The recently released Suzuki Kizashi has been awarded top honours in AutoPacific’s 14th annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards in the United States. The Kizashi aims to set Suzuki up with a new brand image as a manufacturer capable of producing more than just light cars and motorcycles.
42,000 American new vehicle owners were asked about their owner satisfaction (in over 48 separate categories) and the Kizashi came out on top scoring the highest in overall satisfaction for all new purchased or leased vehicles sold.
The medium-sized Suzuki managed a final score which was 99 points above the industry average. This meant the Kizashi came first in its segment as well as highest overall for all 2010 vehicles.
“This is tremendous feedback from satisfied owners. The Kizashi continues the long Suzuki tradition of offering the highest levels of value and customer satisfaction. With its combination of stunning design, outstanding performance and high levels of safety, we are extremely confident of seeing similar levels of satisfaction here in Australia.” said Suzuki Australia general manager Tony Devers.
The Kizashi is powered by Suzuki’s own 2.4-litre DOHC in-line four cylinder engine (J24B) delivering 131 kW at 6500 rpm and 230 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm. It uses 7.9L of fuel to travel 100km.
For more information, make sure you read our Suzuki Kizashi Review.