Suzuki Concept Kizashi Turbo showcases hardcore version of the family saloon
4 May 2010

Suzuki has revealed a one-off 286bhp version of its new Kizashi saloon in the US.

The Suzuki Concept Kizashi Turbo is the work of Suzuki tuner Road Race Motorsports (RRM). The company worked with a pre-production Kizashi GTS, which is powered by a standard 185bhp 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine.

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RRM added a new turbocharger and a high-flow intercooler to take power to 286bhp. Other modifications include a rear spoiler, 19-inch alloys, new Dunlop tyres and an upgraded suspension system.

The Kizashi is available in the US and Japan, as well as selected European markets, although there are currently no plans to bring the car to the UK.

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4 May 2010

Its the sort of thing they should make. It would get Suzuki the attention they need if they are going to sell a car this size here. And its not as if the power claims arew stupid, it sounds a sensible level of tune for a 2.4.

4 May 2010

[quote artill]Its the sort of thing they should make.[/quote] Perfect "Halo" car. Looks good, fast, top of the range. Don't need to sell many, but attract people to the 2.4 and hopefully to a diesel they have to add if they want to be taken seriously. I'd be interested in it, right amount of power, AWD, decent size (not too big, a lot like the last-gen Legacy)

4 May 2010

the 2.4 is not popular/right for the UK or EU, as the 2.4 is a bad engine to have, but the turbo version of it could work in some model, if it had the 285bhp.

Suzuki could make a RS focus competitor.

4 May 2010

[quote Autocar]Suzuki has revealed a one-off 286bhp version of its new Kizashi saloon in the US.

The Suzuki Concept Kizashi Turbo is the work of Suzuki tuner Road Race Motorsports (RRM). The company worked with a pre-production Kizashi GTS, which is powered by a standard 185bhp 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine.

See pics of the Suzuki Concept Kizashi Turbo

RRM added a new turbocharger and a high...Read the full article[/quote] Whilst it would be nice to see this in the UK I doubt it would sell. Our son had stirling service from Suzuki's Tracks franchise in Exeter, and his 1500 Swift was great through the bends. Can you imagine what it would be like to sit in this 286bhp Khazi? How do pronounce the name again. I think a name change might be in order if it does come here, it's as worrying at the Ssang Yyong Rexton. No doubt a proper name would have helped it sell here. Lets face it Swift, & Alto are half decent names.

4 May 2010

Kizashi is a great name and is easy to say, just say it like you read it.

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