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Suzuki Records First Retail Sale of 2010 Kizashi in U.S.


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-- Mathews Suzuki in Clarksville, Tenn. claims first Kizashi sale.

BREA, Calif., Dec. 9, 2009; American Suzuki Motor Corp. today announced the first retail sale of the 2010 Kizashi at Mathews Suzuki in Clarksville, Tenn. Sean Ross, a 20-year-old U.S. Army soldier stationed in Fort Campbell, Ky., purchased a black Kizashi GTS with manual transmission.

Ross, whose family currently owns two 2009 Suzuki Equator pickup trucks, arrived at Mathews Suzuki looking for a sporty car with an affordable monthly payment. After initially considering a few pre-owned models, he quickly decided on the 2010 Kizashi following an exhilarating test drive of the all-new sport sedan.

"I loved the response of the vehicle and was amazed by the comfort and various amenities offered in the Kizashi, especially the Bluetooth feature," said Ross. "I also was pleased by the financing from Mathews Suzuki, which provided me a lower rate than expected through American Suzuki Financial Services in addition to a military rebate."

Arriving in dealer showrooms this month, the all-new Kizashi delivers a premium package and experience without the premium price tag, and provides a unique blend of dynamic performance attributes and features more typical of the near-luxury sport sedan segment. The 2010 Kizashi is available in four trim levels, from the well-equipped entry-level Kizashi S priced between $18,999 for FWD and $21,749 for AWD, to the luxuriously appointed SLS model ranging from $24,399 for FWD M/T to $26,749 for AWD Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). All prices are net of a $735 destination and handling charge.

About Suzuki

The Brea, Calif.-based Operations of American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC) was founded in 1963 by parent company Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC) and currently markets its vehicles in the United States through a network of approximately 350 automotive dealerships and numerous other motorcycle, ATV and marine distributors in 49 states. With global headquarters in Hamamatsu, Japan, SMC is a diversified worldwide automobile, motorcycle, and outboard motor manufacturer. In 2008, SMC sold more than 2 million new cars and trucks and more than 3.5 million motorcycles and ATVs. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, SMC has operations in 196 countries and regions.