The Suzuki Aerio, also known as the Suzuki Liana (Life in a New Age) in some markets, is a compact car manufactured by Suzuki Motor Corporation. It was introduced in 2001 and produced until 2007. The Aerio came in two body styles - a 4-door sedan and a 5-door hatchback.
The Suzuki Aerio came with two engine choices. The first model years (2001-2003) were equipped with a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine producing 141 horsepower. This engine was replaced in 2004 by a 2.3-liter, four-cylinder engine producing 155 horsepower, giving the Aerio a significant performance boost.
Both engines were mated to a standard five-speed manual transmission, with an optional four-speed automatic. The Aerio was noted for its brisk acceleration among compact cars, particularly with the larger engine. It also offered an all-wheel-drive variant, a rare feature in its class.
The Aerio stood out in the compact car segment with its tall roofline and high seating position, which offered excellent visibility and easy entry and exit. Inside, it featured a simple and functional design with a centrally located instrument cluster. Read more
Standard features on the Aerio included air conditioning, power windows, and mirrors, while upper trim levels added features such as a CD player, alloy wheels, and keyless entry. From 2005, Suzuki also offered an Aerio SX sport package with sport-tuned suspension, a rear spoiler, and body-side sill extensions.
The Aerio performed well in terms of sales, particularly in North America and several Asian markets. While specific sales figures are hard to come by as Suzuki has since ceased its U.S. operations, the Aerio has reportedly sold over 200,000 units globally during its production run.