The Kizashi-less Edition

In which we bring you motoring news from around the Web:

• American Suzuki will skip the Los Angeles auto show in November and the Detroit auto show in January, Automotive News reports. The company intended to have a presence at the Los Angeles show, where press previews are scheduled for Nov. 16-17, but decided recently to forgo the show. Suzuki has not had a presence at the Detroit show since 2008. Jeff Holland, a Suzuki spokesman, said that the company was working with reduced marketing budgets and needed to be more selective in deciding where and how to market its vehicles. (Automotive News)
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Suzuki Showcases ‘First’ Sport Sedan During 2010 Chicago Auto Show

With the all-new 2010 Suzuki Kizashi (pronounced “Kee-Zah-Shee”) leading the charge, American Suzuki Motor Corp. (ASMC) arrives at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show prepared to amaze show goers with its multitalented lineup of performance- and value-packed cars and trucks. The media-acclaimed Kizashi, which arrived in dealer showrooms last December, delivers a premium package and experience without the premium price tag, and provides a unique blend of dynamic performance attributes and features more typical of the near-luxury sport sedan segment. Continue reading Suzuki Showcases ‘First’ Sport Sedan During 2010 Chicago Auto Show

Suzuki Announces Pricing for 2010 Kizashi

2010 Suzuki KizashiTapping in to its heritage of building high performance outboard motors and motorcycles, American Suzuki Motor Corp. today announces pricing for the all-new 2010 Kizashi sedan (pronounced “Kee-Zah-Shee”) which will debut in dealer showrooms in December 2009.

The Kizashi offers a unique blend of dynamic performance attributes, premium design aesthetics and craftsmanship yet to be experienced in this category. Suzuki expands on its best-in-class platform while offering features more appropriate to the near-luxury segment. In short, Kizashi delivers a premium package and experience without the premium price tag. Continue reading Suzuki Announces Pricing for 2010 Kizashi

Suzuki Reveals New 2010 Kizashi Sedan

2010 Suzuki Kizashi SedanSuzuki Motor Inc. took a bold step forward today. Known primarily as a maker of small vehicles and high-performance motorcycles, today marks the global debut of the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi (pronounced “Kee-Zah-Shee”), the company’s first entry into the all-wheel-drive sport sedan segment. Benchmarked against some of the leading cars in the world, the all-new 2010 Kizashi becomes an instant car-of-the-year contender in its own right. With the launch of the Kizashi, Suzuki delivers a unique blend of dynamic performance attributes with premium design aesthetics and craftsmanship yet to be experienced in this category. Scheduled to arrive in North American showrooms this winter, the Kizashi will serve as the company’s flagship vehicle, further expanding and strengthening its current product line of high-quality small cars, trucks and SUVs.

“In developing and naming our newest automotive introduction, the Japanese word ‘Kizashi,’ which tells that something great is coming, seemed appropriate for the vehicle,” said Kevin Saito, president, American Suzuki. “Now that the production model Kizashi has arrived, we expect the name and the product itself to clearly demonstrate the bold statement this company knew it would be making with the debut of this vehicle – while also simultaneously suggesting what will emerge in the Suzuki lineup as we look ahead to the future.” Continue reading Suzuki Reveals New 2010 Kizashi Sedan