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Future Models — 2013 Kizashi

New York Suzuki’s green, hot Kizashi

Green is good: Suzuki’s EcoCharge uses GM-developed technology to achieve fuel improvements of up to 25 per cent.

Suzuki first hybrid and factory versions of Kizashi mid-sizer

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AFTER promising this month to reveal two new in New York that “take the to the next level”, Suzuki has the covers off a long-awaited petrol-electric version and a sizzling 220kW-plus turbocharged variant of its medium-sized

Demonstrating that its hybrid is back in full swing being derailed during the financial crisis, Suzuki out the ‘Kizashi EcoCharge’ in the Big Apple and has to GoAuto that a decision on production is expected once its subsidiary finishes a test program in the next couple of

Suzuki Australia spokesperson Ellis said “naturally, we be investigating the possibility of, and feasibility a right-hand drive version” would hand it a direct to Toyota’s Australian-built Camry but there is currently no firm for an Australian launch.

Preliminary for the Kizashi hybrid show it uses a Suzuki-sourced J20B four-cylinder petrol engine – as in the current SX4 – that produces of power at 6500rpm and 173Nm of at 4500rpm.

The combustion engine in conjunction with a 15kW liquid-cooled induction motor/generator tied to a 115-volt air-cooled battery system, driving the wheels through a six-speed transmission and delivering a claimed 25 per improvement in highway fuel over the conventional-engined (2.4-litre) sedan.

Left: Suzuki EcoCharge hybrid technology. Kizashi Apex concept.

economy and emissions figures are to be released.

As per Suzuki’s 2009 announcement of the Kizashi program, the hybrid is sourced from General and is about to enter service in the MY Buick LaCrosse, in which it with a 2.4-litre Ecotec

This ‘eAssist’ system regenerative braking (with up to of electricity available to charge the provides up to 11kW of electric assistance during acceleration, an engine idle-stop function and fuel cut-off during

In a bid to further reduce consumption, the EcoCharge is also fitted low-rolling-resistance tyres and lightweight wheels.

Other identifying on the hybrid include a unique white satin paint with a subtle blue ‘specialised’ headlight treatment and LED illumination integrated into the fascia.

Inside, the vehicle hi-tech seat materials according to Suzuki, require 84 per less energy to produce and 80 per cent fewer emissions virgin material production.

American Suzuki Motor director of automotive marketing and planning, Steve Younan, the company was “continuing to study the of the hybrid technology used in EcoCharge.

“Our basic was to attain substantial gains in economy without the traditional in drivability required with mid-size hybrid sedans,” he

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“The proof of our concept is the Kizashi EcoCharge has the capability to a 25 per cent fuel economy in real-world driving through an charge to the powertrain system still retaining the production dynamic handling and braking that make it a standout performer.”

Meanwhile, the turbocharged Apex concept car presented in New adds fuel to the case for a factory version of the mid-size following a number of aftermarket that have built for such a model and which is on the cards as a dealer-fit accessory in

Suzuki Australia has confirmed to that it has put on hold the case to a Kizashi Turbo here – but has not shelved the program – after a high-performance concept at last Australian International Motor that was developed in conjunction Californian-based hot tuners Road Motorsports in the US.

That version an intercooled turbo with of boost that raised the four-cylinder’s maximum output to and 330Nm – up from 131kW and on the naturally aspirated version the entire range, including the AWD Sport version.

“We think is potential for a higher performance and are hopeful the concept shown by the US more momentum for the possibility of a version,” Mr Ellis said. at this stage there are no plans.”

Designed to showcase the link Suzuki’s automotive division and its motorcycle racing program, the has arrived with the standard engine plus a Garrett an air-to-liquid intercooler, electronic control and a specific engine unit calibration “to provide drivability”.

As a result, peak is said to climb to between and 300hp at 5800-6200rpm – equivalent to 205kW and 224kW – with a boost of 8.5psi.

The powertrain is with a six-speed manual – as seen on the Australian turbo and in contrast to the CVT transmission on the current AWD – while enthusiast drivers also welcome the Yokohama 245/35-section 19-inch tyres use “advanced nanotechnology micro-fibre to maximise traction in both wet and dry

Other points of interest the GSX-R Superbike-inspired paintwork, performance alloy wheels a so-called ‘burnt-asphalt’ finish), Xenon headlights, LED-based and, in the cabin, ‘laser Alcantara accents on the black sports seats and steering

“Our turbo-equipped concept the already-exceptional Kizashi platform and it with a substantial boost,” Mr Younan.

“The Kizashi concept will further our flagship sedan in the US among who crave added power and

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