Besides the new tech the car features a 2.0 liter inline-four engine as well as low rolling resistance tires.
With all these new goodies the Kizashi, which has a fuel economy rating of 30 mpg on the highway, will now achieve 37.5 mpg in EcoCharge trim. That’s a 25 percent improvement. Suzuki claims that the engine generates 144 horsepower and 127 lbs.-ft. of torque.
Other features that caught the eyes of observers were the aluminum alloy wheels, special headlight treatment and LED fog lights that are integrated into the front bumper.
Suzuki continues to claim that the EcoCharge is still a concept and that there are no plans to make a production model. Still, many may not be surprised if Suzuki changes its mind as the price of gas nears the $5-per-gallon tipping point.
MSRP pricing for the current Suzuki Kizashi ranges from $18,999 to $27,299. Expect the EcoCharge to carry a premium of around $2,500 to start over the standard model, should the car make it to production.