub-light car.

The third phase – status – acknowledged Suzuki’s realization that it needed new vehicles to meet its ambitious sales targets.

Kizashi is designed to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of customers who want to stay with Suzuki when purchasing larger, midsize cars.

Concept Kizashi 3 specifications

Powertrain: Front engine, all-wheel drive with i-AWD system

Seating capacity: Five

Tyres: 255/30ZR21 9.5J

Wheels: 21-inch, nine-spoke, aluminium

Engine: 3.6-litre DOHC 24-valve V6

Transmission: Six-speed automatic

Maximum power: 220 kW

Overall length: 4,650mm

Overall width: 1,900 mm

Overall height: 1,450mm

Wheelbase: 2,800mm

Body colour: Kizashi Silver

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