2011 Suzuki Kizashi EcoCharge Concept

Suzuki has big plans for its flagship model, the Kizashi . That much we already know. What we didn’t expect though was that the model would be branching out with different variants.

At the New York Auto Show, the Japanese automaker further cemented their intention of giving its customers new options for the sedan by unveiling a couple of concept cars tied up to its name.

One of these concepts is the Kizashi EcoCharge Concept, a hybrid vehicle Suzuki is preparing to compete against the likes of the Toyota Prius and the Honda Insight , among other hybrid cars out on the market these days.

While Suzuki hasn’t had any discussions on the production plans for the car, we’d be very surprised if this model doesn’t get greenlighted for production soon, especially when you consider that the market is ripe for other brands to enter and give its established rivals a run for their money.

Either way, its looking more and more likely that the hybrid wars will have to make room for another vehicle.

Details on the Suzuki Kizashi EcoCharge Concept after the jump.

Exterior and Interior

Suzuki Kizashi EcoCharge Concept

Just like the Kizashi Apex Concept, the EcoCharge version doesn’t come with a whole lot of styling changes, but since it’s technically a concept, a number of elements were nevertheless added. Chief among them include a luminescent white satin paint finish that has a blue undercoat, modified headlamps, LED fog lights, and a set of bespoke alloy wheels.


Suzuki Kizashi EcoCharge Concept

As with any other hybrid car, the Kizashi EcoCharge Concept comes with a 2.0-liter inline-four gas engine producing 144 horsepower to go along with an electric propulsion system made up of a liquid-cooled 15-kW motor unit that’s tied to a 115-volt air-cooled lithium-ion battery. In order to make the most out of the engine, Suzuki gave the concept Kizashi items like a regenerative braking, a start/stop system, and a fuel-cut off system, all of which were added to ensure maximum fuel efficiency. Complete figures of the car were not released, but according to Suzuki, the EcoCharge Concept is 25% more efficient over the standard Kizashi when it comes to highway fuel efficiency.


Suzuki Kizashi EcoCharge Concept

No pricing details were revealed for the EcoCharge Concept, but we’re optimistic that we’re going to see a production version of this Kizazhi hybrid sooner rather than later.


Suzuki Kizashi EcoCharge Concept

What Toyota started with the Prius has evolved into an automotive free-for-all for hybrid supremacy among automakers all over the world. While it’s late to the party, Suzuki is nonetheless gunning for the established names in the market segment, particularly its Japanese rivals that include the aforementioned Prius, the Honda Insight, and the Nissan Altima Hybrid.

Despite its neophyte status in the hybrid segment, Suzuki is determined to give the Kizashi EcoCharge as much ammunition as it can possibly get, and while it’s going to have its hands full trying to knock its competitors off of their respective perches, we do know that Suzuki is going to bring the fight straight to them.

Suzuki Kizashi EcoCharge Concept
  • A new option for hybrid cars
  • Powertrain could be better
  • Lights configuration looks cool
  • Not a lot of exterior and interior changes
  • Tough market to break into
  • Waiting for production version


I’m really impressed with this eco-charage concept, obviously this car is so simple but the automaker of it know how to apply or make it a "simple beauty" concept car that really has an oozing car appeal!

Its exterior detailing is very admiring! Well, compared to Nissan Altima, I think I would still prefer to have this kizashi even though it is a hybrid concept. Anyway, I hope that it also has an impressive interior.

Even though it is one of the unreliable vehicles today, I would still want to have it for myself. smiley Well, I just really love the irresistible beauty of it even on its dressed-up interior, which looks comfortable with this.

It doesn’t need to have a lot of changes to its exterior and interior, for it is already looking great with that. Well, I must say that when it comes into appearance this one will surely stand out.

I wonder if they really had any plan to put this one on the market. Well, I hope that they truly did, because I will surely wait for this good-looking car, although it didn’t have an impressive engine. smiley

It really looks so cute on its platform and other detailing, and I love the fact that it is still so reliable and very practical to use in my everyday transportation. smiley

I love also the simplicity of this EcoCharge concept, although it is a hybrid car, I must say that it will still hit the market, I’m so sure about that. Anyway, I’m quite curious on its interior features.

EcoCharge concept is looks so cute on its simple platform and appearance. I love the hygienic and decent look of this car, but I don’t that the engine of this can give a better performance on it.

It looks so cute on its simple platform, and I have to agree that the decency of this car is impressive but if I’m not mistaken this car is a hybrid one. Another impressive but unreliable car! smiley

Very trendy modern style. The simple authentic bumper look stunning, even the front color lights. Look so clean and refreshing in the eyes.

This ecocharge concept is really having a cute platform and appearance especially on its front. I also noticed its wheel, seems so cool for it but I’m just kind of disappointed on it for being an unreliable car.

This ecocharge concept is really having a cute platform and appearance especially on its front. I also noticed its wheel, seems so cool for it but I’m just kind of disappointed on it for being an unreliable car.

This EcoCharge is really cute. I noticed that it had a cool wheel and decency which I found so impressive! I just hoped that TopSpeed also had some pictures of the interior features of this car.

Seems everyone are so impressed and fond with this ecocharge concept, well I can’t blame them and I must say that me either is so impressed with this, and the front headlights of it is cool.

Well, I’m really impressed with this ecocharge concept, obviously this car is so simple but the automaker of it know how to apply or make it a "simple beauty" concept car that really have an oozing car appeal! Congratulations for that!

Wow is all that I can say! The headlights are great. I wonder if it has a fog light for emergency purposes. The wheels are also great. It makes the car luxurious looking. The fact that it is not a gas guzzler will surely the high light of this one.

I don’t think that Nissan Altima Hybrid can beat this Kizashi the evidence is so clear, although they are both hybrid cars but with the looks Kizashi has a better looking. 

It seems that the guys at Suzuki has already given the thumbs up sign for the Kizashi, so we will probably be going to see the production version soon. I just don’t know which one they will be basing it on.

I couldn’t agree more, this one is definitely a great design. Now there is only one thing missing here. Hello, Suzuki people, aren’t you going to put this one into production yet?

With all the hybrid cars, I think this is has the coolest design, I like the luxurious detailing in the exterior its so cool!

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