suzuki: kizashi apex
apr 22, 2011
suzuki: kizashi apex


the ‘kizashi apex’ concept car by suzuki

drawing on its experience engineering both automotives and motorcycles, suzuki has just unveiled at the new york auto show
its ‘kizashi apex’, a concept that adds the high engine performance and boost of the company’s superbike lines
to a restyled ‘kizashi’ 4-seater sedan. the concept vehicle was produced alongside the ‘kizashi ecocharge’,
a renovation designed for to increase the energy efficiency of the original ‘kizashi’.


side view


rear view


three-quarters rear view

in the ‘apex’ concept, the 2.4L four-cylinder engine features a garrett turbocharger that increases the vehicle’s peak output
to the range of 275-300HP, with a maximum boost of 8.5psi. an air-to-liquid intercooler reduces the overall size
of the coolant system and in particular the required length of ducting, resulting in a faster throttle response
and lower turbo lag so that peak boost is attained significantly faster than with a standard air-to-air system.
dual exhaust pipes, and recalibrated electronic control unit and electronic boost control, further contribute
to the vehicle’s high performance. the transmission for the prototype is a 6-speed manual,
which the company indicates would be standard in any ultimate release of the vehicle.


detail on wheel

featuring low LED foglights and high intensity discharge (HID) headlamps, the exterior of the ‘kizashi apex’
is based off of the superbike line from which it also borrows its performance specifications. the alloy wheels
of the vehicle are encased by yokohama 19-inch tires that utilize a nanotech-engineered micro-fiber compound
to maximize traction in wet and dry conditions.


interior of the ‘kizashi apex’

the car’s interior, primarily cast in black leather, features blue alcantara accents on the bucket seats and steering wheel.


the concept car features blue alcantara detailing on the steering wheel and seats

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