• Apr 3, 2009
Suzuki Kizashi spy shots -Click above for a high-res gallery

An email recently went out from Suzuki to jurors who vote for the North American Car and Truck of the Year informing them that their upcoming midsize sedan would be on sale in the United States before the end of the year. We contacted Suzuki for more information and received confirmation that development of the car is on track and production will not be delayed.

Unfortunately, we'll need to wait a bit longer before seeing the Kizashi sedan in person. Despite previous reports pointing to an April debut at the New York Auto Show, that's not going to happen. Suzuki did confirm, though, that the car will make an appearance on the auto show circuit before hitting U.S. dealers in December, so stay tuned.



[Source: Suzuki]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I can see where you can draw similarities but this has nothing in common with the G6 or GM's Epsilon platform. When you see a full side shot you'll notice its not as stretched out in appearance as the G6 either.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This car will look outdated when it will come out. :(
      • 5 Years Ago
      that car looks quite similar to the g6. is it similar or am i just crazy?
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'm with collegekid13....the proportions, stance, look etc. make me think the G6 architecture lurks underneath. Like the XL-7 which mechanically we know is a Trailblazer/Envoy. Not sure if GM is still in the business of selling their platforms to Suzuki but it sure looks like another case here.

        And WHY is Suzuki focusing on a midsize sedan entry? They should focus on their established strength of small vehicles. The current Swift is a great little car, reminds me of a Japanese pseudo Mini. With gas prices surely to rise again, this would make a lot more sense to pursue in future product plans (perhaps they already are).

        Instead they will be launching a parity-at-best midsize sedan (unless there is something truly unique about the car we don't know about) that will get lost in the segment mix of Accord, Camry, Mazda6, Altima, Legacy, Passat, Sonata, Malibu, Fusion, Taurus, etc.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The first concept was so cool and awesome, this is so lame and dumb. Makes me wonder what the point of the whole concept car phases were if they just ened up with yet another boring vanilla sedan.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like this considering its slightly smaller and sportier than the competition. If they can offer a lower price than the Camcords and offer some type of personality in its performance and overal package they have a winner. Cars like the Mazda6 and TSX used to do that in the market but have become bloated and bland.

      I was really looking forward to this at NYIAS. Glad to hear its still coming though.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That's if Suzuki still has U.S. dealers by December 2009. The two dealers I drive by regularly look like ghost towns with most of the lot empty.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Seriously. The one dealer we had left just shut down. They are all having trouble getting floorplanned.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The concepts were stunning, but the production version looks BOOOOORING!
      • 5 Years Ago
      [phew]
      It looks too toned down from the concept, but I'll reserve judgment until I see official photos from all angles.