Suzuki Liana (also known as the Aerio) – car hatchback or sedan produced until 2007 by the Japanese company Suzuki Motor Corporation.
The production model Liana started in 2001. It is the successor model of the Suzuki Baleno/Esteem. Model Liana is available in two body styles as a 4-door sedan or 5-door hatchback. The car initially characterized by a fairly poor running due to bad design of this suspension. During the modernization in 2004, this drawback is removed and since that time these vehicles run very well, but many users complain about too athletic (and through this hard) suspension settings. Vehicles offered on the Polish market characterized by a very affordable price and very extensive standard equipment – much better than the competing cars. Standard equipment of the vehicle, among other things air conditioning, ABS with EBD, electric windows, electrically adjustable and heated mirrors, heated seats, very good quality audio system, four airbags, power steering, central locking with alarm and fog lights. Vehicles offered with petrol engines with a capacity of 1.3 and 1.6 liter diesel and 1.4-liter. Displacing 1.6 liters and Liani very good performance (acceleration 0-100km/h at 11 seconds). The vehicle despite the relatively small wheelbase provides plenty of space travelers. It is thanks to the construction of seats, which, thanks to special high clamping leave a lot of room for passengers feet. The disadvantage of this solution is to reduce the capacity of the luggage compartment. Users praise vehicles driving comfort, spacious interior, generous equipment, very solid construction, high uptime, low fuel consumption, good performance and handling (versions after upgrading). The disadvantages include the loud engine 1.6-liter, a small trunk in the 5-door version and bad behavior of the car on bends (versions before upgrading). Users also complain factory Bridgestone tires, which can not cope on Polish bad roads. Despite the undeniable advantages of positive feedback and professionals vehicle has not won recognition in Poland. The reason for this is probably his controversial style, as well as poor brand recognition Suzuki.W 2007 is presented successor constructed jointly with Fiat – SX4 model, which is much more popular.
In the years 2002 – 2005, the British automotive program Top Gear, Suzuki Liana for seven seasons was the car for a reasonable price in the competition "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car". He was elected to the role, because the day of its presentation, the price in the UK was 9995 pounds. A copy of the program is used in the production model. Has been modified only for safety reasons found in the stars, with a roll cage and seat Sports. While performing in the program Liani occurred 65 stars. The slowest times Liani reached Terry Wogan (2:04) and Richard Whiteley (2:06). Both have been discredited by Billy Baxter – blind Bosnian veteran wojenngo, who along with Jeremy Clarkson as a pilot, have driven the track in 2 minutes and 2 seconds. The quickest time can boast of a British sailor Ellen MacArthur, who beat the Top Gear track in time 1:46.07. His lap Liani also presented F1 driver Nigel Mansell, Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Damon Hill and Mark Webber. Within four years of operation, Liana beat more than 1,600 laps, went through 100 exchanges tires and brakes, 6 times mentioned in the clutch, 2 times hubs, shafts, control arms, struts and ties gear and exterior mirrors. In the spring of 2006, the first episode of the eighth series of the program, Liana was replaced by Chevroleta Lacetti.