Japan’s Suzuki falls under the General Motors sphere of influence and so does the remnants of Korea’s Daewoo (GM has an ownership stake in both). And with trade between them almost a requirement of their co-prosperity under GM hegemony, it was almost inevitable that Suzuki would adopt some Daewoo vehicles as its own.
To put it in a 1970’s Warsaw Pact context, Suzuki’s deal to sell the Daewoo-built and Daewoo-engineered mid-size Verona and compact Forenza is the equivalent of a Hungarian baking cooperative buying Bulgarian wheat to make their bread. It’s not the best wheat, but that’s not important. What is important is that it be bought.
It may be bland Hungarian-baked Bulgarian wheat bread, but at least the Verona is nourishing.
A lot of car, not a lot of money or a lot of power
2004 Suzuki VeronaEnlarge Photo