Spy Shots: Suzuki Authentics sedan testing in China
Published on February 18, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter
Spy Shots showing the Suzuki Authentics sedan testing in China. The Suzuki Authentics will debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April and will be launched on the China car market in the second half of this year. The Authentics will be manufactured in China by the Changan-Suzuki joint venture.
The Suzuki Authentics concept.
The Suzuki Authentics stands on the same platform as the Suzuki S-Cross that was launched on the Chinese auto market in September last year. The Authentics will get the same 120hp 1.6 as the S-Cross and a new 1.4 liter four-cylinder with about 100hp. Price will start around 90.000 yuan and end around 140.000 yuan.
The Suzuki Authentics will compete with cars such as the Chevrolet Cruze and Nissan Sylphy. The Authentics will be the first large Suzuki-branded sedan to be manufactured in China for the Chinese auto market. The current Suzuki Kizashi sedan is imported into China but so unknown and so expensive that nobody buys it, price starts at a very steep 188.800 yuan.