Life is all about living in the moment; finding that one thing that pulls at your heartstrings and makes you happy. Splashing out once in a while is a great feeling, but imagine if you could do it every day, in any way, big or small? Meet the Suzuki Splash, the nifty run-around that’s compact in size yet big on fun, comfort and practicality, for any generation or lifestyle.
The Splash effortlessly achieves a superb balance between spaciousness, utility and stylish design, making sure that driving is a smooth, quiet and enjoyable experience.
SPLASH OUT IN STYLE
Carrying on Suzuki’s ‘fun driving’ DNA, the chic exterior of the Splash succeeds in bringing happiness not only to the driver and passengers but to the unsuspecting bystanders who can’t help but stare – from curve to curve. The Splash is a fun, compact, and can-do-anything vehicle fit for the whole family. This practical and stylish hatch with expressive three-dimensional curves, defines a form with a relatively high roofline that gives enhanced visibility, comfort, utility and interior space.
The flowing silhouette, rising character lines, and distinctive cut-off tailgate combine to give the exterior a sharp, aerodynamic look.
SPLASH OUT GRACEFULLY
The Splash is thoughtfully crafted to enhance your driving comfort. The dual two-tone interior and fresh cabin design brings the joy of comfort from the moment you step inside. The tallboy structure gives best-in-class headroom complemented with overall visibility and ample legroom to pamper you in every way possible.
SPLASH OUT ABOVE THE REST
The Splash comes standard with a big list of extras, from air conditioning to the instrument panel with a wrap-around shape with a flowing, streamlined console that slants away from passengers to create an open, airy feeling. The innovatively designed, white-faced analogue speedometer provides the required information at a glance while the dash-mounted rev counter* completes the dashboard’s fun and sporty look. Packed with these amenities that you love and more, it’s a one-of-a-kind car that is light and fun to drive – just as life should be.
*GL model only
Turn it up
When words fail, music speaks. The Splash’s audio system speaks the language of its occupants, and it features stylish design to match its youthful image. The four-speaker audio system consists of a CD tuner, handy USB/auxiliary port and MP3 player with speed sensing volume control and steering wheel controls to pump up (or down) the music. From Rock, Classic and Pop to Jazz and Hip Hop, this modern system’s pre-set equaliser allows you to select your preferred music style, at your leisure.*
*GL model only
Cool and in control
Set your desired temperature with the Splash’s air conditioning system to keep you cool on hot summer days and as warm as you need to be when it gets a little chilly.
Smart storage spaces
Accessible storage spaces for small items are located around the inside. The driver and front passenger enjoy the benefit of a bottle holder; and right beside the hand-brake lever is an additional one for more convenience. The top centre area of the dashboard features a lidded compartment ideal for handkerchiefs, sun glasses or CDs and underneath the passenger side of the dashboard is a large storage tray for greater utility.
The dashboard is finished with a metallic-silver border and a large speedometer located centrally behind the steering wheel. LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) information display located in the speedometer includes a trip meter and odometer, time, outside temperature, fuel consumption, and a simple push of a button calculates the distance remaining until you have run out of fuel. The rev counter* completes the fun and sporty look.
*GL model only
MORE THAN ENOUGH
SPACE TO SPLASH OUT
With a surprisingly large interior, the Splash easily seats five, making every family outing or friends’ night out an enjoyable experience. The relatively high roof provides extra headroom to make the cabin seem even larger, and it also allows a natural-feeling upright seating position, raising comfort and giving more leg and luggage space.
Roomy comfort complements easy manoeuvrability
While compact enough to easily move through narrow streets and tight parking spaces, the Splash provides roomy comfort and utility to five adults. The seats are a skilful balance of form, size and support to keep all passengers relaxed and refreshed to the end of long drives.
The higher seating position gives the driver better visibility, promoting safer driving and easier parking in smaller spaces. The higher rear seats give rear passengers a better view and a more spacious feeling, as well as making it easier to secure a child seat.
No matter where you’re headed, the Splash covers all your safety requirements. Extensive safety features include a collision-safety engineered body; front airbags; front 3-point ELR (Emergency Locking Retractor) seatbelts with pretensioners and force limiters; 3-point ELR seatbelts for two rear passengers; head restraints; and pillar trim that mitigates head injuries. Pedestrian protection includes bumper and bonnet designs that reduce head and leg injuries.The Splash comes standard with an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) for the front disc/rear drum brake system. Child locks are provided for the rear doors; central locking is also standard on GL models.
The Splash’s 1.2-litre four-cylinder engine has a maximum output of 63 kW at 6000 r/min, combined with a torque peak of 113 Nm at 4 5000 r/min. The engine revs freely to ensure smooth and willing performance while the gear ratios offer an ideal compromise between response and economy. The independent front suspension consists of MacPherson struts and an anti-roll bar, while the rear layout employs a space-saving torsion beam with coil springs and dampers.
The standard transmission is a five-speed manual gearbox, driving the front wheels, but a four-speed automatic transmission is also available.
Making performance waves
With a kerb mass of more than a ton and a lively 1.2-litre engine, the Splash delivers quite a nippy performance. The five-speed manual model accelerates from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour in 12.3 seconds, while top speed is 160 km/h.
With a combined cycle consumption figure of 5.6 litres per 100 kilometres in the case of manual models, and 6.4 litres per 100 kilometres for the automatic transmission variant, the Splash’s fuel economy is excellent. CO2 emissions levels come to 133 and 150 g/km respectively.