Kizashi’s an all-star
SUZUKI has received the maximum five-star crash rating for its 2011 Kizashi and 2011 Swift models by ANCAP or EuroNCAP.
The latest Swift has seven airbags and electronic stability control as standard.
The Kizashi (pictured) also advances to five stars following an upgrade to the 2011 range, including a driver knee airbag and audible front seatbelt reminders.
It now has seven airbags and ESC as standard.
Meanwhile, BMW’s first M model in the premium compact class will cost $99,900 but only 100 will be coming to Australia. In Australian showrooms in June, the 1-Series M Coupe (it’s not an M1) has a 3-litre bi-turbo six for 250kW/ 500Nm and a 0-100km/h time of 4.9 seconds.
Based on the 1-Series Coupe, the M car gains 55mm in width, a 71mm wider front and 44mm wider rear track, and 19-inch alloys with 245/35 front and 265/35 rear tyres. BMW claims a 9.6 l/100km average.