Two Kizashi-based concepts reveal new drivetrain possibilities - the Apex is a sport variant that may reach up to 300 HP while the EcoCharge is a hybrid variant that reduces fuel-economy by up to 25 percent.
Suzuki has introduced two Kizashi-based concept models at the New York auto show today.
The first is the performance Kizashi Apex Concept which features a turbocharged 2.4 liter unit that comes with an estimated output between 275-300 bhp (205 kW to 224 kW). The 2.4 liter DOHC four-cylinder gets a Garrett/Honeywell 2871 R ball bearing turbocharger and an air-to-liquid intercooler, amongst other things, to reach that projected level of output. We're guessing not much testing has been done yet on this concept given the uncertainty of output.
The Apex Concept also comes with Euro-spec HID (high intensity discharge) headlights, LED foglights and 19-inch wheels with Yokohama S.Drive tires in size 245/35R19.
On the inside a black leather finish complimented by a laser blue Alcantara trim for the sport seats and steering wheel.
The second model debuted is the Kizashi EcoCharge Concept - a hybrid system vehicle that couples the 144 bhp (106 kW / 146 PS) and 173 Nm (127 lb-ft) of torque 2.0 liter unit with a 15 kW electric motor.
A 15 kWh lithium-ion battery helps supply the current that drops fuel-economy on this 2.0 liter Kizashi by 25 percent.
The Kizashi EcoCharge comes in a luminescent white-satin paint finish with a light blue undercoat.
Special features also include new headlights, LED foglights and aluminum wheels with low roll-resistance tires.