The largest car manufacturer in India Maruti Suzuki, which was earlier specializing on economy models, launched its premium sedan known as the Maruti Suzuki Kizashi.
With an introductory price of Rs.16.5 lacs, the sedan was launched in the Indian market. Imported from Suzuki’s Japan facility, the car is powered by a 2.4 litre petrol engine, which generates a power of 175 hp at 6,500 rpm. Further, the engine churns out a torque of 230 Nm at 4,000 rpm. With 4 cylinders and 16 valves, the car is capable of reaching a speed of 100 Kmph in 8.8 seconds and 7.8 seconds for the CVT model. The new Maruti Suzuki Kizashi
is widely appreciated for its excellent interiors. With huge leg and head space, the new Maruti Suzuki Kizashi 2011
proves comfortable for both drivers and passengers.
The driver cannot complain about the ride and handling of new Kizashi
as the machine rules the road while the speedometer touches the 3 digit mark. Maruti Kizash has front grille similar to that of the swift. Like the Japanese model, Maruti Suzuki Kizashi
has similar sporty and athletic looks. With bigger upper grille, headlight and fog lights, the front face of this car delivers a muscular look. The lower and upper grilles of the car are U’ shape cluster. With twin exhaust system, the rear view of Maruti Suzuki Kizashi
becomes sportier. The car has wide front and rear windshields, which promise adequate vision on both sides. Kizashi
has 8 airbags (front, rear and curtain), windows and mirrors, pushbutton, keyless start and Dual-zone climate control, which makes it a luxurious model.
The sedan attains sporty look due to the stylish tail-light at the back. Maruti Suzuki Kizashi car
is loaded with Anti-lock braking system and EBD, cruise control and ESP (electronic stability program), which provides safety to the passengers. This luxurious sedan from Maruti Suzuki competes against Skoda Laura, Honda City and Volkswagen Jetta to prove its existence. The car has received positive response from Indian customers, who treats it as a style icon.Launch History of Maruti Suzuki Kizashi
the producer of economy vehicles launched its luxurious sedan new Kizashi
on 2nd February 2011. This car is said to be the bigger and stronger version of Maruti Suzuki
SX4. Loaded with 2.4 litre petrol engine, this new sedan from Maruti Suzuki delivers excellent performance. The engine of new Kizashi 2011
generates power of 175 hp and torque of 230 Nm. This luxurious sedan is designed to prove itself in every front be it features, handling or power. The car is offered to the Indian customers in six speed continuously variable transmission and six-speed manual transmission. Maruti Suzuki Kizashi
cars have 17 inch alloy rims shod with 215/55 R17 tyres, which contributes towards its exterior design. Offered in price range of Rs. 16.50 lacs for MT and Rs. 17.50 for CT models, the new Maruti Suzuki Kizashi 2011
is all set to give tough competition to existing players such as Toyota Camry, Skoda Laura and the Honda Accord. From Suzuki’s Sagara plant in Japan, the Completely Built Unit (CBU) is imported.Variants (Models) of Maruti Suzuki Kizashi
Maruti Suzuki offers its luxury car Kizashi
in MT and CVT models. Both these variants are powered by similar engine but there are certain variations in terms of features. There is also certain amount of price differences between the two models. The differences of models of new Kizashi in India
are explained in the table.
Pricing of Maruti Suzuki Kizashi:Maruti Suzuki Kizashi in India
| Models || Features |
| Maruti Suzuki Kizashi MT || This model of new Kizashi is loaded with 6 speed manual transmission for better acceleration. The car has audio streaming and wireless mobile phone integration CD/MP3 player with FM, 7 speakers. Some safety features included are force limiter and height adjusters, 6 Airbags, 3-point ELR (Emergency Locking Retractor) seatbelts with pretensioner, ISOFIX child seat anchorages and child safety locks. |
| Maruti Suzuki Kizashi CVT || This variant has same features like the MT model but it has automatic Continuous Variable Transmission. |
is offered in two variants such as Maruti Suzuki
Kizashi MT and Maruti Suzuki
Kizashi CVT. Although there are not much difference between the two models but the new Kizashi price
for the manual transmission model is fixed around Rs. 16.5 lacs. However, the CVT or automatic transmission model is priced at Rs. 17.5 lacs. There may also be price variance of Maruti Suzuki Kizashi in India
among cities.Review of Maruti Suzuki Kizashi
The premium luxury car Maruti Suzuki Kizashi
entered the Indian market with lots of hopes. Kizashi means “
sign of good things to come” and it is definitely expected by the company. The car scores well in the looks department as Maruti Suzuki has delivered its best effort to design this sedan. To give the car a nice wide sporty stance, the neat lines work their magic. The front section of the car has a large grille with a honeycomb mesh. A neat inbuilt spoiler is housed on the trunk lid of the rear. The design element of the new Maruti Suzuki Kizashi
makes it appealing for both thrill seeking enthusiast and conservative customer. The 17 inch alloy rims shod with 215/55 R17 rubber complements the entire exterior design.
