• Nov 2, 2007
The 2007 Tokyo Motor Show ended last week, but today we're cleaning out our closet of yet-to-be published posts from this biggest of biannual Japanese auto shows.

click above image for more live shots of the Suzuki Kizashi 2 concept

Following the debut of the first Kizashi concept in Frankfurt, the folks at Suzuki's design studios have butched up the concept even more. Check out the Ben Hur/James Bond tire-chewing alloys. Though there may be plans afoot for the Kizashi to see production, those wheels are not included among them.



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      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks like the Kizashi 2 is moving more toward the shape of the Opel Flextreme that was shown in Frankfurt.

      http://www.autoblog.com/2007/09/07/frankfurt-preview-opel-flextreme-concept-leaks-onto-the-web/

      I liked the Flextreme so I'm enjoying this as well.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think Suzuki should build this.. the halo effect if done right would be amazing.

      http://www.suzuki-forums.com
      • 7 Years Ago
      Suzuki gets two thumbs up AND a high-five for this one good job guys!
      • 7 Years Ago
      A perfect example of, just because you can, doesn't mean you should. And what the hell is going on with those wheels, are those dog killers.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Man it looks like you could rip a 4x8 sheet of plywood in those wheels, but not beating the dead horse anymore it's a pretty cool looking vehicle. I thing Suzuki should integrate a grill like that into all their vehicles to make a brand identity, the SX4 has got a similar grill already.

      AWD, Turbocharged 6 Cyl., and a stick shift would make it perfect
      • 7 Years Ago
      A seriously handsome car that needs nothing but un-dorky wheels. Bring to market, as is. Done.

      Natch, they'll raise the roof, un tint the glass, add vestigial front fender vents... and voila, it will look like a ten-year old SEAT. Best of luck Suz.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Very nice. I absolutely love the tail light treatment and how it flows with the stylized design.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Someday, some car company should bring a concept to production making little to no changes.

      Like this car's exterior (minus the wheels and door handles) has no reason NOT to make it to production. So why change the design? If anything, Suzuki NEEDS a bold car to make a statement in the US market.
        • 7 Years Ago
        They need to make a statement, and asap.
        I recenty spoke to a sales rep from Suzuki.
        He said after 2008, the top selling Forenza/Reno pair will be gone, and supposedly replaced by the SX4 CUV, SX4 Sport, and a supposed FWD only SX4 hatchback in 08, as an 09 model(he said he heard, March 08, then they may wait until 4th quarter of 08).
        He did mention the SX4 Sport is a nicer car(in handling, etc) than the Forenza, but, it costs nearly 18K topped out(Forenza's are going for 15-16K topped out. Have been for 6 months now, on sale/bargaining, etc).
        He also mentioned that, unlike the Forenza/Reno, this has NO sunroof, even as an option(which are popular item on all cars these days) and the Sport has no fold down rear seats, either, unlike Civic, Mazda 3, and many others.
        And no center console/arm rest for passenger.
        These 3 things, put on a car costing 2K more than it predecessor, and having less content(well, abs is std, but as he said, abs could be had for 250-350, with traction control , on a Kia Optima, for example...so it cost very little for makers to add thsi stuff, vs say adding leather seating, or 6-8 way adjustable seating, for the driver..which others have, including the 13,000 dollar Hyundai Accent!)No Thanks.

        They need this in their midsized line-up, and add stuff others have, like 8 way seat adjusters, folding rear seat, or hatch(if 5 doors), center console, sunroof options, and for some who "need" it, nav system/xm radio as optional.
        And keep the MSRP down to Earth, not more costly than a Sonata or Optima, right now.
        This design is kind of sharp.
        I was told this and maybe 1 other version of it, could come out( a sedan and hatch, or wagon...but seeing as Chrysler is dumping their Magum wagon....who knows?).
        I'd rather have a extremely unique midsized 3 door version, with "Suicide" doors, liek the Mazda sport car had, or even the Ion had... looked 2 doors, had 4.