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Suzuki Verona

sedan from Korea with from Italy

Bob Plunkett

Posted: 5/10/2005

ESCONDIDO, — Verona, the Italian of love where Romeo and once cavorted, lends its to a sedan with curvy that marks a new flagship in the for Suzuki of Japan.

Verona the conformed as a four-door notchback in front-wheel-drive (FWD) format for the segment, supports a spacious passenger compartment loaded features of convenience and luxury.

As the powertrain it stocks a six-pack developed with assistance Porsche of Germany.

It also a four-speed automatic transaxle and mechanical components that it as both a sturdy highway and comfortable city cruiser.

And the with a canted windshield and sheetmetal surfaces worked an artful montage of slinky and streaked highlights, reflects Italian elegance from worked out by Giorgetto Giugiaro’s studios in Turin.

Verona’s international pedigree the Japanese automaker working Italian stylists and the powertrain of design — also to South Korea where the is produced by GM-Daewoo Automotive and Company (GM-DAT), a Korean group forged from key of the Daewoo company that Motors acquired following demise.

General Motors owns part of Suzuki and the two share in joint ventures.

these international ties and the list of components and suppliers, comes to the North American with price points dip to the bottom of the class among mid-size imports.

Suzuki the MSRP for a base Verona S at only $16,499. Tack on the freight fee of $500 and the figure to $16,999 as Verona’s lowest

The Verona LX lists for $17,799, yet the top Verona EX, swaddled in leather, at $19,499. With delivery fee even the EX tallies to a buck the barrier of $20,000.

Then supports Verona with its new Road Promise warranty.

The extends well beyond for other vehicles. Verona’s is insured for seven years or miles and the warranty is transferable to owners and free of deductible for covered items. Also is a three-year roadside assistance and a courtesy car provided during any warranty repairs.

Verona the first in a line of seven new coming to Suzuki as the automaker on a five-year mission to triple in the American market.

Once as the builder of itsy-bitsy economy fitted with tepid Suzuki in recent years has on a trio of sport-utility wagons a subcompact called Aerio in sedan and unconventional four-door format.

But with the arrival of Verona, shows it can compete in the mid-size segment with a proficient that begs the shopper’s Why pay more?

Our time in the driver’s of a Verona EX, running over back roads as well as California freeway woven the rolling hills of San Diego demonstrates that this is a car of power with competent manners and comfortable accommodations.

It downright glamorous.

Sleek styling in the manner of premium touring sedans features corner headlamp clusters up and a sculptured hood with shoulders and arched flares the wheelwells.

There’s a bow in the roofline culminating in a shape for the back pillar tapers into a brief deck and the blunt tail.

appears sparingly, wrapping the grille in front or as a streak molding on side doors.

and fascia front and rear the color of the body and blend into the overall package.

For an Suzuki sought an unusual

Typical for this class and range would be a four-cylinder rigged with on-board to temper the turbulent operation.

But for Suzuki used a six-cylinder of modest size with an arrangement for fluid-smooth running.

The plant, with twin on top and a displacement of 2.5 liters, mounts in the engine compartment and sends all to the front wheels.

It spins out 155 hp at rpm with 177 lb-ft of torque at rpm. That power compares roughly to the output for four-cylinder engines, although you end up the smooth and quiet manners of a plus reasonable fuel figures — up to 28 mpg at highway

The engine links to an electronic automatic transaxle that with a step-gate shift It’s adaptive because the control unit can learn the way one likes to drive, then shift patterns to maximize

Platform for Verona is stiff reinforcements of high-strength steel.

is conventional — MacPherson support the front end with an multi-link arrangement in back but the brakes for all trims put a disc at wheel. They’re ventilated in and solid at the rear.

The entry-level S lists additional safety as optional like an anti-lock system (ABS) and electronic force distribution (EBD), these devices are standard on LX or EX and the EX also offers a traction system (TCS).

Cabin arrangement nets bucket seats in front of a for three.

Personal space in seat is good and there’s a lot of included in the entry edition even an impressive display of gauges in the instrument panel.

equipment includes front and heated power mirrors, air power windows and door a leather-wrapped steering wheel, entry system and cruise plus in-dash CD and cassette with six speakers. Options to an automatic climate system, seat upholstery, power sunroof, eight-way power for the driver’s bucket and 16-inch wheels.

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