Having debuted back at the New York Auto Show earlier this year, Suzuki has finally released official details on the new Kizashi Sport model. Available in Sport GTS and Sport SLS trim levels, all Sport models come equipped with a more dramatic front fascia with chrome accents and a lower grille, along with side skirts with chrome accents, a trunk spoiler, 18-inch wheels and a 10mm lower ride height. As a result, it not only looks more impressive, but handling is improved with a lower center of gravity and sharper handling. Inside, Sport models get a leather sport steering wheel with contrasting stitching, which can also be found on the shift boot and e-brake handle.
Kizashi Sport GTS models come equipped with a six-speed manual or optional CVT with paddle shifters, a one-touch open/close moonroof, fog lights, Bluetooth and a 425-watt 10-speaker Rockford Fosgate audio system. Sport SLS models add a long-list leather, three-way heated front seats, a universal garage door opener, rain-sensing wipers, rear parking sensors, heated mirrors, automatic headlights, an automatic rearview mirror and available XM Radio.
All Kizashi models come equipped with the company's 2.4-liter 4-cylinder with 185-hp and 170 ft-lbs of torque when equipped with the 6-speed manual or 180-hp with the CVT. AWD is optional on all models.
Also standard is a 100,000-mile/7-year transferable powertrain warranty.
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