Suzuki Motor will start selling a hybrid version of the new mid-size Kizashi sedan in North America in 2011.
The Kizashi is an all-wheel-drive sedan equipped with a 2.4-liter DOHC inline four-cylinder engine connected to a six-speed manual transmission. A Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is optional.
The sedan is equipped with a next-generation hybrid system jointly developed with General Motors Corp that uses small but high-capacity lithium-ion batteries. The planned vehicle will get about 20% better mileage than comparable gasoline-driven cars.