In terms of quality and design, the interior of Kizashi cars
says similar story. The dual tone dashboard of the car is crafted perfectly to add beauty to it. However, the texture could be little more refined. The door trims in leather and the inner handles have dashes of chrome, which is never seen in earlier Martuti cars. Superior quality plastics are used for the interiors of the car, which contributes towards its durability. The company has taken maximum care of the comfort of the passengers, while designing Maruti Suzuki Kizashi 2011.
The legroom of the car is one of the best in the automobile segment. When it comes to the entertainment section, the new Kizashi
is no way inferior to other luxury sedans in the market.
The car comes with quality speakers, which provides high defined sound. Further, the car has rear air conditioning vents and automatic climate control to deal with various weather conditions. Being an import car, the stalks for the lights and window wipers of Maruti Suzuki Kizashi
are set up in the European fashion. Due to the rain sensor features, the wipers work automatically when it rains. The driver and passenger seats of this car can be electronically adjusted. For convenience of the driver, the audio controls are provided on the steering. In addition to the other controls, the CVT version of Kizashi
is provided with steering mounted paddle shifts. For height and rake, the steering wheel can be adjusted manually. As a whole, it can be said that new Maruti Suzuki Kizashi
is the best sedan from Maruti and the company expects better response from Indian customers.Used Car Market of Maruti Suzuki Kizashi:
Being quite new in the market, it is not easy to find a used model of Maruti Suzuki Kizashi 2011.
However, if such models are available, it will be a wise decision to make the purchase. Some authorised dealers of Maruti Suzuki
deals in second hand cars and one can be lucky enough to find a used Kizashi 2011.Specifications of Maruti Suzuki Kizashi
An example of engineering excellence, Maruti Suzuki Kizashi
is a perfect car to drive. The car comes with 2.4 litre DOHC petrol engine, which generates torque of 230 Nm at 4000 rpm. Further, the power generated is 175 hp at 6500 rpm, which makes this car suitable for long journeys. The overall length, width and height of new Maruti Suzuki Kizashi
are 4,650 mm, 1,820 mm and 1,490 mm. The sedan has a wheel base of 2700 mm and ground clearance is 145mm. Kizashi
has a front and rear treads of 1,565 mm whereas the rear and front headroom of the car is 939.8 mm and 998.22 mm respectively.Exterior of Maruti Suzuki Kizashi:
The premium luxury sedan from Maruti Suzuki, new Kizashi
is designed with extreme precision. This car is considered superior than many other cars, owing to its classy looks. To take it a D segment sedan, Maruti Suzuki
has taken care of every aspect.
Exterior AppearanceMaruti Suzuki Kizashi
has sporty and elegant front view and it sports jewel like projector headlamps, regal honeycomb grille and lower grille. In a 'U' shaped design, the upper and lower grilles are fitted. From the lower grille, rectangular fog lamp cluster is separately placed. The headlamp is located in the headlight cluster. At the lower end of the front windsheild, rain sensing automatic wiper is provided. The Maruti Suzuki Kizashi
has body coloured outside rear view mirror, which contributes towards its style. These mirrors are powered electronically. To add beauty to the vehicle, the door handle bars of Maruti Suzuki Kizashi 2011
are also painted in body shade. Due to its design, the rear hatch performs duty of a rear spoiler.
At the top of the rear-spoiler such as top end of the rear hatch, a rectangular LED brake light cluster is added. On moving to the back of the car, one can find the tail light cluster beautifully located in its position. It houses rear parking assist, brake light and turn indicators. The twin exhaust pipes at the rear provides sporty look to the car. The rear and front bumper of the car comes in body colours, which is also a style attribute.
The overall length, width and height of this mid size sports sedan is 4,650 mm, 1,820 and 1,490 respectively. This makes the car spacious and sufficient for 5 people. The front tread and rear tread of new Maruti Suzuki Kizashi
are 1,565 mm each. Further, the wheel base and ground clearance of the car is 2700 mm and 145 mm respectively. The car has minimum turning radius of 5.5 mm.Interior of Maruti Suzuki Kizashi
In order to make Kizashi
a premium luxury car, Maruti Suzuki
has taken care of every aspects of the car. The car known for its eye catching interior design, due to which it becomes a tough competitor to other sedans.
