2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport

Suzuki unveiled the 2011 Kizashi Sport today at the 2010 New York Auto Show . The new version will go on sale in August and will be available exclusively in the GTS and SLS trim levels.

The Kizashi Sport is distinguished by a more muscular front fascia (with chrome accents) and lower grille, body side sill extensions, lower body side molding with chrome accents, a trunk mounted spoiler, custom light weight 18-inch alloy wheels, a 10mm lower ride height for a combination of better aerodynamics, and a lower center of gravity for enhanced grip and sharper handling.

The interior gets a distinctively designed sport steering wheel with perforated leather grip and contrasting stitching on the leather seats, shifter boot, and emergency brake boot.

Prices will be announced at a later date.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

American Suzuki Motor Corp. (ASMC) arrives in Manhattan — a city known for and populated by its many imports — for the global introduction of its 2011 Kizashi Sport at this year’s New York International Auto Show. Offered exclusively on Kizashi GTS and SLS trim levels, Suzuki’s new ’Sport’ variant of its sleek and sophisticated sport sedan is scheduled to go on sale in the United States this August. Pricing for the all-new 2011 Kizashi Sport will be announced closer to the vehicle’s arrival in dealer showrooms.

Suzuki Kizashi Sport

"We’ve been thrilled with an enthusiastic reaction to the 2010 Kizashi, and we look forward to offering sport sedan buyers the newest iteration of our stylish sport sedan later this year," said Koichi Suzuki, executive vice president American Suzuki Automotive Operations. "The Kizashi Sport provides us with an opportunity to build on the sport sedan’s short-term accomplishments and further engage driving enthusiasts looking for an affordable alternative to luxury performance vehicles."

Based on the recently introduced 2010 Kizashi (pronounced "Kee-Zah-Shee"), already acclaimed for its near-luxury content and Euro-tuned platform, the 2011 Kizashi Sport moves the excitement meter upward with a host of external mods. These include a more muscular front fascia (with chrome accents) and lower grille, body side sill extensions, lower body side molding with chrome accents, a trunk mounted spoiler, custom light weight 18-inch alloy wheels and a 10mm lower ride height for a combination of better aerodynamics and a lower center of gravity for enhanced grip and sharper handling.

Suzuki Kizashi Sport

Inside, the new Kizashi gets a distinctive designed sport steering wheel with perforated leather grip and contrasting stitching on the leather seats, shifter boot and emergency brake boot (when equipped with black leather interior). Interior upgrades speak to the Kizashi’s sporting intent, with form-fitting sport seats and driver-centric cockpit.


14 comments:

Suzuki Kizashi is really a head-turning car which is rare in the midsize sedan class. It looks more aggressive even without going to the top. It’s really cute that the name means ‚Äúsomething great is coming".

Even though it only looks so simple and ordinary on its exterior design, I must say that I would still prefer to have this one than to the other overdressed vehicle. However, I’m quite curious about its engine?

A simple sports car? Well, to be honest I can’t see the sporty appearance on this Kizashi instead I find it a very decent one, but I noticed that the interior had a sporty touch. I wish that it had also an impressive figure performance.

The interior Kizashi Sport looks so comfortable and luxurious. However, the exterior appearance seems so simple and ordinary, but I still find it a very appealing car. Anyway, what’s the figure performance of this?

Kizashi. What is wrong with that? It is easy to pronounce for heaven’s sake. You don’t have to be surprised with its name because it is from Japanese Tuning Company. However, this Sedan of Suzuki looks great.

And it’s not even hard to pronounce! Have we gotten so lazy we can’t even say three syllables? Say it with me. If Americans could get over their apparent need for all things super sized, they might be surprised at what this car could offer them.

I really don’t get all the complaints about the name...this is, after all, a Japanese company, so should the car not have a Japanese name? At least the name has a meaning, unlike Camry and Corolla, and isn’t some seemingly random sequence of numbers and or letters like Mazda6, Mazda3, or Acura TSX.

There was talk that Suzuki would intro the souped up GM designed 3.6 V6 from the XL7 for this supposed Kizashi Sport at the NYIAS..guess we know the answer now.

Its front sport seating is one of the best design I’ve ever seen today. I’m opting for a black leather seating, which is very comfortable. We haven’t seen this testing on the road, that is why I don’t have much to say about if its commendable for its ride quality.

There was talk that Suzuki would intro the souped up GM designed 3.6 V6 from the XL7 for this supposed Kizashi Sport at the NYIAS..guess we know the answer now.

This is a great start from suzuki, many are telling me that the kisashi is one of the best car today, way better than the Mazda bu unfortunately my aunt bought the mazda 3..

@ micopeterson - well of course it can’t compete with that. I bet the RS type is the one that Kizashi sports is competing with.

So what is kizashi sports competing with? IMO it can’t compete with EVO and Subaru of course.

Well, yes yes the performance and what’s under it’s hood can range from good to pretty impressive but the interior is just so last year. I don’t think that pure black is really that attractive and sporty. Most car interior nowadays are into two tone color which makes it a much much better car for me.

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