Suzuki to Debut Two Kizashi-Based Concepts at 2011 New York Auto Show
American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC) has stated that it will premiere two concept cars based on the Kizashi platform at the 2011 New York International Auto Show. In fact, the concepts will feature two new “advanced propulsion options” and will be part of the company’s global “Advanced Propulsion” theme.
“The first concept will feature a stylish and socially-conscious sedan propelled by a newly-developed advanced powertrain. The second reveal will be a wildly-schemed and amped up homage to Suzuki‘s motorcycle heritage.” stated Suzuki.
Though the company refrained from going into the specifics, there are chances that the first concept will be a hybrid variant of the Suzuki Kizashi. To back this speculation is the statement that Suzuki officials had made when the sedan was presented in 2009. On the occasion they stated that the company intends to add a fuel efficient hybrid variant to the lineup “in the very near future”.
Meanwhile, the second concept is expected to be a custom tuned model that will imbibe several styling features from the company’s motorcycle division.
Incidentally, the two Suzuki Kizashi concepts will premiere at New York along with 55 other new vehicles that include 35 world and 20 North American premieres.