Here are the latest images taken in the American desert. Nothing new to see on the outside, but the some interior shots were partially thwarted by some fast thinking clipboard action by a Suzuki engineer.
Suzuki is heading into crowded territory with a sporty mid-size entry dubbed, Kizashi. With segment gobbling competitors such as Toyota's Camry, Honda's Accord and the Mazda 6, the Kizashi has its work cut out. However, it's not like Suzuki is suddenly jumping into the deep end before learning how to swim.
Suzuki started a long “feeler” process starting with not one, but three Kizashi concepts. The first concept debuted in Frankfurt - September 2007, the second in Tokyo - October 2007 and third in New York - March 2008. All concepts received positive reaction from the media as well as the public, and finally convinced the company known for its motorcycles and small affordable cars and SUV's to approve production.
As stated in earlier releases, Suzuki is planning to power its new flagship sport sedan with a 3.6-liter DOHC V6 engine delivering up to 300 hp. There is also likely to be a four-cylinder 2.5-liter engine made available as well.
Following Kizashi images spied early last month, here are the latest images taken in the American desert. Nothing new to see on the outside, but an interior shot was partially thwarted by some fast thinking clipboard action by a Suzuki engineer.
The Suzuki Kizashi will be built in Sagara, Japan and will arrive in US dealerships in early 2010.