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.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.
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).
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.