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Suzuki to build a Mondeo/Vectra competitor

By Yoann Besnard on 22 February 2008 | Commentaires (0) Comments | Permalink

Suzuki decided to focus on small cars at time when competitors were building bigger models like SUVs. Once again, while carmakers abandon the traditional saloon market to produce crossovers, the Japanese carmaker will launch a new saloon in the coming years set to compete with the Mondeo.

In an interview with Ward’s Auto, American Suzuki vice president Gene Brown has revealed that the company will launch a saloon derived from the Kizashi 1 and Kizashi 2 concept cars unveiled at Frankfurt and Tokyo respectively. However, the future model won’t compete directly with the segment best sellers. Doing so would likely be a bottomless pit. The car maker would go on its own to develop a smaller car with a roominess matching the best in segment.

Suzuki sold a Mondeo competitor in the US which was are-badged Chevrolet Epica but the car never met any success there. The company will unveil the Kizashi 3 at the next New York Auto Show in April.


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