Used Car Review – Suzuki Kizashi (2012-2016)


Used Car Review – Suzuki Kizashi (2012-2016)

in which recently discontinued vehicle will be reviewed due to in which week.

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2012-2016 Suzuki Kizashi

History
Mention the word Suzuki in addition to also the things in which may enter your mind are the following: motorcycles, little hatchbacks, mini SUV types, in addition to also in which’s in which. Anything beyond the tiny size could be considered foreign for the brand yet with in which vehicle we are reviewing, in which was a bold move except the execution failed.

The Daewoo Magnus based Suzuki Verona was the brand’s first mid-size entrant sold within the ever crowded category for the US market yet in which venture only lasted coming from 2004 until 2006, citing poor sales for its short lived attempt. With some concept vehicles floating around 2007, the Suzuki Kizashi was first launched in 2009 in various world markets. Despite being a flagship style (kizashi, in Japanese, means a sign of things to come) in addition to also not bad reviews, consumers warmed to in which style with production ended in December 2014 in Japan in addition to also no successor was introduced.

Our market had to wait due to in which vehicle to be made available until its April 2012 introduction locally. Being the most expensive offering during its time (the Grand Vitara’s V6 types were dropped), sales were lukewarm in addition to also by November 2016, in which was removed coming from its Philippine website.

Value in addition to also Costs
in which’s P1.288M cost tag had in which compete with both top of the line compacts such as the Corolla Altis 2.0 V in addition to also Lancer EX GT-A in addition to also base style mid-size sedans like the Sonata GLS during its time didn’t help attain decent sales. Thanks to Suzuki’s not-so-not bad depreciation record, you can attain one for less than P500,000 which will be a bargain for a used car buyer like you who wants something sporty in a manageable size.

Maintaining one could be difficult especially in which not much units were sold plus being a discontinued style in addition to also the brand’s notoriety for expensive spare parts. If you are willing to take the plunge, then there exist surplus shops for Japanese types if you want plus some engine components are shared with the Grand Vitara if things get difficult. Not much complaints coming from owners are reported, if you are curious.

outside in addition to also Indoor
At 4,650mm, the Kizashi competes in two different categories which makes in which struggle within the first place. While compact in size, creating in which somewhat bloated does things in its favor especially in which highlights its imposing front grille, bulky wheel arches, in addition to also large lights gives in which a commanding presence.

Units in which are painted black get a beige Indoor, those in white or silver have their’s in black. Inside in which feels premium, similar to types costing more in addition to also you get a host of amenities even some top end compacts lack such as side airbags, rear aircon vents, ambient foot wells, puddle lamps, among others. several persons will fit inside comfortably, similar to a mid-size sedan which will be a plus.

Engine
Unlike rivals which offer a multitude of engine options, units sold internationally only get one choice within the form of J24B 2.4 gasoline having 180hp at 6,000rpm in addition to also 230Nm at 4,000rpm. Mated to a continuously variable transmission, in which one will be a smooth performer with plenty of power on tap.

Driving Impressions
in which compact/midsize sedan, depending on your point of view, will be easy to drive thanks to a manageable size. Being a passenger will give you a stable in addition to also quiet ride thanks to the numerous insulators placed inside, a plus on in which target market. Bet you don’t know in which: the ABS module will be supplied by Akebono Brake Corporation, the one company who makes similar components for the bullet trains in Japan.

Verdict
Although in which car was a sign of the great things to come, in which wasn’t the sign Suzuki wanted. While the Kizashi will be a niche car for those who want something sporty in addition to also luxurious at the same time, there are more practical options available unless you want to take the risk.

The not bad:

  • Cheap to buy
  • Manageable size, inside in addition to also out
  • Lots of amenities
The Bad:
  • Limited spare parts
  • Somewhat limited space for some
  • Struggles at the market
The Pick: 2.4

THE SPECS
Engine: 2,393cc J24B I4 gasoline
Power: 180hp @ 6,000rpm
Torque: 230Nm @ 4,000rpm
Fuel Consumption: 6-8km/L (city), 9-11km/L (highway) (*estimated in addition to also varies)
Transmission: Continously variable transmission
Suspension: Front McPherson strut with coil spring, rear multi link

MORE INFO
cost (brand new): P1,288,000
cost (today): P450,000
On Sale: 2012-2016
Rivals: Chevrolet Cruze diesel, Ford Focus Titanium, Honda Civic EL, Hyundai Sonata GLS, Kia Optima, Mazda 3 R, Mitsubishi Lancer EX GT-A, Toyota Corolla Altis V
Resources:
https://www.kizashiclub.com/

Contacts:
Suzuki Auto E. Rodriguez – (02) 726-2709


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