• Jul 29th 2009 at 4:24PM
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Production Suzuki Kizashi – Click above for high-res image gallery

Suzuki has a big media event planned tomorrow to unveil its new mid-size sedan, which we're all still calling Kizashi though no moniker has been made official. We'll be at that event tomorrow, but apparently the Kizashi has already begun mingling. Assuming these shots aren't from the future, Suzuki held another event at some point, somewhere that featured the new Kizashi as the guest of honor.

As you'll recall, the production Kizashi's design is based largely on a trio of Kizashi concepts that made the auto show circuit rounds last year. The latest was the Kizashi 3 unveiled at the 2008 New York Auto Show. The production model is mightily toned down compared to the testosterone-infused concept, but still handsome, especially the sporty model in brown. We'll leave any more judgments aside until we meet the production Kizashi in person tomorrow, but you can view some more early images in the gallery below.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      I think it looks great.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It looks pretty good even though it kinda does looked like a Lexus IS.

      They need to give it a better name.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks good, its a step in the right direction for Suzuki...now we just have to find out what's under the hood
      • 6 Years Ago
      not bad, front looks like a Jetta
      • 6 Years Ago
      Shave off the top part of the headlight and you have yourself an Audi...visually at least.
      • 6 Years Ago
      • 6 Years Ago
      The front grill is very Audi like, along with the side profile wheels. The wheel arches look like they are from my Nissan Altima but hey, if I could have an Audi with bullet proof Suzuki reliability I would definitely take a long look at purchasing it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      looks ok nothing to brag about...now the concept Kizashi 3 version however was def on point with the headlights the stance the front grill....the production version looks like a over grown SX4...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Exactly what I was thinking. I don't know why they bothered doing 2 years of development, they just ended up making something that looks exactly like a car they're already making.

        Anyway, the first concept was the best looking of all in my opinion. Then they went crazy on the second and third and when came the time to make the production they looked around the showroom and thought, hummm, that SX4 looks good, maybe we can fool people by making it a tad bigger and calling it the same thing as our concept.

        Anyway, I don't think I'd buy it even though it would look like the first concept, that's far to big for my liking.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Welp. I had high hopes... I don't know how else to say it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        As did I. :(

        Considering Suzuki's weak position in the market I think they needed to make the car much more bold....from the concepts I thought they were of the same frame of mind.....clearly not. *sigh*
      • 6 Years Ago
      These were taken at Trump National Gold Course in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. I live nearby.

      • 6 Years Ago
      A melted A4.
      • 6 Years Ago
      meh - melted Jetta.
        • 6 Years Ago
        if only the Jetta looked this good.
        If it is Jetta sized, I'll definitely look at it, unfortunately, Suzukis are usually heavy and lukewarm handling.

        We'll all have to wait and see what kind of benchmark they hit.
        Personally I'm all for the style. interesting blend and the sport version is pretty nice.
        • 6 Years Ago
        not necessarily a bad thing...
        • 6 Years Ago
        I am extremely saddened by the production version of this car. The concept was beautiful. This is a melted Jetta turd in comparison.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Looks like a less feminine Jetta that will actually be fun to drive. Didn't Jeremy Clarkson say taking public transportation was more fun than having to drive a Jetta? I do believe he almost died from boredom having to review the thing.

        Then again, I'd take a Suzuki over a SheW any day...
        • 6 Years Ago

        You mentioned 4 cars, and managed to misspell 3 of them..lol
        • 6 Years Ago
        drop this body on a Jett and the Jetta would finally return to looking good

        I thought from the concept this was going to be a Camry/Acord fighter, but it's just a Carolla fighter?
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