• Nov 1, 2009

2010 Suzuki Kizashi Concept- Click above for high-res image gallery

The boys and girls at Suzuki got into the Halloween spirit and dressed up a new Kizashi to celebrate the day. So what kind of costume would you put on a new sedan that aspires to redefine the company and show that this small carmaker can play with the big boys?

Much like a kid who slaps a giant "S" on his chest to transform into a superhero, this Kizashi put on a super-sedan's duds and thrust its chest out proudly. Looking for all the world like an Audi RS4 knockoff, this particular Kizashi was actually being readied for show duty at SEMA next week, where it'll join some of its siblings and preview some aero tweaks and chrome highlights that might eventually make it onto a production trim package for the Kizashi.

Although the differences were fairly minor, they worked together pretty well, giving the car a more aggressive and upscale look. Close examination of the photos will show a new lower front fascia with a jutting lip, chrome surrounds and blacked out honeycomb grille inserts. The sides get a similar redo with sill extensions and a chrome highlight strip. Meanwhile the tail gets a simple decklid spoiler with integrated cyclops. The final touch that makes this RS4 emulator work is the switch to Audi-like split-spoke alloy wheels. We'd say this tarted up Kizashi definitely looked more treat than trick.



Photos copyright ©2009 Frank Filipponio/Weblogs, Inc.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      This car is very sexy. The look is nice and simple and looks very nice. The color combo is also very nice. For those that don't like it, there are other choices out there. This car does have a mix of Corolla and Jetta in it, but is much better looking than either of those. Keep it coming Suzuki! This car is hot!
      • 5 Years Ago
      When does the wagon version come out?

      • 5 Years Ago
      that really is a great looking car, even when not lookin similar to an RS4
      • 5 Years Ago
      Debadge the back, remove the chrome off the sides and this is a winner. Who would have thought that Suzuki would have been able to make such a compelling design.
      • 5 Years Ago
      i would never in my life be caught driving a susuki, I am a kawasaki guy. (sarcasm) I just have to say that if this is competing against 4 door civics and corollas this is the better car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is a really sharp looking car. I love that red it's such a loud vibrant red :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks really sharp. Too bad Suzuki can't get the word of this car out fast enough. It would be a decent player if it grabbed even a small foothold.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm liking the look of this car very much.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I very much like this sleek, un-trendy design (similar, it seems to me, to the last-gen A4), with the minor exception of the dummy exhausts. 'Also like Suzuki's choice of a smart size.
      • 5 Years Ago
      i actually like this version better. the thing i didnt like about it was the grille. now all they have to do is work on th trunk. if they drop in a turbo V6 i think id want drop by a suzuki dealer
      • 5 Years Ago
      Suzuki interns hitting the comments hard tonight. Car looks like every other bloated, boring, CamrySentraSebring on the road. Really poor evolution from the awesome concepts, just shameful execution. Yawn.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If they make a top-line performance variant of this car, it has to look like this.
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