Maruti Suzuki launches the Kizashi
And thus enters the premium luxury sedan segment
Maruti Suzuki India Limited is not playing with the big boys with the launch of their highly anticipated luxury sedan, 'Kizashi'.
Manufactured at Suzuki's Sagara plant in Japan, the Kizashi will be imported into India as a Completely Built-up Unit (CBU), and will be available in India in two variants: 6-speed Manual and Automatic.
The Kizashi is powered by a 2.4 litre DOHC J–Series engine (maximum output: 178 PS @ 6,500rpm and maximum torque: 230Nm @ 4,000rpm). It offers a company claimed fuel efficiency of 12.53kpl (automatic) and 12.45kpl (manual).
Some of the notable features include 6 air bags, ABS with EBD, 10-way power seat for driver with 3-position memory, 4-way power seat for co-driver, smart key entry & keyless push start system, paddle shift in automatic, and electrically adjustable and retractable ORVM.
Kizashi's colour options are limited to 3 very safe options - 'Snow White Pearl', 'Super Black Pearl' and 'Premium Silver Metallic' colours.
Introductory Price for the Kizashi manual transmission is Rs. 16.5 lacs (ex-showroom Delhi) and Rs. 17.12 lacs (ex-showroom Mumbai). The automatic is Rs. 17.5 lacs ex-Delhi and 18.16 lacs ex-Mumbai. Car delivery begins March 2011.
First impressions anyone?