2012 Suzuki Kizashi | new car review

Posted on Jan 2, 2012 by

2012 Suzuki Kizashi has finally rolled out a mid-size sedan that seats 5 in reasonable comfort, is pepped with contemporary styling and looks more than just a grown up Swift – the . The only trim available here in the U.A.E. is the Sport Grade which has a minimalist body kit bolted on i.e. front and rear spoilers and 18” sport aluminium wheels. The exteriors exude clean aggression unlike some after market add ons seen on some street cars.

Kizashi’s engine displacement is matched by the Honda Accord, but trumped by the new Camry and Nissan Altima. On the academic side of thing its 2.4-litre VVT 4-cylinder engine manages to belt out 176bhp at 6,500 rpm and 230 Nm of gyrating force at 4,000 rpm at the crank. Lack of sporting enthusiasm in the Continuous Variable Transmission is made up for by the steering mounted paddle shifts.  There is nothing overly appealing or sinister about the black leather interiors of the 2012 Suzuki Kizashi. Drab is one way of describing it, but it is also clean cut with a focus on functionality. People moving up from a Swift will fill in like a peas in a pod. 2012 Suzuki KizashiYou won’t find yourself craving for basic conveniences like Keyless entry, Start/stop button, Cruise control, Steering mounted controls and a Sunroof in the 2012 Suzuki Kizashi. Multiple drivers can make use of the 10 way power adjustable driver’s seat with 3 position memory while front seat passengers get 4-way power adjustability. The cabin is not exactly largest in class but has decent space and the air quality is kept tempered by the automatic climate control.

The musically inclined get to ear the Rockford Fosgate audio system which come with a CD player, supports mp3 and there is a USB port as well. In this segment you ought to expect 6 airbags including side and curtain, ABS, Electronic Brake-force Distribution & Electronic Stability Program and the 2012 Suzuki Kizashi does not disappoint. It even features Hill hold control, quite unnecessary for a car that fulfills urban driving duties, front and rear parking sensors that will warn you before you scrape a bumper or nudge a passer by while parking into a slot.

Suzuki have chosen to price the vehicle at a slightly greedy AED 106,000 which may play against their strategy as the months go by, although it does come inclusive of a 5-year unlimited km warranty and 1st and 2nd services come free of charge.2012 Suzuki Kizashi


Body type: Mid-size Sedan
Seating Capacity: 5
Engine: 2.4-litre 4-cylinder VVT
Max power (bhp @ rpm): 176bhp @ 6,500 rpm
Max torque (Nm @ rpm): 230Nm @ 4,000 rpm
Transmission: CVT
Drivetrain layout: Front engine; Front wheel drive
Price: AED 106,000

One Response to 2012 Suzuki Kizashi | new car review

  1. Ronman Reply

    January 4, 2012 at 11:48 am

    This car is very well built and nicely designed and packaged, but my main issue is with rear seat space there is a 10 to 15 cm slab of plastic between the door recess and where the seat backs start, wasting some precious hip and shoulder room.

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