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Click above to view the Suzuki Kizashi drawings in high-res

The European patent office has revealed a few outline drawings of the upcoming Suzuki Kizashi mid-sizer that the Japanese automaker, more often associated with high-performance motorcycles, hopes will compete head-on with the best in the world. The Kizashi could be a make-it or break-it type vehicle for Suzuki, which sells huge numbers of very small cars in Japan but has only a small foothold in the United States. These drawings seem to indicate that the Kizashi will keep some of its styling cues intact, though it also looks as if it could be mistaken for a Chevy Malibu from some angles.

When Suzuki releases the Kizashi to the general public, which some speculate could be as early as the Paris Motor Show next month, it will be equipped with both four-cylinder and V6 engine options with up to 300 horsepower and all-wheel-drive. Specs like that ought to strike some fear into the established players if Suzuki is able to keep the price down. Stay tuned.


[Source: Autoblog Spanish]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Decent looks, though far from the concept. It has a chance of being the right car at the right time. It is mid-size on the inside, but compact on the outside. That worked against previous Mazda6s (the new one is now huge), but in times of higher fuel prices, greater efficiency could become an asset...especially if they can get another mile or two per gallon out of it. Suzuki cars are not known for remarkably high mpg, but if this one pulls it off, it could be a winner.
      • 6 Years Ago
      looks like a volkswagen
        • 6 Years Ago
        +1
        • 6 Years Ago
        VW from front, Camry from rear. So original.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ok, I've been trying to understand this prototype-to-production-letdown-phenomenon for years and years because it irks me every single time...
      All I can come up with is the probable existence of a "secret society" that prohibits manufacturers from delivering cars that will inspire the masses and restricts beautiful design to the ultra-rich elite.
      Hmmm, guess I've reading too much Dan Brown, but really, that's the only explanation I can think of!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      The First Annual SuzukiAutoblog Coloring Contest
      • 6 Years Ago
      Holy Jetta Batman!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like the SX4 sedan. Its a shame...I like Suzuki.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's so high up. Are you Sure it's not a Grand Vitara sedan?
        • 6 Years Ago
        um... that's because it is a drawing fit for a child's coloring book.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Compared to the concept this one's definitely much higher.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah, I am going to pick it apart based on Patent drawings, because the Drawings mean that's what the car's going to look like- and the drawing tells me it's a sedan fit to go offroad.
        • 6 Years Ago
        really? you are going to pick apart the ride height on patent drawings? wow.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Chevy Malibu? I must be looking at different drawings because I don't see anything that looks like a Mailbu. VW maybe.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oh no, what happened?
      This looks like an updated GM/Daewoo sedan known under many names like Optra, Lacetti, etc.

      How sad, I was hoping for somthing amazing but what we're getting is sort of an Opel sedan looking car. Which is not bad, but not amazing.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I realize it's just a patent, but this "looks" small compared to either Accord or Camry. When I was looking at the spy pics, it looks similar in size to the Mazda6, which I admit, I have not yet seen in person yet, but "looks" small in pictures. Perhaps it's because of the rounded contours?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Mmm yes very original.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Isn't that the generic car picture that is found in every owner's manual?
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