Known for its attractive design, Maruti Suzuki Kizashi
attracts Indian car lovers. The cabin of the car has sufficient legroom and headroom. Audio controls are mounted on the electronically powered three spoke steering wheel. Further, the steering wheel also has cruise control. The steering can be adjusted as per the convenience of the driver. Kizashi
has instrument panel, AC vents, audio system and storage boxes. The audio system of the car has CD/MP3 player along with integrated Bluetooth and 7 speakers. New Maruti Suzuki Kizashi
also has USB/iPod input port and wireless mobile phone integration, which are added media features. For big items, the car is provided with sufficient boot space.
The four door midsized sedan from Maruti Suzuki is designed to accommodate five passengers. The cabin of the new Kizashi car
is extremely spacious, which provides comfort to the passengers. By fitting adjustable seats, ample space is ensured at front row. For maximum comfort, armrests and cup-holders are also added. The front seat row of the car has sufficient leg room and head room area. Seat adjustment is possible as per the requirement of the users. An overhead console is provided, which comprises centre console box and sunglasses holder. The rear seat of new Maruti Suzuki Kizashi
is split folding, which helps in creating more space.
The internal dimension of Maruti Suzuki Kizashi 2011
is extremely impressive. There is sufficient headroom and legroom. The rear and front headroom of this sedan is 939.8mm and 998.22 mm. However, the rear and front legroom is 904.24 mm and 1059.18 mm respectively.Mileage, Average and Fuel Economy of Maruti Suzuki Kizashi:
This flagship model of Maruti Suzuki comes with 2.4 litre DOHC J–Series engine with 4 cylinder 16 valves DOHC. Peak power of 175 hp is generated by 2393 cc engine at 6,500 rpm. At 4,000 rpm, peak torque of 230 Nm is churned. For powerful sparks directly to the plugs, direct ignition system (DIS) is provided in Maruti Suzuki Kizashi
as a result of which less emission and ultimate fuel efficiency is reached. The car delivers an average mileage of 12.5 kmpl of mileage in highways and 10 kmpl in city.On-road Drive of Maruti Suzuki Kizashi
Riding and handling of Maruti Suzuki Kizashi
is excellent as the speedometer of this car reaches the 3 digits marks in no time. The car comes with latest shock absorbers, which minimises jerks during travel. This luxurious sedan from Maruti Suzuki is suitable for any kind of terrains. The rear fork would be multi-link type and the front fork is Macpherson strut, which provides comfort to the passengers. Loaded with rear solid disc and vented disc brake, the new Maruti Suzuki Kizashi
becomes a safe car to drive. Further, the braking system of this car comprises Electric Stability Program (ESP) along with the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) and Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD). Due to these braking facilities, any kinds of accidents are prevented while driving. The braking system of this car is no way inferior to other luxurious sedans available in the market.Power of Maruti Suzuki Kizashi
Loaded with 2.4 litre DOHC J–Series, 4 cylinder 16 valves DHOC petrol engine new Maruti Suzuki Kizashi
is a powerful car. The engine also has six-speed manual transmission. At 4,000 rpm, the engine is capable of generating a torque of 230 Nm. Further, the power generated by new Maruti Suzuki Kizashi 2011
is 177 hp at 6500 rpm. Compared to other sedans, the power and torque of Maruti Suzuki Kizashi India
is much impressive. As against other sedans of this segment, the power and torque figures of Kizashi
are much impressive. The engine of this car houses DOHC petrol engine, which helps in proper breathing of the engine.Acceleration and Pick Up of Maruti Suzuki Kizashi
The new Maruti Suzuki Kizashi
comes with 2.4 litre DOHC J–Series, 4 cylinder 16 valves petrol engine, which generates power of 177 hp at 6,500 rpm. The car has 6-speed Manual transmission (MT) due to which 0 to 100 Kmph speed can be reached in 8.8 sec. Moreover, in just 7.8 sec, 0 to 100 Kmph mark is reached by Maruti Suzuki
Kizashi Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) variant. Due to its excellent pick-up the car is suitable for highways.Safety and Security of Maruti Suzuki Kizashi
Maruti Suzuki has taken maximum care to make Kizashi
a safe car to drive. This sedan has 6 airbags which includes front and rear side airbags and SRS front dual advanced airbags. These airbags proves useful in case of any kind of collision while travelling. The airbags provides maximum safety to the passengers. Further the car comes with ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD, Advanced electronic stability program with traction control system (TCS) and i-VSP Intelligent vehicle stability program (AWD models only). Apart from these, some other advanced features of new Maruti Suzuki Kizashi
includes vehicle security system (Alarm), Brake assist function, Side impact rear door beams and child safety locks. The car also has 3-point ELR (Emergency Locking Retractor) seatbelts with pretensioner, which is another safety feature.Comfort and Convenience of Maruti Suzuki Kizashi
