RENO AND FORENZA WAGON JOIN SUZUKI’s 2005 LINEUP
Expanding Product Choices Increase Suzuki’s Value in 2005.
Editor: Eric Bewley
BREA, CA. Suzuki is on the move with new products and growing sales that underscore the companys position as Americas best value. For 2005, Suzukis product line of cars and SUVs is joined by two new additions, the stylish five-door Reno and the European-designed Forenza Wagon. The Reno and Forenza Wagon are the third and fourth in a series of nine new vehicles Suzuki will debut to triple its sales to 200,000 vehicles by 2007.
Here are the highlights for 2005: The addition of the new Reno five-door compact car for buyers wanting five-door functionality, sporty good looks, fun-to-drive performance and upscale features, including an AM/FM/CD audio system with MP3 playback capability.
The addition of the new Forenza Wagon, an extension of the Forenza compact sedan combining European styling, impressive standard features with all the functional advantages of a wagon – at a price less than the competition.
The Forenza premium compact sedan and Verona midsize sedan – the popular new cars in the Suzuki line for the last model year – return with a new advanced weight-sensing passenger-side front airbag and front seat-mounted side airbags, while the Verona receives a new tire pressure monitoring system and power tilt-and-slide sunroof for LX models.
The powerfully sporty, newly styled Aerio SX and sedan feature a wealth of new driver appointments along with a new front bumper, grille, fog lamps, 15-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, and an all new analogue instrument panel, steering wheel and center console. Grand Vitara comes in two versions for 2005 – starting with the well-equipped Grand Vitara LX and the top-of-the-line EX.
The XL-7 takes it another step in ’05 with a sporty new chrome “S” badge on the spare tire cover and a new tire pressure monitoring system.
Unfortunately, the Vitara V6 has been discontinued for 2005, leaving even less choices for value minded off-highway enthusiasts. We do look forward to the new XL-7 tire pressure monitoring system and applaud the move to put a real instrument cluster in the Aerio. As the Suzuki line-up continues to become more car focused, the off-highway enthusiast can only hope that a few of the upcoming products planned for introduction in the next couple years are more rugged, rough, and ready for the challenges that lay off of the pavement.