When Suzuki took the wraps off of its 2010 Kizashi earlier this year, it said that the new sedan will be powered by a 185-hp 2.4L DOHC inline 4-cylinder mated to a 6-speed manual transmission or an optional Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). It said that a V6 and hybrid variant of the Kizashi sedan are in the works.
Well, at a recent test-drive for the Kizashi sedan, Suzuki let the press get behind a V6 prototype of the car featuring a 3.6L V6 that produced around 260-hp. The V6 engine will only be mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. While all-wheel-drive is optional on the Suzuki Kizashi with a 4-cylinder engine (which comes standard with FWD), the V6 model is expected to get AWD as a standard option.
Suzuki hasn’t given out a specific time for when it plans to launch the V6 powered Suzuki Kizashi, but said that it is pretty far along development and that the car is at Portland International Raceway for “chassis verification.”
Sales of the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi sedan are scheduled to begin later this winter.
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– By: Kap Shah
Source: Inside Line