Last post on May 31, 2007 at 9:02 PM
You are in the Sedans
What is this discussion about?
Automotive News, Coupe
Apr 26, 2007 (6:41 pm)
Mitsu sold alittle over 118K units and Suzuki alittle over 101K last year. Fairly close.
But, Mitsu is getting noticed, pubically, just by designs of their cars, let alone from Editorial praises on test drives.
Suzuki? Besides the SX4 CUV( in-laws at 17K now. Drove through 8-10 inches of snow, and got some over his bumper, throw drifts, in Feb, during a snow storm, but he got hom just fine) that looks decent, gets 28-29MPG, and 14-17K msrp( and a decent 7/100K warranty).... they sell cars, but who buys them?
I have seen maybe 1 Reno, and maybe 2 Forenza's, and the SX4 the in-laws have,in a year, in my area. I have seen a few used Mitsu's( mainly Eclipses and 1-2 Galants)..about 1 dozen all together.
Like I said before, if they repalce the Reno with something along the same lines, but updated like the SX4's, I'd seriously consider one.
Soul: out within a year. I-4 and maybe small V6. About the size of the outgoing xB.
C'eed? Heard it is being produced now, in Europe, iirc.
USA? No. On the 2 chats with kia officials , one in Dec 06, one in jan 07, on edmunds, they said No C'eed's of any kind in USA, for Europe only( Pro-Ceed is decent, but they are Rabbit sized).
Accent SE (in design, at least) covers this.
2009 is 2 years away, and there's all kinds of stuff that should be new, or replaced.
Have the tC(either replaced, or all new) next year,
some weird sporty car(supposedly) from Suzuki, and the 3 door Astra is coming out, too, late this year.
Soul next year, is coming out.
Supposedly, a 5 door Lancer might be coming out.
New Verona for Suzuki.
Coupe(possibly) for Hyundai Sonata.
isn't one of the Italian companies(affordable)coming back to USA by 09?
Yes, tons of choices.
Suzuki had better get the ball rolling,or they'll be stuck with low 100,000's sales.
I would seriously consider a decent 3 door tC competitor from them,if it were similar in anemities and options, and price(and mpg_.
A 3 version tC, with push button AWD/PT lo-gear AWD, or FWD to save on fuel, and sporty, with say 155-160HP?
Yeah! That would interest more than just me, I suspect.
See ya later.
#19 of 22 I went ahead and gassed up in Safford
Apr 26, 2007 (7:35 pm)
and totally forgot about noting how many gallons went in, so my mathematically-correct gas computation is going to have to wait a bit. We averaged 29.6 mpg for the trip today to Safford and back.
Filled up the car with Home Depot treats for the house and WalMart food goodies and other assorted items and cruised on back home.
Enjoyed the RF stereo playing the great Deep Purple tune 'Highway Star' quite a bit, listening to Ritchie Blackmore move all over the fretboard in manic style. We opened up the sunroof to look at the twilight Arizona sky. Gorgeous.
#20 of 22 Opel + Suzuki = Saturn?
May 30, 2007 (11:42 am)
Opel has unveiled the next generation Agila (photo), the compact urban car developed and produced in partnership with Suzuki.
It will make its world premiere at the IAA in Frankfurt, September 13, 2007 and will go on sale starting from spring 2008.
Let's hope Saturn gets a version for the USA!
#21 of 22 More Verona "News"
May 30, 2007 (7:57 pm)
We'll see this in Sept.
This article says a there will be a wagon, hatch, and sedan(Europe only?).
I dunno. I hope we see all 3. Here is why. Heard rumors of Suzuki keeping the Reno/Forenza, but intellichoice.com took these 2 cars down on their future car deal.
They have the SX4 sedan on there, and the Verona(in 08, as an 09?).
So, the SX4 sedan has more HP than the current Forenza/Reno(about 16 HP more), same size sedan as Forenza, so where does that leave the Reno/Forenza?
I could see the SX4 sedan replacing the Forenza, no problems(except for the lack of a few anemites, vs Forenza), that could leave the Sedan(Verona) then a hatch, to fill the void, so-to-speak( look at it this way, many sedans are larger than their smaller, hatch counterparts these days. The Versa: Sedan is around 176 inches total length, the vers 5 door hatch is a tinybit over 169 inches in total length..so Suzuki could have the verona at say 190 inches total length, then the hatch at say 182 inches...to make it seem like it takes on other cars of 180 inches total length. Ford is thinking of Mondeo for USA... why not Suzuki 5 door Verona?).
All guesses, of course. Here's hoping they do the right thing, and bring 2 or all 3 versions over in 2008.
take care/not offense.
#22 of 22 The Opel Agila looks somewhat
May 31, 2007 (9:02 pm)
like the Toyota Yaris hatch but with 4-doors. Is Saturn in the rumour mill to get a version of the Agila? From the GM/Saturn/Opel connection, eh? Interesting stuff.