DETROIT – American Suzuki Motor Corp. is working to carve out room for its newest offering, the Aerio, against brutal competition in the tightening small-car/hatchback-crossover market. One of Suzuki’s largest tasks, officials say, is to "completely differentiate" the Aerio from the Esteem it is replacing. Suzuki has targeted first-year sales of 20,000 units for the Aerio – small volumes compared to the segment’s heavy hitters, but a significant increase over the Esteem, whose sales ...

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