2011 SUZUKI KIZASHI ECOCHARGE CONCEPT
Suzuki unveiled a gas-electric concept variant with EcoCharge of its Kizashi sedan at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). The car is innovative and eye-catching four-door further illustrates Suzuki’s global eco-mobility story, and accentuates the company’s effort in socially-conscious motoring.
The Suzuki Kizashi EcoCharge Concept derives power from a 2.0-liter inline-four gasoline engine, working in tandem with an advanced electric propulsion system, which consists of a liquid-cooled 15-kW motor/generator unit tied to a 115-volt air-cooled lithium-ion battery. The combination optimizes fuel economy and delivers an electric power boost during acceleration for a more spirited driving experience. The Suzuki Kizashi EcoCharge Concept delivers a 25 percent lift to highway fuel economy over today’s Kizashi.
The car also utilizes numerous fuel-conserving technologies, including regenerative braking, automatic engine shut-off when the car comes to a stop, fuel cut-off during deceleration events and low-rolling resistance tires.
2011 SUZUKI KIZASHI APEX CONCEPT SPORT CAR
The second prototype version of Suzuki’s sedan model called the Kizashi Apex Concept, which unveiled together with Kizashi EcoCharge Concept at the New York Auto Show. The Apex version concentrates purely on the performance aspect of the build while also showcasing the link between Suzuki’s automotive division and its championship-winning motorcycles.
A turbocharged unit of Suzuki Kizashi Apex Concept Sport based on the stock 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. engineers added an air-to-liquid intercooler and an electronic boost control, and optimized the engine control unit. Suzuki says the system takes the Kizashi’s peak output into the 275-300 horsepower range, with a maximum boost of 8.5 psi.
The mechanical upgrades are complemented by a styling package that draws on the actual Suzuki GSX-R superbike race design theme adding a new livery along with LED foglights, Euro-spec high intensity discharge (HID) headlamps, and 19-inch alloys wrapped in Yokohama S.Drive 245/35-R19 tires. The interior also features some changes, most notably the laser blue Alcantara accents on the sport seats and steering wheel.