Vehicles Axed in 2013

Vehicles Axed in 2013

Suzuki Kizashi, Grand Vitara and SX4

Not only did Suzuki discontinue three different nameplates for the 2013 model year, the whole brand bowed out of the North America market. How’s that for dedication? The Kizashi sedan, Grand Vitara sport utility and SX4 small car met their maker(s) last year, which is a real shame. They weren’t necessarily bad products, especially the spunky Kizashi; it’s just that nobody bought them. The midsize sedan was particularly appealing; it looked nice, drove well and delivered respectable fuel economy. It was a solid effort and in many ways more desirable than something like a Toyota Camry. We like the Kizahsi and will miss it.

  • MistyGreen

    Wait a sec, the Tribeca came out as a 2013 model and is now out as a 2014.

  • Zack

    A simple list with descriptions and pictures is nice. I hate these slideshows you have to wait to load…

  • Verge Godemiché

    Regarding the Audi TT-RS, the article complains that 5-cylinder engines are not enjoyable and “go against physics.” Then it says the motor was fantastic in the TT-RS. Is your author schizophrenic?

    I seem to remember some awesome Audi Quattro 20-valve 5-cylinder rallye cars back in the 80’s. This motor is a VW-Audi staple. If I remember correctly Audi first employed the 5-cylinder engine in the 1976 Audi 100. Bullsh*t about “moaning like a camel.” I think they’ve got it working like a champ over the last 38 years.

  • ColumWood

    I believe Craig was complaining about the regular 2.5L 5-cyl used in the Golf and other cars. The Audi’s TT-RS’s 2.5T is amazing. We’re big fans!