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Suzuki Verona Parts and Suzuki Verona Accessories

Digging Deep About the Suzuki Verona's Name

  • Daewoo Motors, a South Korean automaker, designed a mid-sized sedan that was internally designated as the V200. When it was released to the public, it became known as the Daewoo Magnus, but it has been known by other names and in other badges since then. Americans knew it best as the short-lived badge-engineered Suzuki Verona.

  • Eastern Europe has always called the Suzuki Verona as the Chevrolet Evanda. But, the Western half of the continent knew this car as the Daewoo Evanda from 2000 until 2004, when the entire Daewoo brand was replaced by Chevrolet in all of Europe.

  • The Suzuki Verona was sold as the Chevrolet Epica in Canada, China, some South American countries, and the Arabian Peninsula. For a brief period of time, this sedan was sold in the US territories of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands under the same name.

  • In some Asian countries, the Suzuki Verona was known as the Formosa Magnus or the Formosa 1. Formosa is the Portuguese word for "beautiful island" and it used to be the name of Taiwan, where a lot of Daewoo vehicles were manufactured.

  • William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet has a line that goes "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." And this can certainly be applied to the Suzuki Verona and its other names. Verona can also be traced to Shakespeare's play about two star-crossed lovers since Verona is also the name of the city where the fictional tragedy takes place.

  • The Suzuki Verona's V200 base has also been developed into other models. A stretched platform model was known as the V100 and was sold in Korea as the Daewoo Leganza. Meanwhile, when the V200 was given a facelift in 2002, a V250 model became the result. It became known as the Daewoo Tosca.

  • The Suzuki Verona may have been designed by South Koreans and manufactured in Taiwan, but its styling came from an Italian design firm called ItalDesign. Meanwhile, one of its engine options is based on the 2.0-liter E-TEC II Inline-4 (DOHC 16V) built by Holden, the Australian automaker.

Suzuki Verona Articles

  • Short-lived and Problem-filled: The Suzuki Verona

    Originally manufactured as the Daewoo Magnus in 2004, the badge-engineered Suzuki Verona was a mid-sized sedan that lived only until 2006. Throughout its short life, it tried in vain to woo consumers with its low price tag and pleasant interiors. However, it couldn't hold up a candle to its competitors because of its lack of safety features among other issues. Here are some of the common problems that Suzuki Verona owners have encountered:

    Missing key safety features

    When it first debuted in 2004, the Magnus/Verona did not have side and head curtain airbags. Its most basic model-variant, the S, did not come with an anti-lock braking system (ABS) even though this was available to the LX and EX variants. A standard tire-pressure monitoring system was not initially available until the 2005 redesign, which also added side airbags to all model-variants.

    Performance and handling issues

    In 2004, many reviewers were disappointed with the Verona's poor performance. Taking-off was sluggish and any changes in its automatic transmission kicked-in slowly. This is because it took this car 10.7 seconds to accelerate to 60 mph and 17.9 seconds to get to 78 mph. Furthermore, the Verona's 2.5-liter I6 engine was quite weak in the mid-sized sedan class, even when compared to I4 engines. It only produced 155 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque that could hardly carry its 3,446-pound bulk. This engine was also not as fuel efficient as its competitors, consuming 11.9 liters for every 100 kilometers on the highway. Meanwhile, many complaints were lodged because of the Verona's comforted-biased suspension. The car's springs were too soft so cornering tightly produced a lot of body roll.

    Recalls and repair bulletins

    By the end of its short life, several technical service bulletins (TSBs) were announced about the Suzuki Verona. These included a problem with a power steering pulley that could come apart from its 2005 and 2006 models. Various electrical issues were also experienced by 2004 and 2005 model owners due to damaged insulation on its wiring harness. These issues affected around 40 circuits, including the lights, fuel pump, and rear defogger circuits among others.