2011 Suzuki Kizashi Apex Concept
The second prototype version of Suzuki’s sedan model called the Kizashi Apex Concept, which unveiled together with Kizashi EcoCharge Concept at the New York Auto Show. The Apex version concentrates purely on the performance aspect of the build while also showcasing the link between Suzuki’s automotive division and its championship-winning motorcycles.
“Our turbo-equipped concept leverages the already-exceptional Kizashi platform and infuses it with a substantial boost,” said Steve Younan, director of automotive marketing and product planning, American Suzuki Motor Corporation. “The Kizashi Apex Concept will further elevate our flagship sedan in the U.S. among enthusiasts who crave added power and performance.”
A turbocharged unit of Suzuki Kizashi Apex Concept Sport based on the stock 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. Engineers added an air-to-liquid intercooler and an electronic boost control, and optimized the engine control unit. Suzuki says the system takes the Kizashi’s peak output into the 275-300 horsepower range, with a maximum boost of 8.5 psi.
The mechanical upgrades are complemented by a styling package that draws on the actual Suzuki GSX-R superbike race design theme adding a new livery along with LED foglights, Euro-spec high intensity discharge (HID) headlamps, and 19-inch alloys wrapped in Yokohama S.Drive 245/35-R19 tires. The interior also features some changes, most notably the laser blue Alcantara accents on the sport seats and steering wheel.
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