Suzuki hopes for bigger Splash with revamped mini-MPV
The brand hopes that an extension of its VAT free offers across the Splash range will boost sales, with the car now costing from £7,777.
Exterior changes are led by the styling to the front and rear bumper, which adds 60mm to the car’s length. The design of the bonnet and grille are also new.
Inside there is a new design of seat fabric and a graphite colour scheme with a Piano Black finish to the centre console and Black cloth finish to the front door armrests.
A new exterior paint option is Sparkling Blue metallic alongside the Galactic Grey, Silky Silver and Cosmic Black metallic paint finishes as well as Superior White and Bright Red standard solid colours.
The Splash is offered in five versions with two petrol engines, the 68bhp VVT 1.0-litre three-cylinder unit and the latest Dual VVT 93bhp 1.2-litre that debuted in the latest Swift.
The 1.0-litre offers 60.1mpg combined cycle fuel consumption and 109g/km CO2 emissions, the 1.2 55.4mpg, (49.6mpg with the auto gearbox) and 118g/km.
The 1.0-litre is available in SZ2 and SZ3 trim, with the standard equipment list on entry-level SZ2s including four airbags, a CD tuner with MP3 player and steering wheel-mounted audio controls; leather-trimmed steering wheel and remote central locking.
They also get 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. SZ3 models upwards add air conditioning as standard.
The 1.2 comes in SZ3 or SZ4 form with the latter adding an Electronic Stability Programme, curtain shield airbags, 15-inch alloy wheels, front foglamps, keyless entry and start and privacy glass for the rear side windows and tailgate.
Words by: Andrew Charman