• Jan 6th 2009 at 7:02PM
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Click above for a high-res gallery of the (apparently D.O.A.) Suzuki Kizashi

Reports of the premature death of the Suzuki Kizashi are apparently... premature. After a story surfaced yesterday detailing Suzuki's cancellation of its mid-sized sedan program, the scribes at Automotive News went to the source to get the details. Suzuki spokesman Jeff Holland told AN, "The production version will debut at this year's New York auto show in April." So there. When the Kizashi concept was revealed at last year's New York show, it garnered a fair amount of praise thanks to the sedan's swooping lines and road-hugging proportions. The Kizashi has been spied doing laps around the Nurburgring and for a mainstream mid-size sedan that can't be a bad thing.

[Source: Automotive News - sub. req'd]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      I want one that looks almost exactly like the concept (ala Camaro), not a Corolla. I will definitely wait until I see the whole thing/drive it, though.
      • 6 Years Ago
      i am not going to lie, i don't know about this car anymore. the concepts looked amazing and it was a car that i would buy, but now, i don't know. i still like it, i just don't know if i like it enough. making a coupe version of this would help me decide though...
      • 6 Years Ago
      cool, what makes it better?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Il morto, per the release on Suzuki’s site.

      They’re humping SX4s, and a three-year-old “concept” vehicle for NYIAS.

      • 6 Years Ago
      Are you kidding? Look at those lines. Corolla is a box.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Maybe one of you guys can help me out here. In one of the major car magazines, there was a short interview with one of the guys who does this camouflage work. Does anyone remember that, and if so, remember what magazine it was?

      On topic, I'm not going to say anything until I see the car sans camouflage, but it looks okay. I'm more interested in the performance, also. Suzuki has a way of surprising the market, though, so I'm definitely interested.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I think it was car and driver, but could have been motortrend ( I get both and remember reading it too)
      • 6 Years Ago
      I love the styling but they ripped the inside design of the taillight straight off the CX-7.
        • 6 Years Ago
        THAT'S where I've seen those lights before.. kept asking myself what car had those taillights.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's okay. If my ex-girlfriend could forgive me for every time I was premature, I'm sure we can all forgive those lying bastards for prematurely telling us the Kizashi was dead.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Still looks like one of the best things out of Suzuki since... well... maybe forever! Suzuki having a decent midsize sedan could really boost thier presence in the US market. Please bring it... but I'm not going to promise to buy one.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "Suzuki Kizashi."

      Try saying that three times quickly... :D
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oh yeah! Now everybody who posted yesterday that this is the one Suzuki they would consider purchasing has a chance to back it up.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Never bought into the cancellation rumor yesterday...I mean millions spent by Suzuki for development and what, suddenly all is "kaput" for the Kizashi?! Nah...

        Coming from a VWAG owner, the Kizashi is included in my next ride list...this could possibly be my first 'Zuki!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Who to believe here, the Nikkei (and O. Suzuki's quote) or a spokesman in the States who needs to calm dealer concerns? If I were a betting man...

      Sure, the production version of Special K will be shown at NYIAS. On sale when?!? Uh, huh.
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