Designed to provide maximum comfort to the passengers, the Maruti Suzuki Kizashi 2011
has many things to offer. Audio controls are mounted on the steering wheel for the convenience of the drivers. This wheel is leather covered and is equipped with cruise control. In the dashboard of Maruti Suzuki Kizashi,
Ac vents, latest audio system, storage boxes and instrument panel are housed. The cabin of new Kizashi
is made spacious for maximum comfort. There is sufficient space inside the car to carry luggage during journeys. By fitting adjustable seats at front row, ample space is ensured. Cup-holders and armrests increase the comfort level of the passengers. The front row of the car has sufficient legroom and headroom area. Further, one can find a centre console box and a sunglasses holder inside the car. Based on the direction on the sunlight, the AC or the car is adjusted automatically. The front seat passengers have the option to select the AC temperature as per comfort.Wheels of Maruti Suzuki Kizashi
In order to make the car more robust in design, 17 inch alloy wheels are provided to Maruti Suzuki Kizashi. The wheel base of this car is 2700 mm, which provides maximum stability and grip on road. Furthermore, the turning radius of the wheels is 5.5 mm.Stereo and Accessories of Maruti Suzuki Kizashi:
The company has introduced new Maruti Suzuki Kizashi
in India with superior quality audio system, along with blue tooth connectivity. Due to this feature one can enjoy his or her favourite tracks while travelling. The car comes with 7 speakers, which delivers high defined sound. One can also get the advantage of CD/MP3 player with FM. Audio controls of this car are mounted on the steering wheel for convenience of the driver. It is possible to change music tracks easily as per preference of the listener. The Bluetooth connectivity of this car comes with wireless mobile phone and audio streaming integration. Due to the speed sensing volume control in the audio system, there is no requirement of manual input from the driver for volume adjustment. The new Kizashi
has power windows, dual-zone automatic climate control and adjustable rear heater vents, which makes it a premium car.Dealers of Maruti Suzuki Kizashi
One prime virtue of Maruti Suzuki is its large dealer network. Being the largest car manufacturer in India, Maruti Suzuki has expanded its dealer network across the country. There are many dealers of New Maruti Suzuki Kizashi in India
due to which one can purchase it conveniently. The various dealers of Maruti Suzuki are listed below:
| Locations || Dealers |
| Delhi || Fair Deal Cars (P) Limited |
Krish Automotors Pvt. Ltd.
Aaa Vehicleades Pvt. Ltd.
Apra Auto (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Magic Auto (A Unit of Magic Leasing and Finance Pvt. Ltd.
| Bangalore || Kalyani Motors Pvt. Ltd. |
Kalyani Motors Pvt. Ltd.
Bimal Auto Agency
Bimal Auto Agency
Garuda Autocraft Pvt Ltd.
Mandovi Motors Pvt. Ltd.
| Mumbai || Excell Autovista (P) Limited Mumbai |
Fortpoint Automotive Cars Pvt. Ltd.
Navnit Motors Pvt Ltd.
Automotive Manufacturers Ltd.
Fortpoint Automotive Cars Pvt. Ltd.
| Kolkata || Jalan Distributors |
Machino Techno (Sales) Ltd.
Mohan Motor Udyog
Auto Hitech Pvt. Ltd.
With the launch of its premium luxury sedan, Kizashi, Maruti Suzuki has changed its image of being only a manufacturer of economical cars. Maruti Suzuki India Managing Director and CEO Shinzo Nakanishi said: ``The Kizashi is a major step forward for Maruti Suzuki. With the launch of this luxurious sporty sedan, the company is able to offer an international car to top-end customers in India.’’
Another executive Mayank Pareek, Managing Executive Officer-Marketing, Maruti Suzuki quoted "This is our latest offering in the upper segment. This is an A4 segment car with A5 features. There are features which are not even there in A5 cars. We are positioning it as a sports luxury car. It has got best in class engine, highest power. It has got features like cruise control, electronic stability programme, ABS, EBD and 10-way seat adjustment."Competitor Analysis of Maruti Suzuki Kizashi
Inspite of its appealing look, Maruti Suzuki Kizashi in India competes with Volkswagen Jetta, Honda Accord, Honda Civic and Skoda Laura. Maruti Suzuki Kizash is more attractive than Jetta and is loaded with advanced features but the price of the former is higher than the latter. Kizash is cheaper and less powerful than Honda Accord. The look of Accord is better than that of Maruti Suzuki Kizash. In terms of power and performance, new Maruti Suzuki Kizash beats Honda Civic. The car is equipped with advanced features, which makes it superior.LPG/CNG version
There are no CNG models of Maruti Suzuki Kizash car available in the market. The car is only offered to the Indian customers in petrol version.Pros of Maruti Suzuki Kizashi
A stylist looking sedan, Maruti Suzuki Kizash car also has a powerful engine, which makes it suitable for all driving conditions. The car has advanced safety features, which provides maximum safety to the passengers. Maruti Suzuki
has not compromised on its design and style and this car gives tough competition to other sedans in the market.