Most recently, Suzuki showed off the Kizashi, a cleverly designed four-door car that is a first of its kind from the Japanese manufacturer.
The Suzuki Kizashi is available only in one engine: a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder petrol with an output of 175 horsepower. This engine is combined with a continuously variable transmission and automatic transmission, but the gears can be changed manually via buttons on the steering wheel. There's also a full manual mode for even more control when needed.
This car is not for speed enthusiasts, and takes 8.8 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 with only a top speed of 205 km/h. The car has a function to switch between two and four wheel drive, where increased levels of grip gives the driver more confidence on snowy or mud-tracked roads.
The Kizashi has a great suspensions, which lets it move on uneven roads with ease. The front seats are quite comfortable, and up to four adults can sleep comfortably in the Kizashi. The driver's seat comes equipped with a memory function that allows you to save your favorite positions for up to 4 different drivers. The dashboard is very well designed, with large buttons for the heater and stereo controls.
The instruments are easy to read, but the quality of the plastic is not the best. The standard equipment of the Suzuki Kizashi includes seven airbags including knee airbag for the driver and an ESP system.
The Kizashi is still being tested, but the car has achieved five stars in the U.S. tests, so expect a similar assessment in European countries.