With the all-new Suzuki Forenza, value-seeking sedan shoppers finally can find everything they want in a sophisticated, premium compact starting at $12,499.

The Forenza has standard features that are normally associated with considerably higher-priced models: CD/cassette AM/FM audio system with eight speakers; steering wheel-mounted sound system controls; four-wheel disc brakes; power windows, door locks, and heated mirrors; air conditioning with micron-air filtration and rear heating ducts; tilt steering wheel; floor mats; and more.

Like the legendary Ferrari Daytona, the F355 and Maranello, the Forenza was styled by Pininfarina. Since the 1950s, the European studio has penned some of the most beautiful cars in the world for Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, and now, Suzuki.

Viewers are drawn to the Forenza’s crisp lines of the hood, the steeply raked nose and dual cylindrical halogen headlights. The gracefully curving roofline makes a contemporary statement. The artists at Pininfarina always keep aerodynamics in mind, which is part of the reason why the Forenza not only delivers excellent fuel mileage, but also has confidence-inspiring stability at today’s elevated interstate-highway speeds.

Function also played a large part in the design of the Forenza’s large greenhouse, which offers both a sporty appearance and maximum visibility.

SPECIFICATIONS

VEHICLE TYPE……………..FWD sedan

POWERPLANT……………….2.0L I4

OUTPUT…………………..119 horsepower, 126 torque

EPA MILEAGE RATING………..24 mpg city, 31 mpg highway

MSRP…………………….$12,499


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