Thursday, March 13, 2008

Suzuki Splash photo gallery

Apart from the A-Star concept car, Maruti Suzuki plans to launch another small hatchback, the Suzuki Splash, at the Auto Expo 2008. Suzuki Splash will be positioned between Zen Estilo and Swift and can be called the next generation Wagon R. Splash is expected to be priced around Rs 3.5 lakh, the price of the Wagon R.

The Splash is a great looker - just take a look at the photos of the Splash on this page and you will know what we mean!

Suzuki Splash Auto Expo photo

A 1.2 litre petrol and 1.3 litre diesel engine will power the Splash. Like the A-Star concept, the Splash will also be an A-segment car and will be produced at Maruti’s Manesar plant. Osamu Suzuki, Suzuki Motor chairman, has said that the premium hatchback Splash will be manufactured in India and will be available in the Indian market by mid-2008. Splash will be launched in Europe and other overseas markets in 2008.

The Suzuki Splash was first displayed at the 2006 Paris motor show and then at the Frankfurt Motor Show. In terms of design, Splash is reminiscent of the Swift and the SX4, which is not surprising considering the styling team for Splash was led by Akira Kamio who was also a critical part of the Swift styling team.

Suzuki Splash photo

The Splash has been described by Suzuki as a multiutility vehicle for small families. The Suzuki Splash has spacious interiors though the Indian Splash will be functional to the point of being bare with safety features like seatbelt force limiters for the front seat. The dashboard will be fuss free in keeping with the Splash's youthful, fresh look. The Splash also has high seating positions and good visibility.

The engineering shows a judicious use of space. For example, the rear seats of the Splash can be folded back to make a flat load floor and a compartment below for storage. Cute and affordable, the Splash is very likely to make a huge splash in the Indian market.

The Splash is expected to make its Indian debut at the Auto Expo, and price and specs would be hopefully revealed by then.


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