Friday, March 21, 2008

Suzuki Kizashi Concept

Suzuki Kizashi Concept

Concept Kizashi made its world debut at the 2007 International Motor Show in Frankfurt, demonstrating Suzuki's progress toward the development of a vehicle that combines sportiness, style and substance. As the first concept in the Kizashi series, the vehicle's dynamic exterior was specifically developed to push the envelope and establish the overall design theme of the series. Reflecting the spirit of a highway athlete, the exaggerated dimensions of Concept Kizashi and its strong fascia communicate a dignified character and the overall presence of a dynamic flagship vehicle.

Suzuki Kizashi 2 Concept

Debuted at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show, the Concept Kizashi 2 crossover sport wagon aims at drivers with dynamic lifestyles and can accommodate a wide range of activities. Continuing the series' athletic theme, Concept Kizashi 2 reflects the body of a triathlete, with the five-door vehicle's all-road capability enhanced by its raised height and all-wheel-drive configuration. In addition to the sport crossover's versatility, its 3.6 liter V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission promise a rewarding and engaging driving experience for daily drivers and enthusiasts alike.

Suzuki Kizashi 3 Concept

The closest-to-production variation of the Concept Kizashi series, Suzuki Kizashi 3 Concept embodies Suzuki's interpretation of the sport sedan segment in the North American market. The Kizashi's "super sport" identity, a core component of the Suzuki brand DNA, is tempered by the vehicle's overall mission to provide strong, refined urban performance.

As with Concept Kizashi and Concept Kizashi 2, the front end of the Suzuki Kizashi 3 Concept expresses strength and style, with sharply fashioned headlights that emphasize the sensation of forward motion. The vehicle's exquisitely engineered body reflects Suzuki's distinctive combination of capability and refinement, with power flowing from a 3.6-liter DOHC V6 engine with plated cylinders — a weight-and space-saving technology that evolved from the lessons learned by Suzuki's motorcycle and WRC development teams. The body's monochrome finish, Kizashi Silver, gives the vehicle a sense of composure and depth of character, with metallic paint sparkling to emphasize the dynamism of the body's cross-section.

Suzuki Kizashi 3 Concept Specifications

  • Powertrain layout: Front engine, four-wheel drive with Advanced i-AWD system
  • Seating capacity (persons): Five
  • Tires: 255/30ZR21 9.5J
  • Wheels: 21-inch, nine-spoke, aluminum
  • Engine: 3,564cm3 V6, DOHC, 24-valve
  • Transmission: Six-speed automatic (with paddle shifters)
  • Maximum power: 300 hp
  • Overall length: 4,650mm/183.1 in.
  • Overall width: 1,900mm/74.8 in.
  • Overall height: 1,450mm/57.1 in.
  • Wheelbase: 2,800mm/110.2 in.
  • Minimum ground clearance: 120mm

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