Vehicles Axed in 2013

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Vehicles Axed in 2013
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A lot went down in 2013. It was something of a banner year for the automotive business. Products continued to get better, sales steadily improved and alternative propulsion, whether in the form of electricity or diesel gained significant traction. Continue Reading...

2013 Safest Cars in America List Released by IIHS; 13 Achieve ‘Top Safety Pick Plus’ Rating

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2013 Safest Cars in America List Released by IIHS; 13 Achieve ‘Top Safety Pick Plus’ Rating
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After several announcements of various models that were awarded the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s “Top Safety Pick Plus” rating, the IIHS has released its full list of its safest cars for 2013. Continue Reading...

14 Cars Axed in 2012

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14 Cars Axed in 2012
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As 2012 winds to an end, AutoGuide looks back at all the vehicles that received the axe this year, some that will be missed, while others surely won’t be. Starting it off is the Acura ZDX, a crossover that had a very tough time breaking into the market. Priced at around $51,815 including delivery, the… Continue Reading...

Suzuki Kizashi Super Bowl Commercial Revealed [Video]

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Titled “Sled”, Suzuki will be showing off their all-wheel drive 2012 Kizashi sport sedan for this year’s Super Bowl commercial. The Kizashi is also the same vehicle Suzuki showed off in their Super Bowl ad last year, which was the company’s first ever. The ad was developed by Siltanen & Partners Advertising, and hopes to… Continue Reading...

New York 2011: Suzuki Kizashi EcoCharge Hybrid Hops on the Green Bandwagon

New York 2011: Suzuki Kizashi EcoCharge Hybrid Hops on the Green Bandwagon
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Suzuki is hopping on the hybrid bandwagon with their new Kizashi EcoCharge, a concept car designed to hint at the possibility of a hybrid Kizashi. Suzuki claims that the Kizashi will deliver a 25 percent increase in fuel economy without any performance drawbacks, thanks to a 144 horsepower 2.0L 4-cylinder gasoline engine and a 20… Continue Reading...

Suzuki Kizashi To Debut At New York Auto Show With Significant Upgrades

Suzuki Kizashi To Debut At New York Auto Show With Significant Upgrades
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Suzuki is set to reveal two all new cars at the upcoming New York Auto Show and the automaker has announced that one of those vehicles will be an updated Kizashi. With Suzuki stating that the new reveal will bring the “Kizashi to the next level,”, we’re left wondering whether this may be the long… Continue Reading...

Suzuki Kizashi To Be Sold In The United Kingdom

Suzuki Kizashi To Be Sold In The United Kingdom
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The Suzuki Kizashi may have enjoyed critical acclaim (and rightly so) but it’s sales figures have never been stellar. Suzuki is planning to sell the Kizashi in the UK  later in 2011, and while Suzuki only plans on selling 500 units, it’s difficult to imagine the car being anything more than a low-volume curiosity. With… Continue Reading...

New Suzuki Kizashi Ads Target Premium Cars, A Limo and a Guy in Bubble Wrap [Video]

New Suzuki Kizashi Ads Target Premium Cars, A Limo and a Guy in Bubble Wrap [Video]
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To say Suzuki is struggling a bit in North America is an under statement. After posting record sales of 101,884 units in 2007, their sales took a drastic turn for the worse in 2009 when they shifted just 38,689 vehicles. 2010 is not looking good either as sales are again down by a lethal 42%…. Continue Reading...

Suzuki SEMA Lineup Revealed

Suzuki SEMA Lineup Revealed
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Suzuki, everyone’s favorite forgotten automaker, is still alive and kicking, and set to bring a number of vehicles to SEMA, including two Kizashis and an Equator pickup truck. First up will be the Kizashi Bonneville Special, a 500 horsepower turbocharged Kizashi that was able to hit nearly 204 mph at the famed salt flats, setting… Continue Reading...

Suzuki Swift North American Launch Delayed

Suzuki Swift North American Launch Delayed
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Suzuki‘s Swift compact car won near universal praise in Europe and Asia, winning Car of the Year awards in the UK and Japan, as well as seeing duty in international rally championships. Suzuki was all set to bring the next generation Swift to North America, as a follow-up to their Kizashi sedan, but the project… Continue Reading...

Suzuki Kizashi Sets 203.7-MPH Record at Bonneville Salt Flats

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As a part of Suzuki‘s ongoing push to drum up interest in the surprisingly good Kizashi sedan, the Japanese automaker teamed up with Road & Track to build a Bonneville Salt Flats racer. Thanks to engine builder Richard Holdener and the fearless driving skills of R&T editor Sam Mitani, Suzuki got the record it was… Continue Reading...

Suzuki Buys Out 50 Dealers Across The United States

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Suzuki Buys Out 50 Dealers Across The United States
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With sales falling 75 percent since their record-setting year in 2007, Suzuki has taken the drastic measure of buying out 50 of its worst performing stores in the United States. Since 2007, when Suzuki sold just over 100,000 cars, the brand has gone from 486 franchises to 300. Most dealers are selling just five cars… Continue Reading...

Road & Track Magazine Builds Suzuki Kizashi For Bonneville Salt Flats

Road & Track Magazine Builds Suzuki Kizashi For Bonneville Salt Flats
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Road & Track magazine is helping prep a Suzuki Kizashi to attack two land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats. In conjunction with master race car builder Richard Holdener, the team from R&T will attack the naturally aspirated Gas Coupe class, as well as the turbocharged Blown Gas Coupe category. The naturally aspirated record… Continue Reading...

Suzuki Gives You $250 If You Don’t Buy A Kizashi

Suzuki Gives You $250 If You Don’t Buy A Kizashi
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Suzuki is so confident that you will like their new Kizashi sedan, that they are offering customers $250 if they test drive a Kizashi and then purchase one of its rivals. Included in the offer are the four-cylinder versions of the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Mazda6, Ford Fusion, Nissan Altima or Chevrolet Malibu. Curiously, the… Continue Reading...

New Suzuki Swift Pictures Released

New Suzuki Swift Pictures Released
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One day after spy photos of the new Suzuki Swift were captured, Suzuki has released official shots of their new MINI-rivaling subcompact, and the car looks great, despite it being more of an evolution than a clean-sheet design. The car is slightly long, lower and wider and weight has been reduced, though Suzuki didn’t specify… Continue Reading...

2011 Suzuki Swift Spied

2011 Suzuki Swift Spied
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The 2011 Suzuki Swift has been spied on the Nurburgring in full camouflage, but now, uncovered examples have been spotted on a transport truck in Hungary, giving us a closer look at the car’s styling. Only the rear was visible, but it’s safe to say that the design is an evolution of the current Swift’s looks…. Continue Reading...

Suzuki Kizashi Turbo Concept Packs 290 Horsepower

Suzuki Kizashi Turbo Concept Packs 290 Horsepower
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When it comes to modified imports, Suzuki isn’t the first name that pops into your head. But Road Race Motorsports, a California based Suzuki tuner, decided that the Kizashi was due for some upgrades, and the end result is a car that has transitioned from mild-mannered sports sedan into something entirely different. Road Race Motorsports’… Continue Reading...

2010 North American Car & Truck of the Year Nominees Announced

2010 North American Car & Truck of the Year Nominees Announced
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We still have more than half of 2009 to go and already the list of 2010 North American Car & Truck of the Year nominees have been picked. That’s because the list is essentially a list of every new model for 2010. Nominated for car of the year are: the Audi S4, BMW Z4, BMW… Continue Reading...