50 Cent, rapper, artist, video gamesman, and someone with the business savvy and acumen to top Donald Trump, has declared bankruptcy. We’ve already learned much from it, such as that he didn’t really own a Lamborghini. But we did just learn something incredible – he owns a Suzuki Kizashi. A Suzuki Kizashi SPORT.
Since last year's endless parade of automobile recalls appears headed full steam ahead into 2015, let's kick off the new year with a recall that comes way out left field: Suzuki is recalling nearly 61,000 Kizashi sedans due to a transmission defect.
Let's hop in the DeLorean and travel back to late 2009, back when Suzuki was battered and on the ropes but still alive in the U.S. However, they had one last ace up their sleeves: the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi.
Suzuki won't be selling cars in the US anymore; their US distributor just filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Oh, you're not surprised? Neither are we.
Suzuki says it plans two global reveals for next month's New York Auto Show. One will supposedly be a redesign of the Kizashi that will take the econobox "to the next level." What the hell does that mean?
The Suzuki Kizashi is competitive with the other mid-size sedans in terms of performance, but no one is going to buy one unless it's competitive on price. At $18,999 for a well-equipped base model it could be a Sonata-killer.
Alongside the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi we tested at Virginia International Raceway was a V6-powered "chassis verification prototype" test mule, providing more power and an aggressive body-kit. Is this the car Suzuki should have built instead?
Mid-size sedans are the toasters of the automotive world — appliances automakers make for cow-like consumers to buy. The 2010 Suzuki Kizashi is the newest toaster on the market, trying to be both better and cheaper than the rest.
Reader Aaron sends in this picture of what we're guessing is one of the first unintentionally crashed versions of the untested and unreleased Suzuki Kizashi. The full story from Aaron below the jump.
Finally giving the automaker that's better known for its bikes a competitive entry in the anonymous midsize sedan category, pictures of the Suzuki Kizashi have leaked a day before they were supposed to.
Suzuki seems to be making a concerted effort to establish themselves in the increasingly competitive North American car market. At Chicago they introduced the Suzuki Equator, a Frontier-based entrant into the truck market. At that unveil they hinted at a four-door sports for the NY Auto Show, which is the concept you…