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A new small car unveiled at the Paris Auto Show: the Alto — the fifth and smallest member of its acclaimed lineup of world strategic models. The new Alto combines eye-catching style and easy urban mobility with great performance in terms of fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions, thereby meeting the lifestyle needs of today’s motorists and the pressing global need for environmental compatibility.

Suzuki Alto

The Alto is powered by a 1.0 liter petrol engine developing 68 hp at 6,000 rpm and 90 Nm of torque at 4,800 rpm mated to a choice between a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic gearbox. Fuel consumption is low at 62.7 mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions are just 103g/km.

Suzuki aims to achieve annual sales of 60,000 units in Europe following a sales launch in spring 2009.

We first had three different concepts, then heavily camouflaged spy shots and now this latest drawing give us a pretty good idea of how the 2010 KIzashi will look like (just pretend its a coloring book).

The Kizashi will be built in three different body versions: a wagon, crossover and sedan. The last one, showed in the drawings was previewed by the Kizashi 3 Concept unveiled at the New York Auto Show.

The base version will be powered by a 2.5-liter 150-horsepower four-cylinder engine, but there will also be a 3.6-liter 300-horsepower DOHC V-6 version. A 2.0-liter turbodiesel will be available in many markets.

The 2010 Kizashi will be priced from around $21,000 and should finally provide Suzuki with an appealing mid-sized world car.

Suzuki’s new Kizashi was caught testing in the California Desert. First unveiled as a concept at the 2008 New York Auto Show, the Kizashi is now preparing to enter production.

The base version will be powered by a 2.5-liter 150-horsepower four-cylinder engine, but there will also be a 3.6-liter 300-horsepower DOHC V-6 version. A 2.0-liter turbodiesel will be available in many markets, expect USA.

The car will be about 183 inches long, slightly shorter than a Camry at 189 inches, but riding on a longer wheelbase for more interior volume. As Suzuki has had a long tradition offering station wagons as well as all-wheel drive, expect a sedan, a sport wagon, and a true crossover to round out the line up.

Suzuki will unveil at the Paris Auto Show its new Alto. This car is based on the A-Star concept revealed in March at the Geneva Auto Show.

Suzuki Alto to be revealed at the Paris Auto Show

Although Suzuki did not reveal any details on the new Alto, we can tell you that under the hood there will be a newly developed 1.0-liter aluminum engine with CO2 emission under 110 grams per kilometer. The new engine is said to be compliant with the new strict Euro-5 emission standards.

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In order to increase the sales of their Swift model, Suzuki released another special edition based on the small vehicle. The Suzuki Swift Sport “N’Style Rally” Edition is a tribute brought to the Japanese carmaker’s “Group N” Junior Championship Rally car and will be built in a limited edition of just 500 units, each at a price of €17,900.

Suzuki Swift Sport “N'Style Rally” Edition

Painted in black and covered with Suzuki Motorsport’s logos, each unit comes with a 1.6 liter engine capable of developing 125 hp but also with a new body kit consisting in a front lip spoiler, new side skirts and a rear wing.

Suzuki has announced it will skip the 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit because the space it was offered didn’t fit its needs, the company and show organizers said Wednesday. First auto maker that announced it will skip the show was Porsche.

Suzuki’s acknowledgement that Cobo Center isn’t big enough is the first confirmation by an automaker that the convention center doesn’t fit carmakers’ needs.

"From a Suzuki standpoint they were in need of space — more than they were allocated," said Rod Alberts, executive director of the NAIAS. "There’s a need for additional space at Cobo. It’s time for some expansion."

Jeff Holland, a Suzuki spokesman, said the space and location that the company was offered didn’t fit its display needs, adding that Suzuki’s plans for more active displays couldn’t be accommodated. Suzuki plans to introduce three new products in the next 18 months, and other cities better fit their marketing needs, he said.

"It’s recognizing that we can’t be everywhere and recognizing that opportunities are better in shows in other parts of the country," said David Boldt, product public relations manager for Suzuki.

Source: Detroit News
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In a world where compact and fuel-efficient cars make more sense than big and thirsty ones, this news comes across without any surprise at all. The Swift hatchback from Suzuki has brought several laurels to company and it now surpasses global production of one million cars.

Loved by audiences across the globe and interestingly by tuning companies, the Swift was launched less than four years back intended mainly for the European markets as its design and styling took shape with feedback from there.

Suzuki’s Hungarian plant produces vehicles entirely for Europe which contributed more than 306,000 to the total. Since its launch in the UK, over 36,500 Swifts have been sold showing that it has been received very well by the English people.

The car was first built in Japan, followed by Hungary, China, India and recently Indonesia and Malaysia. There is always this trend followed by manufacturers to change the styling of a car, when releasing it in markets abroad, but interestingly the Swift has undergone little or no changes in its appearance. Now, here’s a lesson for other small car manufacturers- If you plan on making a hatchback for global markets, use feedback from Europe to design the car.

The petrol models, especially the 1.6-litre Sport, are popular for their acceleration and mileage, but the award winning Multijet engine from Fiat under the diesel Swift’s bonnet requires a special mentioning. In countries like India where diesel is preferred over petrol in the small car segment, the manufacturer is unable to meet the demands for the diesel version, thanks to this fabulous engine, which has won infinite hearts.

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Here’s some mighty exclusive news. The Concept A-Star from Suzuki sent out strong reverberations throughout the world when the wraps were taken off it at the Delhi Auto Expo in January earlier this year. The design of this small car was the reason for the buzz and company officials declared that they would embark on producing it from the later months of this year. They also confirmed that in India, it would run alongside the existing models rubbishing claims which suggested it would replace the Suzuki Alto.

The leap of an automobile from concept stage to mass-production stage sometimes takes years and that was one of the reasons Suzuki’s statement was taken lightly. But No! It looks like they will stick to what they said and the car could go out on markets including Europe on the promised date. But it also seems like they haven’t stuck to all the design elements of the concept car. Looking at the photographs one can make out the similar grille and headlamps but the rest aren’t carried over. There is still some time left, and we hope the thin-striped LED rear tail lamps are present on the production model. C’mon Suzuki!

World Exclusive-Suzuki Concept A-Star spotted without comou in India

The A-segment five-door hatchback will be manufactured exclusively in India and will be shipped to overseas markets (read- Europe, India and other non-US markets) similar to its competitor Hyundai Hyundai ’s i10 hatchback. It will use the help of a Euro 5 compliant 1.0-litre petrol engine which is said to have CO2 emission levels nearing 109g/km making it a fiercely green car! No plans as of yet on a diesel version.

Source: Team BHP
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Suzuki, the Japanese manufacturer unveiled today a new kit for the well-known Suzuki Swift : the XG Aero. The new kit unveils new design lines found in the front lip spoiler, side skirts, rear bumper and rear roof spoiler. Unfortunately the kit is ] not available on the Swift Sport version with the 1.6 liter engine capable to develop 125 hp. No words about the price yet!

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In order to celebrate the 3 million units sold in Japan, Suzuki launched a limited version of the Wagon R and Stingray. The new editions will feature new front grilles, incorporated foglamps, new side skirts, alcantara-covered seats, rearview mirrors featuring LED indicators and the same 660cc engine.

Suzuki launches Wagon R and Stingray limited editions

With these two new versions the Japanese manufacturer hopes to achieve even better sales and due to the prices of $10,500 for the 2WD Wagon R and $12,500 for the 4WD Stingray. The bad news is that the vehicles will be available exclusively on the Japanese market.

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