2011 (11) Suzuki Splash1.0 GLS 5dr

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Digital clockDoor ajar warning lamp
Lights on warningLow fuel level warning light
Outside temperature displayPAS
Remote fuel cap releaseTachometer
Trip computer 

Entertainment

4 speakersSpeed sensitive stereo volume
Stereo radio/CD player and MP3 facility 

Exterior Features

Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body colour electric adjustable heated door mirrorsDay/night rear view mirror
Electric front windows + drivers one touchFront and rear intermittent wipers
Green tinted glassHeadlamp levelling

Interior Features

12V Accessory socket3 spoke leather covered steering wheel
60/40 split folding rear seatAir conditioning + pollen filter
Assist gripsCloth door trim
Cloth upholsteryConvenience hooks
Driver + passenger vanity mirrorsDriver's sunvisor with ticket holder
Driver/front passenger seat height adjustmentFront and rear cup holders
Front door pockets with bottle holdersFront head restraints
Front map lightIsofix rear child seat preparation
Luggage area underfloor compartmentLuggage compartment lighting
Passenger seat back pocketReach adjustable steering wheel
Rear coat hooksRear headrests
Steering wheel audio controlsSunglasses holder

Safety

'Childproof' rear door locks3 point seatbelts on all seats
ABS/EBDBrake assist
Curtain airbagsDriver seatbelt warning indicator
Driver/Front Passenger airbagsESP
Front passenger airbag deactivationFront seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters
Front side airbagsHeight adjustable front seatbelts
Traction control 

Security

AlarmDeadlocks
ImmobiliserKey in reminder
Remote central door locking 

Trim

Silver dash trim 

Wheels

15" steel wheelsTyre repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)120Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 4

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC996Compression Ratio11.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders3
Cylinders - Bore (mm)73Cylinders - Stroke (mm)79.4
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears5 SPEEDNumber of Valves12
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)56.5EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)64.2EC Urban (mpg)47.9

General

Badge Engine CC1.0Badge Power65
Coin SeriesGLSInsurance Group 12
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 077EInsurance Group 2E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12EURO NCAP Front and Side Impact test - Star Rating.4
EURO NCAP Pedestrian test - Star Rating.3Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)14.7Engine Power - BHP65
Engine Power - KW48Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT66
Engine Torque - MKG9Engine Torque - NM90
Engine Torque - RPM4800Top Speed99

Tyres

Tyre Size Front185/60 R15Tyre Size Rear185/60 R15
Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KITWheel Type15" STEEL

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1590Length3715
Wheelbase2360Width1680

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)45Gross Vehicle Weight1485
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)573Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)178
Max. Loading Weight495Minimum Kerbweight990
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb9.4
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Suzuki Splash

BY STEVE WALKER

Introduction

Citycars don't have to be cheap and cheerful. Some manufacturers make them trendy. Others concentrate on a higher quality look and feel. Both approaches take asking prices of these diminutive sub-superminis dangerously close to what you'd pay for a properly-sized supermini from the next class up. Still, buyers don't seem to mind and cars like this one, Suzuki's Splash, have proved quite popular in the small car sector over the last few years. Though it comes from the higher-quality rather trendy standpoint in its approach, it still struck a chord with plenty of new car buyers, if not quite as many as its design stablemate, Vauxhall's Agila. So what's this Suzuki like as a used buy?

History

The Splash arrived in March 2008 to sit between the Alto citycar and the Swift supermini in the Suzuki model hierarchy. It's smaller than supermini-based MPVs of the period like Vauxhall's Meriva and Nissan Note. In terms of size, it has more in common with the likes of Peugeot's 1007 or the roomier citycars like Fiat's Panda but the most obvious comparison is with the MK2 Vauxhall Agila with which the Splash shared a platform. The car definitely has MPV tendencies with its tall shape but it's best thought of as a citycar for owners who need to carry passengers on a regular basis. The Splash initially offered a pair of engine options. There was a 1.2-litre petrol unit and a 1.3-litre diesel obtained by virtue of the link-up with Vauxhall. The 1.2-litre engine was available with an automatic gearbox and although GLS and GLS+ trim levels were offered, the diesel was badged DDiS and came with its own specification. The engine line-up was extended early in 2009 by the addition of an entry-level 1.0-litre petrol unit. This had the desirable effect of lowering the entry-level price of a car which had looked pricey next to basic versions of full-size superminis.

