The Splash’s relatively high 1590 mm roof line allows plenty of cabin height and relatively high seat positions, thereby realising a roomy, comfortable interior environment with good visibility for safer driving. Compared with the Swift, front seat headroom increases by 24 mm, that in the rear by 31 mm. Similarly front and rear seat hip points rise by 54 and 47 mm respectively, which makes for more comfortable entry and exit. The higher rear seats give passengers a better view and a more spacious feeling, as well as making it easier to attach a child seat.
A host of storage compartments throughout the cabin make Splash convenient and fun to use. Pockets in the front door trims can hold a 500 ml plastic bottle and road atlases, while the front cupholder on the floor console can accommodate a 750 ml bottle, the one at the rear a 1.5 litre bottle.
On the passenger side of the fascia is a large tray into which all manner of small personal items can be placed and beneath it a glovebox. At the top of the centre stack is a lidded compartment complete with coin holder and large enough to swallow CD cases.
All models feature a sunglasses holder in the roof lining, while just ahead of the gear lever is a console box suitable for items such as a mobile telephone. Finally, the front passenger seat features an under-seat tray and, on GLS+ models, a passenger seat back pocket.
The tallish body makes access to the luggage compartment particularly easy. Load space is 178 litres (VDA) which includes a useful 36 litre under-floor compartment suitable for storage of a first aid kit, small valuables and, with its waterproof lining, wet or soiled items; partitions keep things tidy.
Folding the one-touch rear seats forward – they are split 60: 40 – creates a virtually flat load floor. The headrests do not need to be removed, they are simply pushed down to their lowest level. The resulting load space is able to hold a total of 573 litres (VDA) which again includes the under-floor compartment.