A Touch of England - 2010 Suzuki Kizashi Long-Term Road Test

2010 Suzuki Kizashi Long-Term Road Test

2010 Suzuki Kizashi: A Touch of England

September 10, 2010

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Suzuki clearly used Volkswagen as a benchmark for the Kizashi. Not only does the car's front end look like a Jetta and the upper part of its dash look like a Passat, but the materials quality was clearly achieved using VW as inspiration (pitty the new Jetta can't say the same thing).

Yet, the finishing on the Kizashi's climate control knobs are inspired by a Volkswagen to an exponential degree. This knurled finish is a spitting image of the control knobs and shifter in the Bentley Continental models.

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Sure, the Bentley has real knurled metal whereas the Suzuki's a nice plastic knock-off, but the detail is appreciated. It looks good and is also a nice, grippy surface.

James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 10,730 miles

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