A left-field choice, switchable two/four-wheel-drive, comfortable on long journeys
Only one engine available, thirsty, high CO2 emissions, little steering feel
On looks alone Suzuki's new Kizashi saloon shows promise. This slick four-door is the Japanese manufacturer's first UK foray into the so-called D-segment currently dominated by the Ford Mondeos and Vauxhall Insignias of this world. These cars are major players in the fleet sector, but the Kizashi is unlikely to appeal to many fleets for one major reason: there's only one petrol engine in its line-up.
The Japanese maker has modest sales expectations and is hoping its kit levels will appeal to private buyers looking for value for money. Is that enough to even slightly dent sales of the more established models such as the Mondeo and the highly regarded Skoda Octavia? There are many questions surrounding the Kizashi, so read on for the answers...
What owners say about this car
Good size boot and huge wing mirrors, great visibility in them when reversing. Read owner review