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.