• Sep 11, 2007
click above image for more high-res shots of the Suzuki Kizashi Concept

Suzuki unveiled a stunner today at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show called the Kizashi, but unfortunately the automaker had no information to offer about the car in the form of a press release. Sans that important artifact, we can at least comment on the Kizashi's styling, which we liken to a Japanese interpretation of the Dodge Magnum. Kind of a slung back wagon, the Kizashi features a plunging grille flanked by headlights that follow it all the way down to the ground. Out back are a nice set of rear haunches in the form of muscular fenders topped by a C-pillar that leans back at an angle.

What's it powered by? Will it be made? Is Suzuki interested in selling a large car? Who knows, but it's probably in the press release, which if we ever receive will pass along to you. At least we have photos, all of which you can view in the gallery below.




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      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks great, but I'm sure it will turn into a mini-van if it gets produced.
      • 7 Years Ago
      http://www.globalsuzuki.com/kizashi/index.html


      Said to be a 2 litre diesel and AWD.

      i like it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      holy crap. if they produce that, i will be speechless.

      otoh, it looks like a clone of a maybach exelero (excellent car to clone though, lol)
      • 7 Years Ago
      This continues the terrible trend to obscene grills in the name of pedestrian safety. I can't help but think these cars will be laughed at in future decades for their ugly looks.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Say What? Rhinstone and sequin front bumpers, well, well, imagine that.
      • 7 Years Ago
      New Malibu? LOL... if they build this thing even 2/3rds as niceas the concept here... you can forget the Fusion, Malibu, Sonata, Optima, Accord, Camry .
      Even if they "only" have 200 HP, 0-60 times of 8 seconds(sort of slow these days, but fast enough for most)...for a "family" car... this is excellent. Seems the concensus is
      1) It's a Major Winner.
      2) Build It.


      • 7 Years Ago
      I told my wife, "If Suzuki makes this car it is your next car". It even looks good with those giant wheels.

      P.S. Dear Autoblog podcasters,

      Please speak to the presence that these cars have. I personally have a hard time with the 2D images and truly appreciating the designs. This happened last year to me with the Lincoln MKR and Ford Interceptor. The photos I was kinda meh? But then I saw them in person at the Cleveland auto show and I was blown away with the presence those two cars had.

      I am really interested in how the Euro Focus looks live because it looks boring still and flat. The Ford Verve, the Jaguar XF, this Suzuki, Mazda 6. How big is this car in real life?

      If not I will still listen to the podcast anyway.

      Sorry for the long post, that is usually reserved for incoherent rants.
        • 7 Years Ago
        It's little smaller than MY07 Honda Accord. By the way, Suzuki's past concepts' body outline transitioned to production model fairly directly, so the general shape should survive. The front end, though, probably will be toned down several notches.
      • 7 Years Ago
      If I didn't see the "S" on the grill, I would have never believed this was a Suzuki. This car is stunning!

      They really need to incorporate this design language on their upcoming large sedan.
      Ŝoħåm ßħôsåle
      price ???
      • 7 Years Ago
      ruh roh. looks like another 'niche' player wants to come play with the big boys.

      so basically it's musical chairs: all japanese and koreans move upwards. those vacant entry level seats are now open to chinese, indian and romanian companies.
      • 7 Years Ago
      awd diesel, im in 0_0
      • 7 Years Ago
      Thats going to be an expensive fix in a front-ender. Pretty hot though, but expect a 50% tone down when it goes into production.
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