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Suzuki Splash updated

Suzuki has announced the updated Splash Mini-MPV, featuring styling refreshments on both the inside and outside.

The list of changes includes new front and rear bumper styling, new bonnet and grille design, new design seat fabric and graphite colour scheme, Piano Black finish to centre console and Black cloth finish to the front door armrests. The changes in bumper designs have resulted in an overall increase in length of 60mm to a total of 3,775mm.

Sparkling Blue metallic has now also been added to the colour range as an option, adding to Galactic Grey, Silky Silver and Cosmic Black metallic paint finishes as well as Superior White and Bright Red standard solid colours.

Splash is designed for city driving, with its small footprint able to manoeuvre comfortably in narrow streets. On the inside, meanwhile, its elevated driving position allows it to seat five with plenty of legroom and luggage space, as well as offering the driver a clear view of the road ahead.

The high seating position makes for easy entry and exit, while folding the one-touch rear seats forward - split 60:40 - creates a virtually flat load floor and opens up 573 litres of luggage space, including a waterproof compartment beneath the boot floor.

Two engines are offered: Suzuki's 68 PS VVT 1.0-litre three cylinder unit and latest Dual VVT 94 PS 1.2-litre petrol engine that was first used in the all-new Swift.

Both engines are tuned and engineered with an emphasis on everyday driveability and cost-effective motoring with combined fuel consumptions of 60.1mpg for the 1.0-litre and 55.4mpg for the 1.2-litre. The 1.0-litre emits 109g/km of CO2, which equates to £20 VED, free in the first year. Manual transmission 1.2 litre models with emissions of 118g/km cost just £10 more, and is also free in the first year.

Five models make up the Splash range. The 1.0-litre is available in SZ2 and SZ3 trim; the 1.2 model is available in either SZ3 or SZ4 grades, with optional automatic transmission available on the SZ4.

All Splash models offer a comprehensive equipment list as standard including four airbags, CD tuner with MP3 player and steering wheel-mounted audio controls; leather-trimmed steering wheel; remote central locking; front electric windows with driver's auto-down; electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors; height-adjustable front seats; tilt adjustable steering wheel and an information display. 1.0-litre SZ3 models upwards add air conditioning as standard.

Step up from SZ3 1.2-litre to SZ4 and the standard specification is even higher with ESP; curtain shield airbags, 15 inch alloys, front foglamps, keyless entry and start and privacy glass for the rear side windows and tailgate.

The 2012 Suzuki Splash is available from £7,777 on-the-road.

Posted on 05.07.2012
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