The 2012 Suzuki Splash has been released with prices starting from £7,777 for this mini-MPV.
The Suzuki Splash has been given a makeover for 2012 with attention to both the interior and exterior design. 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.
There is the choice of either Suzuki’s 68 PS VVT 1.0-litre (Variable Valve Timing) three cylinder unit and latest Dual VVT (inlet and exhaust camshaft) 94 PS 1.2-litre petrol engine that was first used in the new Swift. The combined fuel consumption is 60.1mpg for the 1.0-litre and 55.4mpg for the 1.2-litre (automatic 49.6mpg). The 1.0-litre emits 109g/km of CO2 meaning it qualifies for £20 annual road tax, free in the first year. The manual transmission 1.2 litre models emit 118g/km of CO2 and costs £30 in annual VED, again 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 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.
The SZ3 1.2-litre to SZ4 gain ESP (Electronic Stability Programme); 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 now available in Sparkling Blue metallic along with Galactic Grey, Silky Silver and Cosmic Black metallic paint finishes as well as Superior White and Bright Red standard solid colours.Published 9 July 2012