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2012 Suzuki Splash launches

Thu, 05 Jul 2012 00:00:00 -0700

The Suzuki Splash gets a bit of a facelift for 2012 with tweaks to the bumpers, grill and interior trim.

If you’re looking for something to potter around the urban landscape – and need a bit more room than the normal city car – the new Suzuki Splash may be right up your street.

With its upright driving position and extra room compared to the usual city box, the Swift does a decent job of ferrying families round cities. It’s not exactly cool, but it’s not a bad choice.

Suzuki has given the Splash a bit of a titivate for the second half of 2012 with the usual tweaks to bumpers, grill and interior trim to mark it out as ‘new’, which might give the impetus to ‘splash’ out on one as a daily runaround.

If the tweaks (and the lack of any real identity) aren’t enough to coax you in to a Splash then Suzuki’s ‘VAT free’ offer might. For now, before Suzuki review it, that means you can grab the entry-level Suzuki Splash SZ2 for a very reasonable £7,777.

There’s a choice of either the 67bhp 1.0 litre 3-pot or the 93bhp 1.2 litre four-pot, automatic transmission and more toys on on the SZ3 and SZ4 if you want them.

But even the entry-level Splash gets a reasonable spec to go with its decent cabin space with electric front windows and mirrors, CD with MP3 and central locking. Move up to the SZ3 and you’ll get AirCon and the SZ4 throws in 15″ alloys, keyless and privacy glass.

The 2012 Suzuki Splash will never win a prize for the coolest car in town, but at £7,777 it’s a cheap way to move kids and stuff around town. And it’s well built.


By Cars UK