Thursday, July 30, 2009

More picture of the all new 2010 Suzuki Kizashi






-2.4 Liter engine
-6 speed manual or CVT
-AWD option

Besides AWD, which most people don't need and don't want to pay extra for, the new Suzuki sedan doesn't seem to offer anything special.
I am sure it is a really good car, why not. But there are so many good choices in this segment, why would anyone pic this car?

Good luck with that one...

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah, this isn't going to cut it.

It has NOTHING to make it stand out aside from AWD. It is a shame that Suzukis dealer network is so poor, that is also going to hurt this vehicle.

Anonymous said...

Seriously, if the price is good, I'm a owner!!

Smegley said...

I heard $21k to $28k.
That means this car is DOA.

DOA is what Suzuki deserves for watering down the concept to the point of obscurity.

Anonymous said...

Is it me - or does the profile of this thing look almost exactly like the "future" Chrysler 200C ev:

http://www.mavel.com/forecast/autoshows/geneva_motor_show_2009/photos/chrysler_200C_EV_2.jpg>

Anonymous said...

>> I heard $21k to $28k
That means this car is DOA.

DOA is what Suzuki deserves for watering down the concept to the point of obscurity.<<

Well put. Price needs to be 5K lower.

Anonymous said...

Suzuki will be gone from the USA in 11 months.

Anonymous said...

Just the name kills it.

Anonymous said...

It is a GM/Opel engine, tranny, and chassis, Right?

Anonymous said...

So they are going with just the 4cyl? This showed up to late to the Malibu, G6, Aura, Regal party and will be grabbed by the G6 and Aura on their way out. A 2004 Malibu LS is more attractive to me than this thing.

Anonymous said...

>>Besides AWD, which most people don't need and don't want to pay extra for...

For many of us who don't live in California where believe it or not people buy 2WD SUV's(!), AWD is extremely valuable. The Boston - Washington DC corridor is the most densely populated area in this country; a reasonably priced AWD option on top selling family sedans would make a lot of sense - that way, we could get out of our driveways for up to 5 months of the year without needing to own SUV's.

I would expect that Subaru sells the most cars in the Northeast; reasonably priced alternatives would be welcome.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if "Kizashi" is Japanese for "Pointless"?

Anonymous said...

This car looks three years ago old.

Anonymous said...

Please, please, please, please stop slamming AWD at each and every opportunity. At the very least, I urge you to come drive through the mid-atlantic, New England States or any other snowy region and tell me again that AWD isn't necessary and no, you can't stay home when the first storm of eight or more inches hits and no, you're not going to limit your driving to the interstates.

Anonymous said...

Don't call this a pig til you see the YouTube video of this thing on the Nurburgring. This is going to be a great car that...yeah...probably won't sell.

The 3.2L version comes later.

Anonymous said...

I am surprised that the SX4 does not sell well in the NE. Subaru is now getting competitive.

Anonymous said...

Good competitive effort by Suzuki. They seem to want to be world class now.

Anonymous said...

A 2004 Malibu LS is more attractive to me than this thing.

No it isn't.

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
Please, please, please, please stop slamming AWD at each and every opportunity. At the very least, I urge you to come drive through the mid-atlantic, New England States or any other snowy region and tell me again that AWD isn't necessary and no, you can't stay home when the first storm of eight or more inches hits and no, you're not going to limit your driving to the interstates.

July 30, 2009 6:12 PM"

Exactly.

Two years ago I was stuck in backwoods ME on a business trip visiting a distributor, sorry I digress. Anyway, I had a SX4 with AWD and it just kept on going.

AWD is VERY valuable when you need it. I would never buy a 2WD SUV by the way.

Anonymous said...

People comparing this to the Malibu, Camry, etc need to realize that this is competing in a smaller size class. It's roughly the size of the VW Jetta (which it resembles, IMHO). If they can get it close to 200 hp with good gas mileage, I'd buy one. I think it looks great (although not as good as the concept).

Anonymous said...

It is just a bit smaller than the Camry but has real driving dynamics. It will be a great car but it still won't sell in America.

Anonymous said...

Why do they insist on trying to be relevant?

Anonymous said...

I have to say- Besides being very very safely styled, it has a certain air of quality about it. Those one-piece doors for example are becoming a rarity nowadays since they cost more. (Even Mercedes has gone the cheap-route w/ extruded chrome trim and welded-on window frame strategy). The surfacing, (at least in pics) appears to be subtly voluptuous and carefully done. The interior is ├╝ber cheap!

Anonymous said...

Me likes.

Anonymous said...

It's like they bought a Chrysler 300 and left it in the clothes dryer too long. The only thing remarkable about this car is that their current cars are so poorly designed for the NA market that this looks good by comparison. Compared to everything else available out there though? Good luck.

Anonymous said...

Did this car back into something?