Suzuki Auto South Africa has added the new Suzuki Splash to its local lineup of passenger cars. Aimed at a youthful market, the new Suzuki Splash is compact and is said to offer generous space thanks to its tall roofline, long wheelbase and short overhangs. The new Suzuki Splash will serve between the entry-level Alto model and the Suzuki Swift hatchback.
“The new Suzuki Splash provides a level of space and practicality not usually available in the minicar segment. But it’s also fun to drive, thanks to its agile road manners and composed ride. At the same time, its efficient drivetrain keeps running costs low,” says Suzuki marketing manager Francois van Eeden.
New Suzuki Splash uses familiar engineThe new Suzuki Splash is fitted with the familiar 1.2-litre engine that does service in the entry-level Swift hatchback range and is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission while a four-speed automatic transmission is available as an option. This 1.2-litre unit offers 63 kW of power and 113 Nm of torque while achieving a combined fuel consumption figure of only 5.6-litres / 100km.
Model RangeA total of three models make up the new Suzuki Splash range. The entry-level Splash 1.2 GA is the most affordable option and comes standard with a 5-speed manual transmission. Features on this model include a digital clock, air-conditioning, key-operated central-locking, cloth seats, 60/40 split rear seats, ABS and dual airbags.
The Splash 1.2 GL can be had with either a five speed manual or four speed automatic transmission. this model is distinguished with color-coded door handles, front fog lamps and a 'sporty' rear spoiler. This model features a rev counter, large speedometer, Radio/CD player with four speakers, auxiliary/USB inputs and audio controls on the three-spoke steering wheel. The GL model also benefits from keyless entry, electric windows, heated rear screen with wip/wash system and an stowage tray under front passenger seat. ABS and dual airbags are standard on this model too.
New Suzuki Splash - Price in South AfricaSuzuki Splash 1.2i GA M/T - R124 900 Suzuki Splash 1.2i GL M/T - R134 900 Suzuki Splash 1.2i GL A/T - R149 900
The Suzuki Splash is sold with a three-year/100 000 km warranty and 2-year/30 000 km service plan. Scheduled services are at 15 000 km intervals.