Suzuki Kizashi 3 Concept Headed for New York

Suzuki Concept Kizashi 3
Suzuki Concept Kizashi 3

Concept hints at a large luxury sedan from Suzuki

Suzuki plans to debut the latest in its Kizashi series of design concepts at the New York Auto Show in March.  The Concept Kizashi 3 is an upscale sports sedan, and based on early sketches released by Suzuki, could be close to production.  The Concept Kizashi 3 will be joined on the New York stand by the Concept Kizashi and Concept Kizashi 2.  It will be the first North American appearance for the Kizashi concept series.

Inspired by the theme of a "dynamic athlete in motion," the Kizashi concepts hint at a new design language for Suzuki's automotive lineup.  With the recent introduction of the Equator pickup truck, Suzuki has hinted strongly at plans to expand the lineup further with a flagship luxury sedan.  Could the Concept Kizashi 3 be it?  We'll find out in a couple of weeks.  

Source: Suzuki
Published Mar 6th, 2008 6:31pm By Christopher Jackson

Brea, Calif., (March 6, 2008) – The New York International Auto Show welcomes American Suzuki Motor Corp. on Thursday, March 20, as the company debuts its sleek and athletic Concept Kizashi 3, the final addition to its acclaimed Kizashi concept series.  The Concept Kizashi 3, which suggests both Suzuki’s future design direction and stated intent to offer a larger, more upscale sport sedan, will be joined in New York by the North American debuts of the Concept Kizashi and Concept Kizashi 2.

The Kizashi concept series was developed by Suzuki’s Advanced Design Group to reflect a dynamic athlete in motion, taking its design cues from a strong, honed physique while displaying the performance, strength and style befitting a flagship vehicle.  The design theme began with the Concept Kizashi, which made its debut at the 2007 International Motor Show in Frankfurt, and the Concept Kizashi 2, unveiled at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show last October, which further pushed Suzuki’s new design language. The Concept Kizashi 3 will represent the completion of the Kizashi concept series as well as providing a closer-to-production vision of a future Suzuki sport sedan offering.  The complete Kizashi concept series will be revealed at the Suzuki press conference on Thursday, March 20, at 12:10 p.m. in booth 1215 at the Javits center.

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way to go Suzuki ! this is indeed a major effort in beating the Americans and the Germans in their own game.
Mar 13th, 2008 2:39pm
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radmeister radmeister
GM will never let them build something this sensual and sexy. Everything has to be bland and 90% plastic.
Mar 9th, 2008 10:49pm
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adamMoore adamMoore
GM? the point of them building this car is to cut ties with GM... thats why they get rid of the Verona. This new car, like the SX4, is all Japanese baby! I like it... hope that they make it look as good as the concept and give it a good powertrain...
Mar 13th, 2008 3:24am
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lilken21 lilken21
...it's what would happen if a Lexus IS and an Audi A4 had an offspring
Mar 8th, 2008 6:08am
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v6s_stink v6s_stink
I like everything a lot, except the lack of metal work on the front. Some nickel finished fishes would get rid of the fiberglass boat look.
Mar 7th, 2008 12:17am
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asif asif
a bit derivative, but very very sexy nontheless.
Mar 6th, 2008 11:49pm
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