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Maruti Suzuki launches the Kizashi

By Motortrend India Staff   |   01 February,2011

Maruti Suzuki India Limited, the country’s largest car manufacturer today unveiled it’s much awaited luxurious and sporty sedan, ‘Kizashi’ with a price tag of Rs 16.5 Lakh for the MT and Rs 17.5 Lakh for the CVT(Ex-showroom Delhi). Kizashi is the company’s first offering in the upper end of the Indian car market.

Kizashi offers an excellent packaging of feature rich luxury, style and sporty performance. It is manufactured at Suzuki Motor Corporation’s Sagara plant in Japan and will be imported into India as a Completely Built-up Unit (CBU). After its launch in Japan in late 2009, the Kizashi was introduced in the US.

Speaking at the launch, Shinzo Nakanishi, Managing Director and CEO, Maruti Suzuki India said, “The Kizashi is a major step forward for Maruti Suzuki. With the launch of this luxurious sporty sedan, Maruti Suzuki is able to offer an international car to top-end customers in India. I am delighted to note that most previews by auto experts here have been positive, appreciating the Kizashi’s stylish looks, sporty performance and luxurious feel. We are fully geared to delight customers in a segment where we have been absent so far.”

The Kizashi is powered by a 2.4 litre DOHC J-Series engine that ensures potent performance (maximum output: 178 PS @ 6,500rpm and a maximum torque: 230Nm @ 4,000rpm) while offering excellent fuel efficiency of 12.53 Kmpl (CVT) and 12.45 Kmpl (6-speed MT). The Kizashi will give customers a choice of Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT), which further promotes fuel economy along with a superior driving experience. The 6-speed Manual Transmission (MT) is tuned for the true driving enthusiast to give a taste of Suzuki Motor Corporation’s high technological competence.

With a host of safety features such as 6 Air bags, Electronic Stability Program with traction control, ABS with EBD, Projector headlamp, Hill Hold Control (HHC) in CVT variant and ISO fix child seat anchorage, Maruti Suzuki Kizashi also is the recipient of five star rating in US NCAP crash tests. The Kizashi will be available in Snow White Pearl, Super Black Pearl and Premium Silver Metallic colors.

While the bookings amount for the Maruti Suzuki Kizashi begins at Rs 50,000, the deliveries is slated to begin in March 2011.

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