Recently, Just-Auto reported that a spokesperson of Suzuki Japan confirmed discontinuation of Kizashi D-segment sedan and Grand Vitara mid-size SUV. But, according to Car Advice, General Manager of Suzuki Australia Mr. Andrew Moore has stated otherwise.
Mr. Moore mentioned that Suzuki Australia has ordered enough number of Grand Vitara SUVs that will keep production going for at least a few months. He said that there is fair demand for the SUV in the continent, and it is an absolute fact that production has not ended.
As for Suzuki Kizashi, the Australian subsidiary still has good amount of stock left for sale, and hence they have no information about ongoing or future production. Yet, Mr. Moore is convinced that both models will continue to be manufactured for at least a year or two, at the Japanese car major’s plant in Iwata.
Suzuki still has no plans for direct replacements for both the low-demand cars, but the company has introduced near substitutes, in the form of Vitara compact crossover and Ciaz C-segment sedan.
Meanwhile, Italy will be receiving new Suzuki Vitara Web Black Edition, which can be ordered via Suzuki Italy’s official website. The special edition of the compact crossover gets (obvious) full black exterior along with a chrome badge that reads ‘Special Edition’.
The sporty version is based on high-end V-Top variant; gets winter tires, 17-inch dual tone alloy wheels and Star View panoramic sunroof. It will be powered only by the 1.6 litre four-cylinder diesel engine, that produces 120 PS max power and 320 Nm peak torque; mated to 6-speed manual transmission sending power to all four wheels governed by Suzuki’s AllGrip system.
Price of new Suzuki Vitara Web Black Edition is 28,000 Euros (Rs. 21.86 lakhs approx.). Deliveries will commence in March 2015.
Via – Car Advice Australia