Meet the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi

Suzuki announces details of the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi.

American Suzuki Motor Corp. announced the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi (pronounced "kee-zah-shee"), the company's first entry into the all-wheel-drive sport sedan segment. The all-new 2010 Kizashi is scheduled to arrive in North American showrooms this winter, it will serve as the company's flagship vehicle, further expanding its line of high-quality small cars, trucks and SUVs.

Built at Suzuki's brand-new manufacturing facility in Sagara, Japan, the 2010 Kizashi is equipped with a standard 2.4-liter DOHC inline four-cylinder engine offering a more potent standard engine than many competitive best-sellers. The engine employs both an aluminum block and cylinder heads, providing a lightweight installation; aluminum pistons with low tensile force rings deliver improved power and efficiency. Dropped-forged connecting rods, rotating on a forged steel crankshaft, contribute to the inline four's durability, and a balancer shaft delivers improved engine balance and reduced noise, vibration and harshness (NVH).

Tailored for the driving enthusiast, Kizashi's bold and aggressive stance is complemented by available 18-inch alloy wheels; contemporary styling--with its lean proportion and minimal front overhang--injects the sophistication appropriate to a performance-oriented sport sedan.

Driving enthusiasts will appreciate Kizashi's sporty and elegant instrument panel, while consumers seeking a luxury sedan will be pleased with the vehicle's available leather seating and high-density foam.

About the author

Suzanne Ashe has been covering technology, gadgets, video games, and cars for several years. In addition to writing features and reviews for magazines and Web sites, she has contributed to daily newspapers.



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