Suzuki Kizashi 2 Concept

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Quite a mouthfull…

Suzuki claims this concept gives us a clue as to what their next sedan will look like.
Sure, it would be nice. But, as usual, don’t holf your breath…

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  1. this car confuses me, why doesn’t suzuki just build one of their concepts instead of making more?

    anyway, just checked the suzuki website out, and i was surprised to see the sx4 sedan on sale. true, its ugly and will probably have horrible resale values, but i kind of like it. i dont need awd, it has more space than a civic, the top of the line model costs just $250 more than a civic dx, and my neighbors don’t drive one.

    vince, you should do another test drive thing sometime soon

  2. I find that naming the SEDAN the SX4 SPORT comical…’s usually the other way around when it comes to hatch/sedan combos…

  3. the first concept (minus front end) looked better. It was more car-like, not as much CUV-like.

    Oh well.
    The sx4 sedan is decent, except:
    1) the rear seats don’t fold, due to a bar that supposed makes the frame more rigid for sporty handling(what i was told)….and no center console(why not?) at any price.
    So, minus the airbags, abs, and 143HP..we have a car akin to something out of folding seats, no armrest(console), etc.. for more money? Why?

    2) Rumors(dealership) said there will be a 3rd SX4 version, either spring or fall of 08…. a FWD hatch(based on the car)…so, who knows what that will be like?

    3) where does aall this leave the Reno/forenza, since they are similar in size, (*although GM-DAT cars, they have more features, consoles/fold down rear seats, etc, the new SX4’s don’t have..again, why?) but the SX is more powerful..what’s the deal? Suzuki did not gain sales until they had these reno/forenza deals(make up about 40-50 % of their total sales, iirc).

    Suzuki has the right idea, sort of…but even tuners like cars with decent interiors/features( see Scion tC, Mazda3, etc).

    The inlaws sx4 cuv is about 12 days from 1 year old…and is great, but it’s still not what I care about.

  4. I looked up thr SX4 sedan, and MSRP is 17,599, but had no information about it.
    It was 17288 on the site I looked it up( maybe 310 over dealers invoice).
    Seems Suzuki is getting money hungry…like Hyundai did… and Hyudnai lost some sales due to this,and they claimed it was the Won vs Dollar differences that raised prices sooo much.
    I dunno.
    They sold, for the first time ever, over 100,000 units last year, and appear ot beat that record, but at these prices…. with new Corolla/Matrix/possible 3 door sporty Corolla(probably same msrp..but more HP and MPG, among other items)…the Civic, Mazda3…
    what gives? Greed, perhaps? Have less(*interior) content than a reno, and more on the msrp( aren’t these assembled in Europe somewhere, and msrp is supposed ot be lower< because of this, liek the CUV SX4 is?). I have the link, but it would be free advertising for the place selling the cars(on east coast).
    so, I won’t post it…but the cars are coming out, and what shocks , and irritates me the most, is, no AWD, (really, all they did was tweak it some, and add a trunk)…and it cost about 2-3K more than the CUV?

    When this was mentioned (this sedan( earlier this year).. it was rumored to cost LESS than the AWd version(for obvious reasons, liek no AWD/dual clutches vs a slightly longer car, with fwd only)….
    it was to be less costly than a cuiv sx4 by a few hundred…not happeneing.
    If Suzuki wants market share… for the next 5 years… it’s called”LOWER YOUR PRICES”….. even on this kazashi(verona replacement).

    You can’t go from “cheaper than kia or hyundai in prices” , to toyota/mazda/honda(etc) like prices in 2-3 months.
    It’s crazy, imho.

    If this had a sun/moonroof, center console/folding rear seats, and still “tuneable”…. yeah, 17K would be ok.
    for this price ,you can get a Civic with cruise, similar HP, better MPG(unless tuned),
    a Scion tC for not much more, and similar mpg, but , moonroof, better stereo(from what I heard), console, mp3(for no extra /options), cruise, abs, 3 door HATCH, and around 17 more HP, and a 2.4 L I-4 vs this what, 2.0, or 1.8 L I-4?

    Stupidity+ Greed = No Sales to me.

    Good cars, but at this price range,, there are many better selections.

  5. one last cry…and i’ll quit, abotu the sx4 sedan:
    where’s the 6 or 8 way (height/etc) adjustable seats? They do NOT have them!
    Civic does,(iirc), Lancer does, tC does, other little sporty cars from 16-18K do…what gives?
    Again… this isn’t 1991, Suzuki.
    If this thing were 15K loaded as is…yeah…but not at 17,399( and maybe over 18,000 with shipping charges).
    Good Luck.
    Hope you folks @ Suzuki use your brains, and don’t got nuts on your midsized sedan replacement, and overprice it higher than a similar Fusion, Optima, Sonata, Etcetera..
    that’s not the way to hit 500,000 sales by 2010. Styling helps, but if people can get more for their money elsewhere… most times, they tend to go where the most of the money gets them.

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