C-segment concept could hint at the direction of a new Kizashi. But, we won’t get it.
As soon as Suzuki pulls out of North America, they start producing concepts for cars people here might actually buy. First it was the S-Cross Concept they showed in Paris. Now this, the Suzuki AUTHENTICS Concept.
Okay, okay, maybe you wouldn’t buy it. And it does look down-right derivative of some other cars. But, compared to their current line-up, it’s absolutely state-of-the-art.
The AUTHENTICS Concept is just that – a concept – but it could pave the way for a new design direction for Suzuki and, specifically, give us an idea what a second generation Kizashi may look like…if they ever get around to building one.
Press release and photo gallery below.
Suzuki announcements at the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition
Suzuki Motor Corporation has made the following announcements at the 15th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition which is being held from 20 April, 2013* in Shanghai, China.
Concept model “AUTHENTICS”
Suzuki has made world premiere of the C-segment sedan concept model “AUTHENTICS”. “AUTHENTICS” is a concept model of the authentic sedan presented to the C-segment sedan class, which has the largest volume in the Chinese automobile market.
- By keeping its overall height low and adopting a long wheelbase, it realizes a stable authentic sedan style.
- The main characteristics are its sharp and sporty character lines and an inflected body shape with an elegant curved surface.
Suzuki plans to produce and distribute the production model based on “AUTHENTICS” by the end of 2014 at its joint venture in China, Chongqing Changan Suzuki Automobile Co., LTD.
Also, by distributing the “SX4 S-CROSS” (Chinese spec), which will be produced from the end of 2013 at the same joint venture, Suzuki will seek to expand its shares in China.
New motorcycle “GW250S”
Suzuki has made world premiere of the new “GW250S”, a model that has equipped a half-fairing on the on-road motorcycle “GW250”, which is being produced by Suzuki’s joint venture in China, Changzhou Haojue Suzuki Motorcycle Co., LTD., and favored not only in China but also in Japan, Europe, etc.
By equipping a half-fairing, it gives a sportier image while increasing wind protection such as when riding on highways. Also with the higher handlebar, it realizes a more comfortable riding position.
Suzuki will launch the “GW250S” in China, and plans to distribute them in the overseas market.