Suzuki Aerio Earns Highest Crash-Test Rating – It's True

NOUVELLES par Communiqué, décembre 11, 2002

Known for its roomy interior and sporty style, the SUZUKI Aerio design is being acclaimed for its high safety performance – It's True! The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded the SUZUKI Aerio with the highest crash-test rating for the 40-mph (64 KM) offset frontal crash test of compact cars. "Style, comfort and safety are the pillars of SUZUKI cars and we are proud to accept the highest safety crash-test rating for the SUZUKI Aerio from the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety," says Bruce Usselman, Division Manager – Automotive, SUZUKI Canada Inc. "SUZUKI has always stood for reliability, style and quality Japanese engineering, and we are proud to see the IIHS recognize SUZUKI for its continuing improvement in vehicle safety. Customers now have the added assurance of knowing that not only has the SUZUKI Aerio design received the highest rating for safety, along with the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, but that the SUZUKI XL-7, along with BMW, Mercedes and Lexus, has received the highest rating as well." The IIHS ratings reflect performance in a 40-mph frontal offset crash test into a deformable barrier. Based on the results of this test, the Institute evaluates the crashworthiness of passenger vehicles, assigning each a rating of good, acceptable, marginal or poor. The tested cars included the SUZUKI Aerio, Toyota Corolla, Mini Cooper, Honda Accord and the Audi A4. In addition, the SUZUKI Aerio also received the "best pick" designation for the highest crash-test rating. 2003 SUZUKI AERIO When you consider standard features like power windows, 4-speaker CD stereo, power steering, outside temperature display, dual airbags, tilt steering and AWD, well-equipped is an understatement when it comes to describing the SUZUKI Aerio design. Along with great fuel economy, the Aerio models have a 2.0-litre, 16-valve engine that produces a class leading 145 horsepower and 136 lb-ft of torque. No shortage of performance here. And when it comes to safety, you can rest easy knowing that a reinforced unibody frame, with four cross members, front and rear crumple zones, side impact beams, as well as passenger and driver-side airbags, will provide maximum collision protection. The Aerio lineup consists of the Sedan, the Fastback and Fastback AWD priced from $15,795.

2003 SUZUKI XL-7 The XL-7 has plenty get up and go with its 180 lb-ft of torque, and a 2.7-litre, V6, 24-valve, quad cam engine pumping out 183 horsepower. Its ladder-box frame provides greater strength and safety, while its 16-inch wheels, roof rails and colour keyed bumpers allow you to drive in maximum style – even more so now that it has a sleek interior to match. The 2003 XL-7 lineup consists of the JX, JLX (5), and JLX Plus priced from $26,995. A 5-year Power Train Warranty and Roadside Assistance Plan At No Extra Cost The SUZUKI Aerio and Fastback also come with the improved 2003 SUZUKI Secure Enhanced Protection warranty coverage at no additional cost. The plan features a five year/100,000 kilometre Power Train warranty, a three year/60,000 kilometre New Vehicle Limited warranty, and a five year unlimited mileage Anti-Perforation warranty. All warranties are zero deductible and fully transferable at no cost. For your added peace of mind, SUZUKI Secure Advantage Protection includes exceptional roadside assistance benefits for five years with no mileage limitations.