The Suzuki cars coming to the United States from the GM-Daewoo venture in Korea will debut this week.
The Suzuki unveilings, along with debuts for the Ford Windstar replacement, the supercharged 2004 Chevrolet Impala and Monte Carlo, the four-door 2004 Toyota Tundra and other vehicles will take place during press events this week at the Chicago Auto Show.
Here's a roundup of the world debuts at the show.
Acura: Acura hopes to generate excitement for the RL line with the freshened 2004 sedan. XM satellite radio will be standard.
BMW: The new sport package for the 745i and 745Li will be introduced. The package includes suspension enhancements, 19-inch wheels, mixed-size performance tires.
Chevrolet: The first of Chevrolet's SS performance cars will be unveiled with the 2004 Impala SS and the Monte Carlo SS. Each car features a supercharged V-6 engine, suspension upgrades, and front and rear styling enhancements.
Dodge: One of the following pickups will likely debut: the redesigned 2004 Dakota pickup or the 2004 SRT-10 Ram pickup. The latter features a version of the Viper's V-10 engine with horsepower in the neighborhood of 450.
Ford: The Windstar will be re-engineered for the 2004 model year and will get a new name, the Freestar. "While the exterior holds a close resemblance to the past Ford minivan, it is really the interior and the functional aspects of the vehicle which have been significantly improved," Ford spokesman Dave Reuter said.
Mazda: Two limited-edition versions of the Miata will be unveiled.
Mercury: The automaker's 2004 Monterey minivan will be introduced along with images of Mercury's new mid-sized premium sedan.
Mitsubishi: A Lancer model with a high horsepower four-banger is expected.
Suzuki: Suzuki will expand its vehicle line with the addition of two 2004 model year sedans that will be produced by GM Daewoo Auto & Technology in Korea. Suzuki has a 14.9 percent stake in the venture.
One sedan is expected to be a rebadged version of the Lacetti, a 1.5-liter compact that replaced the Daewoo Nubira in Korea last November. The second sedan is expected to be a version of the Magnus, a Honda Accord-sized car.
Toyota: Toyota's 2004 Tundra Double Cab pickup will make its first appearance. The passenger compartment is stretched to accommodate four full-sized doors.
Volkswagen: The 20th anniversary 2003 GTi will be introduced. The limited-edition three-door features VW's 180-hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a lowered sport suspension and other equipment.
Volvo: The 2004 S80 will debut with Volvo's Four-C suspension. Sensors continuously check the movements and reactions of the car so the system can automatically adapt the stiffness of the shock absorbers.