Update: Suzuki Kizashi Turbo is FWD- Suzuki told CarAdvice that in order to fit a turbo it could only be done to the manual Kizashi and all-wheel drive variants are all automatic so a turbo was not possible.
After months of begging and pleading with Suzuki to release a performance version of its class-leading Kizashi sedan, the Japanese company took everyone by surprise in introducing the Suzuki Kizashi Turbo.
Although Suzuki is calling it a concept still, we suspect that if the response is good it will go into production. Turbo charging the Kizashi has increase power from 131 to 179 kW with torque hitting 330 Nm (100 Nm higher than before).
“Customers have been asking about a turbocharged version of this car since the original Concept Kizashi was unveiled at Frankfurt more than three years ago, the race-bred Kizashi chassis was always designed to handle more power and we are excited about the potential for a high performance version. We worked closely with our good friends from Road Race Motorsports in the US to produce a concept car with the potential to attack the medium car performance market." Suzuki Australian General Manager Tony Devers
Overall the Kizashi Turbo upgrades power by a good 40 percent meaning the car's well established chassis will finally get the extra power it needs. Additionally the Turbo version gains modified suspension, better brakes and a front strut brace for better handling.
From the outside the Kizashi Turbo stands out thanks to its new unique spoiler and 19-inch alloy wheels.
If you want to see Suzuki make this car, leave a comment on this article as you can bet the folks with the power to make it happen will be reading.
Suzuki Kizashi Turbo specifications
- Engine Turbocharged and intercooled JB24 2.4 litre in-line four
- Boost 7psi
- Power 179 kW at 4800 rpm
- Torque 330 Nm at 4400 rpm
- Transmission Six-speed manual
- Wheels 19 inch Enkei RPF1 alloys
- Tyres 245/40 x 19 inch Pirelli P-Zero