While it bowed out of other major markets three years ago, Suzuki Liana (called Aerio in America) survives and gets new blood in China.
With the release of the 1.4-liter hatchback version, named "Liana a+," today, Changhe-Suzuki hopes to regain some lost ground in the 1.2L-1.5L segment. This is despite the fact that there are already four Suzuki entries there–Beidouxing (Wagon R from Changhe-Suzuki), Landy (Changhe-Suzuki), Lingyang (Chang’an-Suzuki), Swift (Chang’an-Suzuki), which will be joined by the Splash supermini from Changhe-Suzuki early next year.
Externally, the 5-door Liana a+ is just a facelifted version of the existing 1.6L hatchback. It becomes 30mm wider; the grille and front fog lamps are re-designed; sunroof is offered on the luxury II edition.
Under the hood, it gets the 1.4-liter K14B-C rated at 73kW/5900rpm and 134Nm/4800rpm. A slightly different version is found on Beidouxing and Landy.
Three trim levels are unveiled: standard, luxury I and II. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard on all.
The Liana a+ will be sold alongside the 1.6L Liana sedan and hatchback with prices ranging from 62,800-70,800 yuan.
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