If you do down the ’Ring today, you’re sure of a big surprise… because you’ll see the new Suzuki Kizashi saloon running round, getting ready for launch next year.
The first we knew of the existence of a Suzuki saloon was when the wraps came off the Kizashi concept at the Frankfurt motor show in 2007. Since then, there have been two more concepts, cunningly called Kizashi 2 and Kizashi 3, as well as shots of heavily disguised cars in grainy spy shots.But now, our spies have spotted the production car virtually undisguised lapping the Nürburgring. Engine-wise it’ll get at least a 2.0-litre turbodiesel, and 2.4-litre four-cylinder and 3.6-litre V6 petrol engines mated to an auto box. The car is being developed with four-wheel drive too.There are also plans for both hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell versions too, but these won’t bit ready until 2012 at least.