Suzuki boldly goes

Pete Mait

The new Suzuki Kizashi comes as a genuine surprise. In Europe, the Japanese manufacturer is better known for its compact cars and motorbikes. Suzuki have now turned up in the American market with a mid-range vehicle presented as a series production model. Over the last couple of years, three Kizashi concepts have been unveiled, but the finished product looks far more staid than its more disturbing prototypes. The question of whether the car ever sees the light of day in Europe will perhaps be answered at the IAA in Frankfurt.