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2012-15 Suzuki Kizashi, SX-4 recalled

Suzuki has recalled the Kizashi and SX-4 over concerns a manufacturing error could cause problems with the continuously-variable transmission. According to the company, a resistor on the circuit board inside the CVT controller could develop a crack in its soldered portion...

Time Machine Tuesday: 8 May 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of May 8 in years past...

Suzuki Kizashi retires

Some seven years after first launching in Australia, the Suzuki Kizashi has been retired. The news was brought to our attention by CarAdvice reader Michael, who noticed the small mid-sized sedan had disappeared from the company's local website. A call to Suzuki Australia general manager Andrew Moore confirmed the news. "Yes, it has left us," Moore said...

Suzuki Kizashi range updated: new $29,990 driveaway entry point

The Suzuki Kizashi range has been updated with the new specifications, equipment and prices headlining the changes. Now all sharing the flagship Kizashi Sport AWD’s sports body kit, 10mm lower suspension and ‘Sport’ moniker, the three-variant line-up has a new entry-level price point. Thanks to the new pricing structure, the 131kW/230Nm 2...

Suzuki Kizashi, Grand Vitara upgraded with rear-view camera

High-grade variants of the Suzuki Kizashi and Suzuki Grand Vitara have been upgraded with a standard rear-view camera for no extra cost. The reversing camera system has been added to Kizashi Prestige ($34,990-$36,990) and Sport AWD ($39,990) models as well as the Grand Vitara Sport ($31,490-$33,490) and Prestige ($38,990) variants, integrating into the 6...

Suzuki Kizashi Track Day & Driver Training

When Suzuki launched the Kizashi, the Japanese brand promised to reinvent itself in Australia. Aiming to claim market share in the medium car segment and reposition itself as a brand for everyone. Since its launch amid the global financial crisis, the medium car segment has begun to slow down...

Suzuki Kizashi Apex and EcoCharge Concepts unveiled at New York show

Suzuki has unveil two new concepts at the New York International Auto Show in the US. Called the Suzuki Kizashi EcoCharge Concept and Suzuki Kizashi Apex Concept, they present technology catered for both the ec0-minded driver and the sporty, enthusiast driver. The Suzuki Kizashi Apex Concept features a new turbocharged engine thanks to a Garrett ball-bearing turbo unit providing 8...

2011 Suzuki Swift, Kizashi five-star ANCAP safety rating

The 2011 Suzuki Swift and the 2011 Suzuki Kizashi have both earned five-star safety ratings from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) in the latest round of crash testing. The all-new Swift, launched in Australia this week, earns the rating thanks to its standard seven airbags (dual front, side, curtain and driver’s knee), electronic stability control (ESC), electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), anti-lock brakes (ABS) and intelligent seatbelt reminders for the front seats...

Video: Suzuki Kizashi versus cars and other weird things

Suzuki's American arm has launched a new campaign to kickstart Kizashi sales in the US, with this new series of commercials, each highlighting the Kizashi's superior quietness, handling and braking versus what it sees as its decidedly upmarket rivals...and a few other oddball choices. We don't see an acceleration test in there, but watching a limousine mow down an entire field of cones is quite humerous...

Suzuki Kizashi Turbo at 2010 AIMS

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...

Suzuki Kizashi Sport AWD launched

Suzuki has added a new performance flagship to its local range with the introduction of the Suzuki Kizashi Sport AWD. Based on the range-topping XLS specification, the Suzuki Kizashi Sports AWD boasts a sophisticated intelligent all-wheel-drive system and aggressive styling features...