What You Get

A diminutive five-door car, the Splash was the fourth model to be created under Suzuki's "Way of Life!" design philosophy. Following on from the Swift, Grand Vitara and SX4, the aim was for it to excite customers with a youthful vibrancy that previous small Suzukis had sorely lacked. The car also needed to retain the spaciousness, high seating position and good all-round visibility that a supermini-MPV needs and that the Splash's Wagon R predecessor actually did rather well. The Splash has a 30mm shorter wheelbase than the Swift supermini and is just 3.72m long overall. Despite this, space inside is quite generous with the mass of headroom adding to the roomy feel. The boot is very pokey but when the rear seats are unoccupied, you can fold them down to make room for the shopping. The exterior styling owes much to the Project Splash concept car that had the covers whipped from it at the 2006 Paris Motor Show. Certainly, this finished production Splash is a pleasantly styled thing. Chunky and high-roofed in the best MPV traditions, it's also significantly different in appearance to its Vauxhall Agila sister vehicle. Compared to the Vauxhall car, the Splash exhibits a different bonnet, wings, bumpers and light clusters as well as a different tailgate. The switchgear inside is similar to that in the Swift with big, simple controls that are extremely easy to use. The build quality seems to be robust even if some of the plastics are a little low rent. The rev-counter sits in a little pod on top of the dash, looking like an afterthought: certainly, it can be difficult to glean the required information from the thing. All Splash models are equipped with a CD tuner with MP3 player and steering wheel-mounted audio controls, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, remote central locking, front electric windows with driver's auto-down, air conditioning, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, height-adjustable front seats, a tilt adjustable steering wheel and an information display. ABS with brake assist and electronic brakeforce distribution is included, as is ESP stability control. Six airbags are dotted around the interior, plus there are seatbelt force limiters and pre-tensioners for the front seats. That's a good quota of equipment for a small car.

What to Look For

The build quality on the Splash is reassuringly solid and the engines shouldn't turn up many problems. The car will most likely have been used in and around urban areas so while the mileage might be modest, check for parking knocks and scrapes on the bumpers and bodywork. Make sure that the rear seat folding mechanism works properly as this may have been used frequently to expand the modest boot area.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2008 1.2 GLS - ex VAT) A clutch assembly is around £100 and an exhaust system about £130. Front and rear brake pads will be about £60 and £40. A radiator is about £100 reconditioned, a recon alternator about £150 and a recon starter motor around £110.

On the Road

The Splash rides of the same chassis as Suzuki's lively Swift hatchback and despite its taller shape and accompanying higher centre of gravity, it handles with a similar verve. This is ideal when you've got tight urban streets to negotiate, as is the elevated driving position of the Splash and its good all-round visibility. There's very little rear overhang and the flat back end of the car makes reverse parking a cinch, even if the thick C-pillars do sometimes obstruct your view. If you had to pick fault, it would be with the ride which can be over firm on poorly surfaced roads but it's a small price to pay for the nimbleness of the Splash. On the open road, it's likely that the 1.0-litre engine will be found out a little with its sluggish 14.7s 0-60mph time and 99mph top speed, but Splash target customers are unlikely to venture too far from home on a regular basis. If longer trips are on the agenda, the 1.3-litre diesel is worth considering. Emissions of 120g/km from the 1.3 DDiS diesel will help render the car affordable to run. The diesel engine also posts the best economy figures with 62.8mpg, but buyers will need to weigh these savings up against their projected annual mileage and the price premium that the oil-burner commands. The 1.0-litre petrol engine manages 56.5mpg on the combined cycle.

Overall

If you can afford slightly higher pricing than you might expect for a citycar, then you'll find the Suzuki Splash to be a likable little vehicle. It feels solidly put together and handles well, despite its tall shape. The styling is another plus point, as is the passenger space inside but the boot is small and most people needing to carry rear-seat passengers will simply opt for a larger car. If the unusual qualities of the Splash fit with your lifestyle, a used one should prove a rewarding purchase.

Performance
60%
Handling
60%
Comfort
60%
Space
50%
Styling
70%
Build
70%
Value
80%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
80%

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Linwood Toyota (Paisley)

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