Suzuki Liana etymology: What does its name mean?

The Suzuki Liana (aka the Aerio in Japan and the USA) was unloved tall sedan and hatch that replaced the Cultus/Baleno, but what does its name mean?

The Liana is an acronym for Life In A New Age. Yes. Seriously.

While it practical and roomy thanks to its tall body, the odd detailing and cheap looks didn’t win it too many fans or buyers.

It did, however, gain a lot of fame, as the Liana was used in the “Star in a Reasonably Priced Car” segment in Top Gear.

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Derek Fung

Derek Fung

Editor-at-large — Derek has a lifelong love for all things automotive, from the dullest Camry to record shattering Bugattis. Prior to starting up Between the Axles he was a reviewer for CNET Australia and the founding editor of its Car Technology channel. [Read more]