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Old concepts don't die, they just get thrown in a heap and stacked atop one another in some dank lot out back. Actually, we don't know where the lot is located, but we do know it appears to be holding the Suzuki Kizashi, Kizashi 2, and Kizashi 3 – important concepts that the Japanese automaker unveiled over the past two years.

We hope these aren't the final show car versions. If so, we would have thought that the car that led to the production Kizashi – a big deal for Suzuki – would have been accorded a better spot in the afterlife, like maybe a place in a museum. Or, hell, at least an auction house listing. But that's the great circle of life for you. Tip your 40 to the Kizashis that once were...



[Source: 7Tune | Image: New Model Magazine X]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      The paint on that showroom car looks incredible.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I would have a screaming good time at an auto museum that housed concept cars on loan from various manufacturers. I can't say that I would go out of my way to any museum (except for the Porsche Museum) that housed that concepts and historical models of just one make.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Perhaps they're being crushed to avoid taxes et al as was the case with Chrysler's turbine cars of the 60s http://www.barracudamagazine.com/turbine.html
      • 5 Years Ago
      The number 3 concept looks quite nice, they should've used that for the final release.
      • 5 Years Ago
      they dont look at all like show ready cars... they just look like scrap... so why is this even a story?

      anyway... I'd take the 1 or 3 concept. those things are bad! wish Suzuki would have stayed with one or both of those styles.
      • 5 Years Ago
      How stupid can they be, those are all part of Suzuki history and belong in somekind of museum!
      • 5 Years Ago
      This makes me sick, I didn't believe they would actually do it.
      I actually had a chance to drive all of them, their death is a BIG black mark on the company.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Except show cars rarely have drivetrains that are capable of more than 10km/h
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is this the normal way to treat their concepts?
      To me it's quite surprising.
        • 5 Years Ago
        they are made of wood and clay. The clay is covered with plastic then painted. They fall apart pretty quickly after you move them around a few times. Its normal for them to be destroyed like this, but they usually dont do it in public. Heres how they are made:

        http://www.cardesignonline.com/design/modelling/clay-modelling.php
        • 5 Years Ago
        maybe it is for them but not for typical automakers, audi displays theirs proudly at their hq
        • 5 Years Ago
        "Suzuki...too cool to care..."lol

        that is surprising to me also, those concepts are beautiful especially 2, and 3.

        Im still a little disappointed that the production version is so washed down.
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