From the Side The Kizashi’s side view combines a long wheelbase (2,700mm) with one of the most modest overall lengths in the class (4,650mm). Taut shoulder lines run from nose to tail over contours whose volume gives a sense of dynamism and refinement without any need for superfluous character lines. A bold, aggressive stance is complemented by available 18-inch aluminum wheels. And a sense of dynamism and quality is conveyed by details that include chrome-plated bezels on the turn-signal lamps, piano-black garnishes on the B-pillars, and glossy black beltline moldings. From the Rear Further expressions of sportiness and elegance can be seen at the rear of the Kizashi. The rear combination lamps have a cylindrical theme that matches the look of the headlamps and gives an impression of depth and softness. Stainless-steel exhaust covers reflect inspiration from Suzuki’s motorcycle designs. The boot lid is both slim and rigid thanks to an advanced joining technique known as laser brazing (a first among Suzuki cars). And a brush-stroke-style “Kizashi” emblem gives a sense of dynamism and Japanese tradition.
Interiors - Refinement and utility coexist in Kizashi
Driving enthusiasts will appreciate the sporty, elegant instrument panel, and customers seeking luxury will be pleased with appointments that include high-quality upholstery (either leather or densely woven fabric created by Japanese experts) and an automatic air conditioner with independent left/right climate control.
Performance - Dynamic and exhilarating driving experience
Power in the Kizashi comes from a 2.4-litre DOHC inline-four petrol engine that combines potent performance (maximum output: 131kW/6,500rpm. maximum torque: 230N･m/4,000rpm) with fuel efficiency. An exceptionally rigid steel unibody forms the basis for great handling and a smooth ride. Straight underfloor members and comprehensively reinforced joints play an important role in promoting torsional rigidity, and reinforced pillars contribute to rigidity above the belt line. Engine mounts and suspension mounts are also keys to the body’s high rigidity. Reinforced MacPherson-strut front suspension and multilink rear suspension afford crisp, nimble handling with excellent stability and low chassis vibration. The suspension sub frames contribute to levels of quietness and ride comfort. In line with the Kizashi’s position as Suzuki’s flagship model, NVH levels are uncommonly low thanks not only to superior body rigidity and suspension efficiency but also to sound-insulating and -absorbing materials.
Safety - High level of driver confidence and control
Standard active-safety equipment includes an anti-lock braking system, electronic braking-force distribution, and an ESP®* with traction control that heightens driver confidence by promoting stability during cornering maneuvers, acceleration, and emergency maneuvers and on slippery roads. Bumper-integrated parking sensors are also standard equipment on the SDLX/Sport grade Kizashi.
The Kizashi’s has a light, energy-absorbing body in which structures that absorb and disperse impact energy are combined with a deformation-resisting cabin. The front seats have three-point seatbelts with pretensioners and force limiters. And further protection is afforded by extensive airbags.