Suzuki is well known for its entries in its in the compact segment, leading the pack are their compact 4X4's and just behind the shadow is their hatchbacks and sedans. Now, gearing towards entering new classes, Suzuki introduces for 2004, the midsize sedan, the Suzuki Verona. It was already sold to other parts of the world already but it was badged the Daewoo Magnum. The Verona is currently the largest car being produced from Suzuki plants and it is intended to butt heads with the industry leading Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. Big plans for a simple designed car that is a relative new comer, but what it lacks in heritage and name recall it more than makes up for its being low-priced.
The Verona is neither innovative nor is it distinctive, it builds more on its smooth lines and neat curves. In terms of size, it isn't the largest nor the smallest, it just hovers around the average size for its class. One of its more attractive points is its interior room. It's in the top 5 in its segment for the most cabin room, plus, even at the base trim, the Verona has a long list of impressive standard features. The Suzuki Verona is being offered in three trims, the base S model, the midlevel LX and the top-of-the-line EX. Standard features are air conditioning, power windows and door locks, cruise control, remote keyless entry, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, a tilt steering wheel, heated power mirrors, a six-way adjustable driver seat, an floor mats and an in-dash CD/cassette player.
An all-aluminum, dual-overhead cam 24-valve 155-horsepower inline six-cylinder engine is the source of power for all trim levels. This engine generates 177 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm which accounts for its great acceleration. The Verona is front wheel drive and all the power is harnessed by a 4 speed automatic transmission that is computer-controlled enabling it to adapt to the driver's driving style.
Finally here it is, this is the midsize sedan that is intended for the average American family. Affordable, economical choc-full of features, simple yet reliable and has a good engine under the hood. It may not be very eye catching but accessories may fix that, what you have with the Suzuki Verona is a solid alternative to the league leaders of the midsize segment that offers the same amenities yet wont burn a whole in your pocket.