has been degraded into a boring looking metal on wheels.
Suzuki 's flagship (this word seems to be out of place in this article) sedan is nothing more than an upsize suzuki SX4 sedan with better looking projector head lamps and tail lamp to complement the car. Having said that, the only side of the car that looks 'premium' to me is the rear which hints Toyota Mark X and the older BMW 5-series. The interior lacks both the looks & 'luxurious touch' associated with a flagship model. The design of the dashboard looks like an after taught with questionable materials used as finishing.
Now looks aside, lets browse through the techical bits that this vehicle possess. Under the hood, you will find an all aluminium 2.4-liter DOHC inline four-cylinder engine connected to either a six-speed manual transmission or Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) that claims to offer better fuel economy.
To keep drivers and passengers safe Suzuki has included standard eight airbags, Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)4, an anti-lock braking system with electronic brake-force distribution , a tire pressure monitoring system & what Suzuki calls 'synergetic vehicle dynamic control' that helps the car's four wheels stick to the tarmac. There is an option to equipped your car with some off-road capabilities by having i-AWD system bundle in together with your Kizashi. The system helps with traction control with torque distribution being governed by wheel slippage and throttle input. If suzuki is really serious in trying to gain respect in this segment, they have to give the Kizashi a major overhaul. Until then we will still be waiting for "something great" to come.
Source : Suzuki via Carscoop