Friday, April 29, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

New Suzuki Swift X-ITE

New Suzuki Swift X-ITE ZC72S from Suzuki Germany
From AutomotiveRelease
Good news blows from Europe, the article of the German Suzuki has released some new touches for the Suzuki Swift which they obviously push up the look of the hatchback, Suzuki is becoming more sporty and mature.
Let’s start with the exterior, where the X-ITE package adds sporty decals along the side of the car, new 17-inch charcoal-colored alloy wheels wrapped in performance tires, and a bespoke body kit incorporating a redesigned front bumper and front apron, stylish side skirts and a rear tailgate spoiler. We think that Swift shown in the picture Suzuki has provided is just as good-looking as the Sport version of the car.
The interior boasts stainless steel door sills, an aluminum gear knob and embroidered floor mats, so the driver and the occupants will feel much cosier.
Suzuki says the range of accessories can be bought individually or as a complete set. Prices start from 65 euro (around $90) for the door sill panels and go up to 620 euro (around $854) for the 17-inch alloy wheels. The accessories are available now through supporting German Suzuki dealerships.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Suzuki Kizashi EcoCharge Concept debuts in New York

Suzuki has unveiled two Kizashi-based concepts ahead of the New York show; the first is the earlier mentioned Kizashi Apex Concept, and the other is this one, called the Kizashi EcoCharge Concept.
If the Apex Concept is all about performance, the EcoCharge Concept points to the company’s efforts towards eco-conscious motoring. It features a 2.0 litre petrol engine working in tandem with an electric propulsion system combining a 15 kW motor and a 115V lithium-ion battery.
The J20B four-cylinder block develops 142 hp at 6,500 rpm and 173 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm, while the electric motor adds to things with its 11.2 kW (15 hp) maximum output at 1,000-2,200 rpm. Matched to a six-speed automatic transmission, the hybrid Kizashi sees a 25% improvement in real-world fuel economy over its petrol sibling.
In addition to the hybrid system, Suzuki has employed numerous other fuel-conserving technologies including regenerative braking, an engine stop-start system, fuel cut-off during deceleration and low-rolling resistance tyres.
Externally, the Kizashi EcoCharge Concept differs itself from its production sibling with a specialised headlight treatment, LED fog light illumination across the front fascia, new-look lightweight alloy wheels and a unique luminescent white satin paint finish, which contains subtle blue undertones.

Suzuki Kizashi Apex Concept – 295 hp turbocharged manual


Suzuki has unveiled two Kizashi-based concepts ahead of the New York International Auto Show, one of them an eco-friendly version, the other a performance variant. The latter is the one here, and it’s called the Kizashi Apex Concept.
It’s a salute to Suzuki’s motorcycling heritage, and boasts a Garrett turbocharger, an air-to-liquid intercooler, electronic boost control and a specific engine control unit calibration for enhanced driving dynamics.

The force-fed system takes the 2.4 litre sedan’s power output into the 295 hp range, with a maximum boost of 8.5 psi. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission.
Key to the Apex Concept’s performance is its air-to-liquid intercooler, which is designed for more effective charge air cooling in a smaller package. The unit’s relatively small heat exchanger and circulation pump are designed for minimal intrusions to vehicle cooling, and the intercooler’s primary advantage comes from the reduction in the overall length of ducting, which results in less turbo lag for a faster throttle response.

The bodywork of the Apex Concept features a striking livery based on Suzuki’s motorcycle racing design theme, and hints at the vehicle’s bloodline to the legendary GSX-R superbike.
Features on the concept include customised LED-based front fog lamps, HID headlamps and special lightweight 19-inch alloys – in a burnt asphalt finish – wearing Yokohama S.Drive 245/35 series tyres. Inside, the cabin receives an eye-catching treatment in black leather, with laser blue Alcantara accents to be found on the sports seats and steering wheel.

Friday, April 8, 2011

R's Racing Reinforced Connecting Rod (Preview)

The R's Racing Reinforced Connecting Rod is coming soon.
The weight has been lighten about 15% from 525g to 443g per pcs.
Price about 84,000 Yen

Tuesday, April 5, 2011