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Suzuki Electric Vehicle [w/video]

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Lounging In Suzuki’s Race to Electrify Living Room

Suzuki’s roadshow wandered into PA this past weekend as of its Kizashi Kicks campaign. the majority of its sales centralized on the Coast and Midwest, Suzuki is on showing off its wares to the right in the right locales. After a stretch at the Meadowlands Fair in New the Kizashi Kicks campaign at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand before packing up for the Tour of in Illinois and continuing on to Musikfest in Pennsylvania, the Altamont Fair in New and finishing off at the Camplain Valley in Vermont.

We caught up with the Kicks in Pittsburgh to get a taste of what the has to offer, and for a chance to get behind the of Suzuki’s first-ever electric

Taking a cue from other efforts, Suzuki has chosen to use an platform for its first EV. The shape may familiar to those who’ve the marque’s Kizashi versus A4 or attendees of the 2011 Chicago Show. but what’s underneath is and a testament to Suzuki’s engineering

The showpiece’s anemic six-horsepower, SB170 gasoline engine and wheel transmission has been in favor of a 48-volt Club Car pulling electrons from six-volt heavy-duty deep batteries. But you couldn’t tell the outside.

Its dimensions are unchanged, coming in at wide, 36.5-inches deep and high, with a wheelbase of 25 inches perfect for maneuvering in urban areas. In keeping Suzuki’s affordable all-wheel-drive introduced with the SX4 and Kizashi. all wheels are electrically driven up to an top speed. And that’s not the only Suzuki isn’t revealing.

To the competition guessing, Suzuki releasing performance or range but considering the aforementioned ad spot and the of wheelspin we experienced while up the grounds of the Schenley Park course, it’s got the juice. But it have the go?

As is typical of all electric vehicles, is plentiful as soon as you mash the Pep aluminum accelerator pedal. But thrust is quickly overcome by. The only noises you’ll are the subtle whir of the electric and loose change sliding into the back of the seat Braking comes on strong, but need to work out your leg to fully actuate the single-disc brake mounted on the rear

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And while the steering wheel front and center, just the McLaren F1 leaves a bit to be desired for the driver, directional commands are swiftly through the rack-and-pinion though a lack of communication your palms aching for

No, this isn’t a performance but what Suzuki left on the in the driver’s department it swiftly up from the Kings of Comfort.

The bench is designed to seat (complete with lap-belts) and take four in a pinch, and has succeeded in its task to create the comfortable fairway cruiser on the While suspension travel is the couch’s ample cushioning up for any dynamic shortcomings, particularly for the who enjoy acres of legroom and an dash that’s perfectly for kicking your feet up.

Interior lighting is handled by an lamp, but the obvious lack of a apparatus to keep your chilled is an unacceptable oversight. Suzuki’s team assured us this may be rectified in the future.

it might not be as refined as a Nissan or as engaging as a Tesla Roadster. EV wins on charisma, comfort and And while it’s not slated for production, you can get some seat when the Kizashi Kicks rolls through your

We’ll be waiting, and we wouldn’t be to find a few competing automaker joining us for the ride.


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