Suzuki unveiled its sports edition of the 2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport at the 2010 New York Auto Show. Finally, Suzuki designed something that is attractive since the Suzuki Sidekick in the early 90’s; well, sort of. Suzuki’s new ‘Sport’ variant is scheduled to go on sale in the United States this August. Pricing for the all-new 2011 Kizashi Sport will be announced when it is about to hit the dealer showrooms.
Until then, here are some fun performance numbers and amenities. Word is that Suzuki is not planning to offer a V6 version of the Suzuki Kizashi Sport sedan. So, we are stuck with the four cylinder found in the S to SLS trims of the current Suzuki Kizashi. The four-cylinder engine is rated at 185 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 170 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm. Power is transferred through the wheels by a six-speed manual transmission or automatic transmission.
The new 2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport is more muscular looking with its revised front fascia, lower grille, and body side sill extensions. In addition, the lower body side molding with chrome accents and a trunk mounted spoiler are added to give the car an aggressive look. A custom light weight 18-inch alloy wheels and a 10mm lower ride height for a combination of better aerodynamics and a lower center of gravity for enhanced grip and sharper handling.
Inside, the new Kizashi gets a distinctive designed sport steering wheel with perforated leather grip and contrasting stitching on the leather seats, shifter boot and emergency brake boot.
The current 2010 Kizashi has a price range from $19,000 all the way up to $26,900 for an all-wheel drive model. And the prices do not include the $735 destination and handling charge. So expect to see the 2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport to fall in around $24,900.