Maruti Suzuki has managed to maintain its position as the leader in the realm of car manufacturing. It maintains 50 per cent of the market share in India when it comes to selling and buying cars. Maruti Kizashi is the latest addition to the fleet of cars Maruti has brought to roads in India. This has brought the D segment to the Maruti brand, this was what Maruti didn’t have, but other companies as Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla already have. This would be in addition to the promises and quality you would get from anything with a Suzuki brand. The 4-cylinder engine of Maruti Suzuki Kizashi gives tough competition to foreign brands like Volkswagen and Acuta TSX when it comes to power and strength even as its compactness could be compared to Alto and Swift. They are collateral to a capacity of 2.4 litres. A ride in a Maruti Suzuki Kizashi with the 18-inch wide wheels makes you feel like riding a sedan. The 21 inch wheel that the customer gets in the bargain ensures a good speed and balance on the roads. It would also give the car a better grip on the roads. This could be an amelioration over the 15 inch wheel in Maruti SX4. Maruti Kizashi is manufactured in the Maruti plant at the Manesar plant in Gurgaon. The Indian version of the Maruti Kizashi comes with a petrol engine with a capacity of 2.0 Litres, while the models sold in the international market run on an engine with a capacity of 2.4 Litres.
Maruti Suzuki Kizashi comes with the comfort delivered by luxury sedans like Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, although its length is relatively less than either. Although the car is made in Japan, the interiors are designed to provide the occupants with maximum luxury and comfort that can not be found in any part of the world. There is enough leg-space for everyone, but there is always space enough for other items in the car without much ado. It has all the ingredients of a sports-car with a mileage of 12 km per liter on the highways, while you would get at least 9 km per litre as it runs inside the city.
The powerful engine supplies power to all the four wheels thus making the automobile even more powerful on the roads. This is contrary to what other cars normally have— a two-wheel drive, the engine drives two wheels connected to it through a chassis. Its pick-up varies with the models. While automatic models could gather a speed of 100 km per hour from stationary position in about 8.8 seconds, manually controlled models achieve the same in 7.8 seconds.
So if you have anything between Rs 10 and 20 lakhs to spend on a car, do think of a Maruti Suzuki Kizashi. The car is bound to create a revolution in the world of automobiles when it hits the markets on February 2 despite it being the dearest in the list of models unfurled by the Maruti company in a bid to present variety to Indian customers. Rivals in the market are waiting for the car next month as eagerly as the layman, the final price would compete with the price of Honda Civic.
The car is Maruti’s answer to the challenges posed by the changing trends in technology and innovation. The changing economical pattern of the society has given way to new dimensions of cars on Indian roads, Maruti Kizashi is the answer to a lot of questions posed by the exigencies of the ages. The initiative taken by the company in launching the new brand is only to gauge the outlook Indians hold towards cars. More and more people want novelty and innovation in all walks of life, new brands of cars by Maruti Suzuki India satisfies the psychological urge of such people by providing new brands and alternatives. The company has made an attempt to push into the market of big cars by launching its latest model. The stylish head-lights on all models of Maruti Kizashi add to the values of the fog-lights on the car when the car is on the road
The neat cuts along the body lend a look similar to a sports-car. The front has a dense mesh covered up-front by a metallic grille. Elements of style are added to the automobile by design elements, while the rear is made of two outlets for exhausts in a triangular shape, spoilers on the trunk lid add to the sporty looks. They make the car very attractive to the layman as well as the sports-savvy men and women in our society. This is a car that is made for those who are looking for luxury and elegance, but is also attractive to the masses. Breathtaking exteriors coupled with the lavishly appointed interiors place the car among the best of its kind. Seats are promised to have the best leather and the placement of the centre console is sure to give you the most space to work on. Automatic versions are capable of reaching a speed of 205 km per hour, while the ones where the gears are manually operated could reach a speed of 215 km per hour. The company says you could go 12.53 km in a litre of petrol driving a model with automatic gears, while another with gears operated manually would go 12045 kms using a litre of petrol.
Handling the steering is not an easy job considering the pots and holes Indian roads have, but a ride with the Maruti Kizashi is going to be like wading through a pond. It would not matter even if the car is running at top speed, and there are a series of speed-breakers along the way or even it is a rough road punctuated with potholes. The telescopic steering makes things easier for the driver. Handling the car when you go around corners is never a tough job if you are driving a Maruti Kizashi. The car glides over speed-breakers with the greatest of ease pointing to the fact that cars made by Maruti Suzuki India Limited are in-tune with the condition of roads in India. With all this and many more features, the Kizashi is all set to take the future by storm, surpassing the excellence of brands as Honda Accord or Skoda Laura.
While the Japanese word ‘Kizashi’ translates as ‘omen’, the sedan could be the good omen Maruti is looking for. Safety features like airbags and disc brakes enhance the good omen the car is. It is all set for providing adequate entertainment to its occupants with iPod and Bluetooth connectivity coupled with a keyless push start to facilitate an instant ignition. Maruti Suzuki has portrayed itself as the most fuel-efficient car in India, in the same vein, the fuel tank could hold up to 63 litres, and it could power the automobile to carry 5 persons at a time.
The brand was unfurled in the US in May 2009, it made a foray in the Japanese markets in October 2009, while Australia witnessed the launch of the model in May 2010. The Indian launch in January 2010 in New Delhi is merely another sequel to the success story.