SUZUKI – KIZASHI
The mid-sized Kizashi first hit the Australian market in 2010 and was discontinued at the end of 2014.
In terms of overall performance and reliability, the Kizashi has generally impressed Australian motorists.
The exterior and interior styling is a particular highlight.
The area suspected of causing the most significant disconnect with the Australian market is the price.
When new, a Kizashi cost Australian between $34,000 to $38,000 and that put it too close to the bracket of superior rivals the Honda Accord Euro, Mazda 6 and others.
Are they reliable used cars? Suzuki has traditionally produced cars that are built to last decades after they roll out of the showroom and the Kizashi is no different.
In 2014, Suzuki recalled an unknown number of Kizashis made between October 2009 and July 2012 due to spiders that may weave a web into the evaporative canister causing it to become blocked and creating excessive negative pressure within the fuel tank.
There have also been reported issues of the glove box door opening during a crash. This triggered a recall during 2010.
Kizashi is a Japanese word which means “something great is coming”, “omen”, “sign”, or “warning”