2010 Suzuki Kizashi Long-Term Road Test

2010 Suzuki Kizashi GTS: PES Headlamps Standard

April 29, 2010

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Our long-term 2010 Suzuki Kizashi GTS has a standard halogen Polyellipsoid headlamp system or PES (Poly-Ellipsoid-System, pronounced pez). They are commonly known as Projector lamps, as they operate similarly to a slide projector.

The advantages of PES over Reflector-type headlamps include better control of the reach, width, and uniformity of the pattern, and the ability to package a smaller lamp with similar output. Then there's styling -- PES lamps look cooler than Reflector.

Of course, PES lamps are more expensive to produce than Reflector headlamps, and all Kizashis across the board get PES, including the lowest trim level S at $19K (just like SmartPass.)

The Suzuki Kizashi comes well-equipped -- standard.

Albert Austria, Senior Engineer @ 4,040 miles (Challenger Reflector lamp)

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