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Kizashi is Suzuki’s Frankfurt Concept


2007 Suzuki Kizashi concept

2007 Suzuki Kizashi concept

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By its own admission, in car terms Suzuki has only ever been a manufacturer of compact vehicles and 4x4s. But all that could be about to change. At next month’s Frankfurt Motor Show, the Japanese firm will unveil a concept version of a D–segment family sedan.

Called Kizashi — which means prelude or foretaste in the home language — there’s little detail beyond this official sketch of an aggressive red front end. A massive black grille dominates the design with the lamp clusters sloping into it and the low-level fog lamps pushed out close to the corners of the car.

 

Suzuki is calling it “an all-new proposal for our first contender in the D-segment and a significant step as we move from a manufacturer specializing in compact cars and four-wheel drives to one offering a much broader product portfolio.”

 

Also on the exhibition stand will be the Splash supermini, built and developed in conjunction with GM, which will badge its version the Opel/Vauxhall Agila in European markets.


 

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