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Suzuki is hoping to jumpstart its slow-selling Kizashi with two concepts that will debut at the New York International Auto Show. Suzuki says that the cars will each feature a different "advanced propulsion system," though they aren't dropping many hints as to what that may mean.

Whatever it is, Suzuki's New York show display will be advanced propulsion-themed, and all will become clear soon enough.

There aren't any photos of the cars available yet, but Suzuki says one will be a "socially-conscious sedan," while the other will be a rowdy tribute to Suzuki's motorcycling heritage. We haven't quite figured out what that means, either. Whatever the cars wind up looking like, Suzuki says it will debut them during its press conference at the show.



Photos by Zach Bowman / Copyright ©2011 AOL

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SUZUKI TO REVEAL TWO NEW CONCEPTS IN NEW YORK Growing List of New Vehicle Debuts Now Tops 55

Suzuki offers a glimpse of one of its concepts debuting in New York.


American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC) will unveil two new concept cars at the company's 2011 New York International Auto Show press conference.

Both new vehicles will be based on the Kizashi platform and will feature two new advanced propulsion options. The first concept will feature a stylish and socially-conscious sedan propelled by a newly-developed advanced powertrain. The second reveal will be a wildly-schemed and amped up homage to Suzuki's motorcycle heritage.

The vehicles will be featured as part of Suzuki's global "Advanced Propulsion" theme at this year's Show. The two Suzuki concepts join 55 other new vehicles debuting in New York, including 35 world and 20 North American premieres.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I've been interested in the SX4 for years, but now that the time for me to purchase a new (or newer used) vehicle is swiftly approaching, I think I'd be insane to actually buy a Suzuki because I believe there are no longer any Suzuki dealers in Milwaukee. If by chance there still is one, it's likely to close its doors soon anyway. So I'd have to travel (or have the vehicle towed) out of town every time I were to need a Suzuki warranty repair, every time I had to specifically go to a Suzuki repair shop for their expertise on Suzuki vehicles or perhaps because other repair shops couldn't obtain the necessary Suzuki parts?

      There's also the matter of the SX4's inferior fuel economy compared to competitors....
        • 4 Years Ago
        I love my sx4. It's not a fit/versa/fiesta etc. It's awd and mileage should then be compared to the impreza, escape, etc. Killer warranty, great looks and super utilitarian. My S2000 does get better mileage.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think I might have seen one of these on the road..honestly I forgot about it just til I saw this post. They built a new Ford dealership near me about 3-4 yrs ago...then they built a suzuki dealer next to it..was never sure why, considering I rarely see suzukis...well, it might have lasted a yr and it shut down...
      • 4 Years Ago
      I was hoping this meant a wagon...
        • 4 Years Ago
        I was hoping for a turbo.
        • 4 Years Ago
        More power period! I cross shopped this car with my current purchase and it lost due to power and utility. In the end, I purchased a car with the same power, and more utility. I would have easily given away the utility had they given the Suzuki 230 hp or so.
      RJ
      • 4 Years Ago
      As a current Suzuki owner, STAY AWAY! I have had a Grand Vitara(2007), and an Aerio before it, and both were money pits, and as was said the dealer network is fading fast, and will likely be only one every 400-500 kms soon enough. My dealer up and closed, and took all my warranty paper with him, so I'm without now when I go to other dealers, they don't recognize my warranty and I have to pay out of pocket, also Suzuki America / Canada can't find the information for the dealer, so I can't sue to get my warranty info provided to me, so I'm screwed for almost $4500 that I paid for extended warranty, dealer promised to hold all paperwork on file in the event that I needed it, it would all be available at the dealer. FAIL! They sold me the car, and by the time I needed an oil change 6 months later, they were GONE! AVOID SUZUKI cars/trucks like the plague, they will be nothing but trouble, and rip you off! Dealer network sucks. On the size of motorcycles, they still have it good, but avoid cars/trucks.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I just realized this because the previous post was for the VW Jetta, but its almost like this car should be Jetta and the newest Jetta should be the Suzuki Verona.

      Shame Suzuki doesnt have the resources to advertise this car, it could really help jump start the brand.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd take a higher rev Kizashi. I've been considering one for a while, its just hard to bite on a wheezy 180hp four when it fells very overrated when driving. The car would scream with a 8.5k redline, definitely might steal sales from the Honda SI crowd, seeing as honda gave up on fun to drive cars.
      • 4 Years Ago
      From the hint, super high revving sounds about right but turbo is the way to go. If it's neither, they can keep it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hopefully a turbo 4 or the v6 that was originaly promised. They need soething with at least 240hp or so.

      But the real problem is the awd system. They need a real awd, not just some push button, snow only, 4wd.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The real problem with the Kizashi is the damn name.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Twin Ion Engine
      • 4 Years Ago
      Well, before this announcement, I was figuring we'd get a turbo Kizashi concept and a Swift concept, but I guess not (at least on the Swift).
        • 4 Years Ago
        Suzuki NEEDS to get the Swift here before gas hits $5 a gallon. That would certainly help improve their sales, and their image as the Swift is a great car.

        I'd love to see the Swift Sport here. I drove a friends who has one in the UK with some wheels and a few suspension modifications, the thing was an absolute friggin RIOT to drive.
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