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Suzuki Verona, Sedan
#9 of 1855 Suzuki Prices Verona
Jul 15, 2003 (11:37 am)
The entry-level Verona S is $16,999. The mid-level LX is $18,299, and the top-of-the-line EX with power leather seat is $19,999. These prices include a $500 destination cost.
Representatives from Suzuki and GM Daewoo Auto & Technology (GMDAT) officially certify that the new 2004 Suzuki Verona midsize sedan has passed the fifth and final stage of its progressive quality assurance process, designed to ensure the new model meets the high quality standards established by Suzuki for the North American market.
Following their successful completion of the quality assurance process at GMDAT headquarters in Incheon, Korea, the first new Verona vehicles began their shipment to the U.S. to arrive in Suzuki showrooms by late August 2004.
"Our standards aim to place Suzuki vehicles among the top three Japanese manufacturers in vehicle quality," explained Rick Suzuki, president of American Suzuki Motor Corp. (ASMC) of Brea, Calif. "The Verona not only meets but exceeds these quality standards."
The first product from Suzuki's investment in GMDAT and the largest car ever sold by Suzuki, the Verona combines Italian styling; a roomy interior; and a standard 2.5-liter, 24-valve DOHC in-line six-cylinder engine with such standard features as fully adaptive automatic transmission, speed-sensitive power steering, air conditioning, and four-wheel disc brakes.
ASMC used the occasion of the Verona's first shipment to the U.S. to announce an MSRP starting at just $16,499 without the $500 destination charge-- giving the new car a distinct value advantage over the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord.
The 2004 Suzuki Verona is the first of nine new models to be launched by Suzuki as the cornerstone of its plan to triple 2002 U.S. auto sales by 2007.
Editor Note: Photos of the Suzuki Verona quality audit are available at www.media.suzuki.com
Jul 15, 2003 (4:29 pm)
Well now, thats a different story. Well equipped a long warranty, allegedly smooth powerplant.
A prettier picture has been painted.
What about quality control?
#12 of 1855 libertycat
Jul 16, 2003 (4:51 pm)
There is a separate Forenza board. (sounds a lot like the Olds Firenza to me.)
#13 of 1855 I know that, alpha01
Jul 16, 2003 (5:39 pm)
I am VERY active in that board too. I meant Verona. I've never heard of the Firenza. When was that made and what was it?
Jul 16, 2003 (7:43 pm)
Olds Firenza was a 1980s J-Car variant (like the Cavalier, Sunbird, etc). There might have been previous models by that name, but the J-Car is the only one I'm familiar with.
Jul 20, 2003 (9:06 pm)
Yep, I have driven it in Korea.
#17 of 1855 This is a Daewoo, right?
Jul 31, 2003 (10:15 am)
How hard will it be to get parts for this car? Will Daewoo be as slow to provide parts to Suzuki dealers as it has been to Daewoo dealers since the bankruptcy?
Jul 31, 2003 (12:12 pm)
As I understand it, the bottleneck in Daewoo parts distribution is Daewoo Motor America, not the factories in Korea. Since Suzuki will presumably be distributing the parts in North America, that should take care of that problem.