List of safest cars for 2013

List of safest cars for 2013

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has revealed its annual Top Safety Picks List for new 2013 year. As we know, IIHS only evaluated 29 vehicles with its new testing procedures for TSP+. Luxury cars were the first groups evaluated.
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Suzuki 4×4 Variants of Swift and Kizashi

Suzuki 4x4 Swift

Suzuki launches 4×4 variants of its new 2011 Swift and Kizashi sedan. The 2011 Swift is offered exclusively with a 94-horsepower 1.2-liter gasoline engine linked to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Suzuki said it returns a fuel economy of 6.7 lt/100km urban, 4.9 lt/100km highway and 5.5 lt/100km combined.
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2011 Suzuki Swift

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Look at the new photos and specs for both the five-door and the three-door version of the all-new 2011 Suzuki Swift. (spy video was shared 2 weeks ago). The 2011 Swift is based on a new and longer platform, the car’s exterior styling is a subtle evolution of the outgoing model’s design.

In cabin, the new Swift gets restrained metallic accents and a similar styling for the center console that houses new switchgear and LCD displays for the audio system and A/C.
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VIDEO: 2011 Suzuki Swift

The camouflaged test mule of the new generation of the Suzuki Swift was spied during testing in Nurburgring.

The 2011 Swift was built on a new platform and will be bigger than current model. The most notable styling changes (those that can be seen on the camouflaged mule) concern the significantly larger headlamps and tail lights.
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Suzuki Grand Vitara Facelift

Suzuki unveiled its facelifted version of Grand Vitara. The 2009 Grand Vitara features styling tweaks and most importantly, a new 2.4-litre petrol engine matted to either a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 4-speed automatic transmission that replaces the 2.0-liter unit.

Inside the cabin sports new chrome and wood-effect inlays, together with improvements to the design and operation of some of the dashboard controls, including a new multi-information display and revised air conditioning control panel. Continue reading

Suzuki Swift X Concept

Suzuki Swift X Concept

Suzuki displayed their Swift X Sport Concept on the Tokyo Auto Salon.

The hood, splitter, fender flares and spoiler are all made of carbon fiber and if you can get beyond the podium-required underbody neon, Lambo doors and tri-tone hues, you’ll be able to appreciate the 18-inch OZ wheels that frame four-piston Brembos.

In addition to a revised dash, on the inside, you’ll find that the flimsy stock thrones have been replaced with racing buckets, complete with competition harnesses. Naturally, a show car can’t leave the shop without some form of excessive ICE, so Suzuki found ten wholes to fill with speakers inside the diminutive hatch.

New Suzuki SX4 for U.S. market

American Suzuki Motor Corporation announced a specially designed U.S. version of the all-new Suzuki SX4 vehicle is slated to hit dealer showrooms in the United States next year. Production of the European version of the SX4 in Eastern Europe also was announced yesterday.

The all-new SX4 features a versatile, rigid five-door design, an available all-wheel-drive system, and for the U.S. market, a sophisticated fuel-sipping 2.0-liter DOHC engine.

The new Suzuki SX4 offers an available, sophisticated all-wheel-drive system that sends power to the rear wheels as needed with no additional input necessary from the driver. Called the Three-Mode Switchable AWD system, it features a selector switch on the center console that allows the driver to select from three modes: 2WD, AUTO (AWD High) and LOCK (AWD Lock). Customers in the United States will have a choice of a five-speed manual transmission or an available four-speed automatic transmission.

Production of the European version of the SX4 begins this month at the Magyar Suzuki Corporation assembly plant in Esztergom, Hungary. The world debut of the Suzuki SX4 is scheduled for the Geneva Motor Show in March 2006 and the North American introduction of the U.S. version of the Suzuki SX4 is slated for April 2006 in conjunction with the New York International Auto Show. The SX4 is slated to go on sale in the United States in the late summer of 2006.