Not very good news coming from Japan. The official representative of Suzuki, wishing to remain anonymous, said that the brand ceased series production of the crossover Grand Vitara and compact sedan Kizashi. That is, early rumor got semi-official confirmation.
We recall not so long ago, the network has information that the Japanese company Suzuki before the end of 2014 will remove the assembly line two models. SUV Grand Vitara was the first contender, but the name of the second model still was not known. Note that, in the opinion of management Suzuki, release a compact sedan Kizashi was a mistake.
Add the company plans to removal from the production hatchback Splash and Alto, to replace that was to come a new urban “state employees” Celerio. On the eve of this car went on sale in the UK market. In short, compact sedan Suzuki Kizashi (pictured) left and promised to return. Successor of this model – will not.
As for the popular compact SUV Suzuki Grand Vitara / Escudo? On the world market, this car appeared in 2005. Model was quite a good consumer demand, but despite this, the company decided to bury him. In place of the Suzuki Grand Vitara / Escudo came a new SUV with a revived name Vitara. Car, its production version, officially presented and it is expected that in 2015 Suzuki Vitara will appear on the Russian market.
The car is equipped with a 1.6-liter petrol or diesel engine, which produces 120 “mares”. Tandem power unit is 5-step “mechanics” or 6-band “automatic”. At the end add the year 2017 the Japanese company Suzuki plans to launch six brand new cars that will represent the compact segment class (Baleno), B (Swift) and SUV (Jimny).
Suzuki Grand Vitara ceased production
Decline in consumer demand and a change in strategy forced the company to stop Suzuki line crossover Escudo (on the market – Grand Vitara) and sedan Kizashi.
Despite nearly a decade of the life cycle of the “Grand Vitara” 2nd generation, direct successor of the model will not.
The fact that the Japanese company plans to abandon the model Grand Vitara (first generation was released in 1997) became known in September of this year. However, the final production of the crossover was stopped just now. This was reported by a representative of Suzuki in an interview with Just Auto.
Assembling Grand Vitara was carried out on the Japanese factory in Iwate, while the Kizashi, which lasted only 5 years old, collected in Sagar. After the completion of the production of this model, the company plans to focus on the development of such models as the SX4 S-Cross and Vitara. In addition, in 2015 is expected to debut the new hatchback YRA, spy photos that previously “lit up” in the network.