Maruti Suzuki launches premium sedan Kizashi
Wednesday, 02 February 2011, 17:48 Hrs
New Delhi: Car market leader Maruti Suzuki Wednesday launched its premium luxury sedan Kizashi priced between 16.50 lakh to 17.50 lakh ex-showroom Delhi. "With the launch of this luxurious sporty sedan, Maruti Suzuki is able to offer an international car to top-end customers in India," said Shinzo Nakanishi, managing director and chief executive of Maruti Suzuki India. According to him, the launch of the high-end sedan was important for the company to have such a product in its portfolio. The car, which would be brought in the country in a complete-build unit (CBU), would be available in two variants of conventional manual gear and automatic transmission gear system. "The car would be imported as CBU from the Suzuki's Sagara plant in Japan. It was first launched in late 2009 there (Japan) and later in the US," said a company official. Kizashi, which in Japanese means "a sign of good things to come", is powered by a four-cylinder 2.4-litre petrol engine which churns out 2,400 cc of power and gives a mileage of 12.53 km per litre. Other features include keyless push start, sporty meter cluster, electronic stability programme, 17-inch aluminium alloy wheels and suspension system which was customised for the Indian conditions. The car would compete with the base models of Honda Accord and Toyota Camry and high-end models of Honda Civic and Volkswagen Jetta. The company said the booking of the car has been opened with an amount of 50,000, while the first deliveries would begin in March 2011.