Suzuki has unveiled the Kizashi, a new sports saloon that will be available as a hybrid.
The car is based on the Concept Kizashi of 2007 and initially will feature a 2.4-litre DOHC inline four-cylinder engine.
It is still undecided whether the car will make it to Europe, with Suzuki currently concentrating on the US market.
The unit is linked to a six-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with paddle shift.
Suzuki has confirmed that a hybrid will join the line-up at some point. Both two and four-wheel drive will be available.The Kizashi has been tested both at Germany’s Nurburgring and rural roads of England, says Suzuki, ensuring it is both sporty and comfortable.