The 2004-2008 Suzuki Forenza lines were small cars that were produced to appeal to people who were interested in purchasing lower-priced transportation vehicles. These Suzuki value-based vehicles offered a visually elegant European-style interior that was attached to a desirable 100,000-mile, seven-year warranty period that appealed to many new car shoppers. The Suzuki Forenza lines came in both sedan and wagon formats. While the Forenza lines never overtook the brand-name sales market, these lower-priced transportation cars were well-built and came with a long list of standardized features.
The Suzuki Forenza vehicles were made by the Korean Daewoo automobile company. These vehicles were available on the global marketplace under a variety of localized names. The Forenza name was used on the Daewoo/Suzuki economy vehicles that were marketed in the United States between 2004 and 2008. The four-door Forenza vehicles featured a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder, 127-horsepower engine that performed nicely with a manual transmission. The automatic transmission versions of the Forenza vehicles in America were thought of as sluggish" by the U.S. drivers, who were used to cars that accelerated at a faster rate. The Daewoo manual transmission cars were very well-liked.
The four-door Suzuki Forenza 2004 vehicle was a sedan. In 2005, a family-oriented wagon design was added to the lineup to offer the United States audience a choice of lower-cost vehicles. These cars all came in a single trim package with various types of equipment packages available. The Standard equipment included air-conditioning, front-seat side-area air bags, power accessories, four-wheel disc brakes, and a mid-quality CD/MP3/radio stereo player that could be operated from the steering wheel. A helpful ABS anti-locking break system was installed on some Suzuki Forenza vehicles as an add-on attraction. The low price was the uppermost selling feature on Suzuki Forenza cars.
The passenger compartment inside of the Suzuki Forenza cars is honestly spacious. Two full-sized American adults can use the backseat areas of these transportation vehicles and not feel that their legs or heads are being cramped. The interiors of the Forenza lines are always heavily decorated in chrome. The seat materials were a mid-range quality and not as elegant as most cars that cost more money; however, the materials were sturdy and they held-up throughout the lifespan of the car. The wagon-style of Forenza offered 62-cubic-feet of space after the rear seats were folded away into storage, and the Forenza sedan offered 12-cubic-feet of trunk space. Each Forenza had split-folding rear seats.
While the Suzuki Forenza economy-oriented vehicles were Korean Daewoo automobiles, Suzuki and GMC were marketing these cars in America. People in the United States were often disappointed in the lesser-quality passenger conveniences and overall road handling ability of these foreign cars. For the price, the Forenza options and drivability could not be elevated to meet public demand, so the Forenza sedans and wagons were discontinued after a 3.5-year run. A Bluetooth option was added in 2008, but it was not enough to save these inexpensive Suzuki/Daewoo Forenza cars.
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