Make / Model Search

Future models - Suzuki - Kizashi - II

First look: Suzuki presents latest Kizashi concept

Muscle: V6 engine in Kizashi 2 is the biggest Suzuki has used.

Micro concepts aside, Suzuki flexes more muscle at Tokyo

3 Oct 2007

SUZUKI will present a development of its wild Kizashi medium-sized concept car at the Tokyo motor show later this month – this time with a 3.6-litre V6 engine, the biggest engine the Japanese micro-car marque claims it has ever used.

Determined to recast the mould as a manufacturer of bigger vehicles, despite using the theme “small cars for a big future” at its all-important home-market auto show, Suzuki has replaced the more Euro-oriented 2.0-litre turbo-diesel shown in Frankfurt just weeks ago for the bigger engine which, like the diesel, is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.

30 center imageLeft: X-Head and Palate concepts.

No other technical details were provided in the pre-show release, although Suzuki did announce that in addition to the “Kizashi 2” it would unveil three other concepts: “Sustainable Mobility”, the lifestyle-oriented “X-Head” utility and parent-slanted “Palette”.

Sustainable Mobility combines a single-seat low-speed transport pod – “Pixy” – and a minicar-based mobility unit dubbed the Suzuki Sharing Coach (SSC). The pod can also be coupled with a sportscar unit (SSF) and a marine unit (SSJ), creating “a new kind of personal mobility and sharing system”.

The X-Head “cross utility vehicle” is perhaps of more interest to Australian consumers, with off-road capabilities akin to the Grand Vitara and Jimny combined with the load-carrying capacity of Suzuki’s APV light commercial vehicle.

Finally, the Palette is said to combine “emotionally appealing styling cues with a cabin roomy enough for four people … and a level of comfort unprecedented among minicars”.

It also has a utilitarian nature, with power-operated sliding doors on either side of the vehicle and a low, flat floor.

Read more:

First look: Suzuki breaks medium mould

First look: Kizashi is Suzuki’s new medium

The Road to Recovery podcast series

Click to share

Click below to follow us on
Facebook  Twitter  Instagram

Suzuki models

Catch up on all of the latest industry news with this week's edition of GoAutoNews
Click here