Suzuki Splash (2008–2014)

Model History

September 2007

Suzuki Splash launched

All-new model, replaces Wagon R. 3,740mm (12’ 3”) long x 1,680mm (5’ 6”) wide x 1,590mm (5’ 3”) high. Luggage compartment: 173 litres, extending to 573 litres to window linew with rear seats folded.

Offered with Indian built Fiat 75PS 1,248cc Multijet diesel, 65PS 1.0 litre petrol and 86PS 1.2 petrol. 1.2 petrol available with auto or Easytronic type transmission. 5 doors. Car itself built by Magyar Suzuki Corporation in Hungary.

Much better looking than previous box-like Agila. With rear seats folded flat can carry 1150 litres. Diesel will be under 120g/km so £35pa VED. Four airbags, as well as an optional Electronic Stability Program (ESP).

Prices start from £8,999 for the 1.2 GLS model rising to £9,499 for the 1.2 GLS+, both powered by an 86 PS 1.2-litre petrol engine mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The GLS+ model can also be equipped with a 4-speed automatic, priced £10,349. For those whose preference is diesel, the 1.3 DDiS model, with an identical specification to the GLS+, is £10,499.

January 2009

Suzuki introduces new entry-level Splash GLS model for 2009. Suzuki is introducing a new entry-level variant of the Splash GLS mini-MPV model which was launched earlier this year, as motorists increasingly face pressure to downsize and shift to models which offer low CO2 emissions and high fuel economy.

The Splash GLS will feature a 68 bhp 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine producing 120 g/km of CO2, which makes it the third model in the Suzuki range to benefit from emissions of below 121 g/km, and annual road tax of only £35 as of April, 2009. The following On The Road (OTR) prices will apply to the Suzuki automobiles range as of 12 January, 2009.

1.0 GLS 5 Door MT £8,350.00
1.2 GLS 5 Door MT £8,850.00
1.2 GLS+ 5 Door MT £9,350.00
1.2 GLS+ 5 Door AT £10,200.00
1.3 DDiS 5 Door MT £10,300.00

04-07-12: Suzuki announced the 2012 model Splash Mini-MPV, incorporating styling refreshments to both exterior and interior that brings Splash right up to date for the second half of 2012 and beyond. Most importantly there are no increases in pricing and Suzuki’s very popular VAT free offers have now been extended across the Splash range with the 1.0-litre SZ2 available from just £7,777.

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, taking Splash to a still very compact 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 compact enough to manoeuvre with ease through narrow streets or to slot into tight parking spots. Yet on the inside its elevated driving position means it can comfortably seat five adults with plenty of legroom and luggage space, at the same time providing a great view of the road. 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 (VDA), including a handy waterproof compartment beneath the boot floor.

Two spirited but highly economical engines are offered: 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 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 (automatic 49.6mpg). The 1.0-litre emits just 109g/km of CO 2 meaning it qualifies for £20 annual road tax, free in the first year. Manual transmission 1.2 litre models with emissions of 118g/km cost just £10 more 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 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 ® (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.

What does a Suzuki Splash (2008 – 2014) cost?