New Suzuki saloon, but not for UK

* All-new Kizashi saloon * Slightly smaller than a Mondeo * Not UK-bound, for now...

New Suzuki saloon, but not for UK

Here's the all-new Suzuki Kizashi saloon but you'll have to cross the Atlantic to buy one.

The Kizashi has just been launched in the US, but Suzuki currently has no plans to bring it to the UK.

Four-wheel drive available
Marketed as a 'sports saloon', any subsequent UK version of the Kizashi would most likely provide a cheaper alternative to models such as the Ford Mondeo and Volkswagen Passat.

The Kizashi is shorter than a Mondeo, but longer than spacious small family cars such as the Skoda Octavia.

Power comes from a 2.4-litre petrol engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. Other options include a CVT automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive.

No UK version planned
No UK version of the Kizashi is imminent, according to Suzuki. An official statement said: 'At the moment, the US market is our first priority for the Kizashi.

'In Europe, we see a big demand for small cars, so we will continue to focus on our small car range such as the Alto, Swift and Splash.'