Friday, May 4, 2012

Overview of Maruti Suzuki Kizashi

Maruti Kizashi is a mid-sized sedan, which is expected to launch in 2011, January. So far Maruti Suzuki has launched four sedans: SX4, Baleno, Esteem and Swift Dzire, and Maruti Kizashi will be the fifth sedan from the leading auto company in India. Initially, Kizashi was introduced by Suzuki in United States in 2009 May and following that it was introduced in Japan in 2009 October, in North America it was introduced in 2009, December and in Australia 2010 May. Now, Maruti Suzuki plans to launch Maruti Kizashi in India. Kizashi was unveiled at Auto Expo 2010 January, which was held in New Delhi.

The car is having a great look with perfect finish and fit. It has sporty wheels with polished aluminum coat. Kizashi body lines are very much attractive and deliver a clear tight look. Apart from that the sedan is equipped with 17 and 18 inch alloy wheels, keyless ignition and Akebono sourced brakes. One has the option of choosing leather or cloth seating, it is equipped with 425-watt Rockford Fosgate audio system that comes with Bluetooth capability, iPod connectivity and it has a standard auto duel-zone climatic system. The dash of Kizashi comes with enormous features but with tidy package. Other attractive interior features of Maruti Kizashi are - trip computer, power sunroof, telescoping steering wheel and so on. Maruti Kizashi price will range between 17 and 18 lacs and the model variants are yet to be announced.


Maruti Suzuki Kizashi comes with 2.4 liter petrol engine and it has six-speed manual transmission and CVT, with the optional automatic transmission.. Initially, the model will come with two-wheel drive and later on it is expected that the company will launch all-wheel drive as well in India. The international version is equipped with 2.4L 4 cylinder engine but the Indian version is 2.0L petrol engine according to the top official of Maruti in recently held media meet. This sedan is having some important safety features like ABS, EBD, seat-belt pre-tensioner, eight airbags, powerful stability control to name a few. Since it is an upcoming model, the company yet to release colors in which the car would be available. The sedan is expected to have length, width and height of 4650 mm, 1820mm and 1480mm respectively and with the wheelbase of 2700mm. Suzuki Kizashi will be available in most of the Maruti dealers in the country after its launch.

Maruti Kizashi will compete with existing sedan models like Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. However the model is shorter than Honda Accord but wider than Toyota Camry. It is expected that Maruti Kizashi can give the mileage of 9 kmpl within the city and 12 kmpl on highways.