Suzuki has unveiled a high performance concept version of its stunning new Kizashi sedan, pulling back the covers on a high powered Concept Kizashi Turbo at the 2010 Australian International Motor Show.
Concept Kizashi Turbo boasts a force-fed power boost, lifting peak power from 131 to 179 kW, and torque from 230 Newton-metres to 330.
“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,” said Devers.
“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.
Boasting a new high performance engine and stunning new lines, it gives me great pleasure to unveil the Concept Kizashi Turbo.
With its updated engine, Concept Kizashi Turbo is nearly 40 per cent more powerful than its naturally aspirated sibling.
Kizashi’s high handling levels are assisted in the Turbo Concept by a lower ride height, uprated brakes and a front strut brace for increased rigidity.
The performance potential is clear from the aggressive lines, accentuated by a new rear deck spoiler and 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 40-series low profile sports rubber.
Devers said Suzuki would use the motor show to gauge customer reaction to a high performance Kizashi.
“We will closely monitor customer feedback on the concept car and welcome input at facebook.com/suzukiaustralia”