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2010 Suzuki Kizashi Rates 5 Stars In NHTSA Test
2010 Suzuki Kizashi Rates 5 Stars In NHTSA Test

Suzuki isn't a big-name player here in the U.S., but things may soon change, at least in the case of the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi. We were impressed with the car during our first-drive road and track testing of the sporty, affordable sedan, and now the NHTSA has revealed 5-star crash-test ratings...Read More»

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2010 Suzuki Kizashi GTS AWD: does it compare to more expensive German sport sedans?

When I found out I would be getting a Suzuki Kizashi for the week, I didnt know if it was going to be a car or some new kind of sushi. Kizashi actually means "something great is coming" and is pronounced "Key-ZAH-shee". And it is not something to eat but is Suzuki's all-new sedan, which made its...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Equator
2010 Suzuki Equator: Spanning the World

Spanning several motive worlds is Suzuki's Equator mid-size pickup.  Available as a quad-cab with six-foot bed and four-wheel drive, it's an all-purpose work or recreation vehicle.  And with its sturdy cargo holding hardware, it's, as Suzuki's David Boldt claims, geared toward outdoor motorsports...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Kizashi
Is the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi the Affordable Performance Sedan You Have Been Waiting For?

Although you might mistakenly assume that the new Suzuki Kizashi is just another plain as oatmeal family sedan from a Japanese auto manufacturer, this is no rehash of the Accord playbook from two generations ago. In designing the Kizashi sedan Suzuki has come up with an entirely new kind of...Read More»

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Toyota, Suzuki Unveil Minicars At The Delhi Auto Expo

While TCC's American team prepares for next week's North American International Auto Show in Detroit, there's also a good bit of news coming from the Delhi Auto Expo in India. Earlier today, Viknesh Vijayenthiran mentioned the unveiling of Honda's "New Small Concept" vehicle, which is set to go on...Read More»

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JD Power: Mercedes, Honda, Toyota Best In Customer Retention

During economic times like these, customer retention has given some automakers an edge in the marketplace. Though studies have suggested that brand loyalty is a thing of the past, J.D. Power's new Customer Retention Survey shows a whopping 67% of Mercedes-Benz buyers remain loyal to the company...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Kizashi
2010 Suzuki Kizashi Move Automaker Into Midsized Performance Market

  For years, Suzuki provided its U.S. partner General Motors with versions of its Swift for Chevrolet the Aveo and its mini-sized SUV, the SX4, also known as the Chevrolet Tracker, this is Suzukis first foray into the sports sedan market on its own.   The Kizashi, already being touted for North...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Kizashi
Audi, Acura Buyers Offered $100 To Test 2010 Suzuki Kizashi

The 2010 Suzuki Kizashi has been a fairly big hit with auto journalists. Our own Bengt Halvorson gave it an impressive 8.2 rating and favorably compared it to the Ford Fusion, the Mazda6, and the Subaru Legacy, but Suzuki has more upmarket aspirations for the new sedan. Specifically, Suzuki wants...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Swift
2010 Suzuki Swift? No…But The Feds Say So!

The next-generation version of the Suzuki Swift, due out next year, isn't quite a sure thing for the U.S. market; but we've been told it's been engineered this time with federal regulations in mind. If the 2011 Suzuki Swift does come to these shores, it would take on the growing segment of sporty...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara
Driven: 2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara

While the all-new 2010 Kizashi sedan is earning Suzuki some well-deserved attention, we can't forget that SUVs are what Suzuki has really built its name on in the U.S.  Vehicles like the Samurai, Sidekick, and Vitara forged a path for Suzuki as the producer of sturdy, compact, off-road-capable...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Kizashi
2010 Suzuki Kizashi Pricing Revealed

We’ve seen it in concept form, we’ve reported on all the specs, we’ve even taken a spin in it and reported on that too, but now we finally have pricing details for the new 2010 Suzuki Kizashi sedan so we can add that to the list as well. Set to go on sale this December, the new...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Kizashi: Inside, Up Close

Last week TheCarConnection.com brought you our First Drive impressions of the new 2010 Suzuki Kizashi, and posted a comprehensive Bottom Line that covers styling, performance, quality, safety, and features, among other aspects. The Kizashi is an all-new sedan in a new segment for Suzuki, and based...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Kizashi
First Drive: 2010 Suzuki Kizashi

Typically, when a manufacturer brings competing models out on a drive event for a vehicle—especially one that involves track time, such as what TheCarConnection.com recently attended—it's a signal that they're serious to prove a point. Such is the case for Suzuki, who very soon will re-enter...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Kizashi
2010 Suzuki Kizashi Strikes A Different Balance For Mid-Size

Although 'Kizashi' sounds more like the name of some special-edition sport bike, it's what Suzuki is calling its new flagship sedan. The name—meaning "something great is coming"—along with the flamboyant brush-stroke script used by the nameplate badge, hint that Suzuki is striving to be seen...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Swift
Suzuki Swift And New XL7 Headed To U.S.

Suzuki’s lineup in the U.S. is looking a little thin now that its partnership with Daewoo is well and truly over, however, the Japanese automaker is planning a raft of new models in coming years, starting with the recently revealed 2010 SX4 SportBack set for launch later this year. In the next...Read More»

2010 Suzuki SX4 SportBack
Preview: 2010 Suzuki SX4 SportBack

•    What is it? A more powerful and fuel-efficient version of the popular SX4 Crossover •    The basics: Five-door hatchback with punchy four-cylinder •    On sale: Later this year •    Price: $16,000 (est.) Either as a five-door hatchback or a four-door sedan, Suzuki's SX4 is...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Kizashi
Rumor: Suzuki To Sell Hybrid Kizashi Sedan In U.S. By 2011

It seems like Suzuki took the wraps off its new Kizashi sedan just last week (in fact, it was last month), but already rumors have begun circulating that the Kizashi is going hybrid. And soon. According to reports in Japan's Nikkei newspaper, Suzuki plans to launch a hybrid variant of the Kizashi...Read More»

2010 Suzuki SX4
Driven: Suzuki SX4t Turbo

Dealer-installed, official performance accessories not only help give you the exact car you want; they also drive profits at the local dealership—with sales commissions and expert installations done by the service department. And by now, most non-luxury brands have their own in-house lines of...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Kizashi
2010 Suzuki Kizashi: Not Quite Mid-Size, Not Quite Mainstream

After years of lackluster sales and vehicles that haven’t quite resonated with U.S. buyers—the Aerio and Esteem small cars are cases in point—Suzuki is hoping to find a new direction with a stylish new 2010 Kizashi sport sedan that goes on sale at the end of the year, called Kizashi. Although...Read More»

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