Suzuki Splash Review & Ratings
- 11 February 2016
- Author: Nikolas Perseputto
The Suzuki Splash is classified as a city car and was first introduced to the market in 2009. The Splash was developed by both the Suzuki Motor Corporation as well as Adam Opel AG, with their version of this vehicle being called the Agila. This vehicle first debuted as a concept car at the Paris Auto Show in 2006 as well as the Frankfurt Auto Show in 2007. In Suzuki’s European lineup, the Splash is just below the Swift and uses a shortened wheelbase version of the Suzuki’s Swift’s chassis. When it comes to the Japanese market lineup, the Splash comes in between the Swift and Solio.
Initially, the Suzuki Splash was launched with two different versions of petrol engines available, including a 3-cylinder 1.0 liter and 4-cylinder 1.2 liter Family 0 as well as a 4-cylinder version of Fiat’s own MultiJet diesel engine. Five seats comes standard with this vehicle, unlike some of the ones that have come before it. This vehicle was introduced into the Japanese market in October of 2009 and was made available for purchase as the Splash 1.2 and was rebadged as the Vauxhall Agila in the UK. Although this vehicle was sold on the German market, it was rebranded with the “Opel” name as the Opel Agila.
When it comes to the automobile industry, the European market can be broken down into two different categories, including compact cars with front wheel drive, which is the most relevant category for this particular vehicle. The overall body size of the Splash is significantly smaller than that of the Swift and especially when compared to the Takashi Tamotsu. The engine cylinder in the 3 series models is a 1000 cc petrol engine, a 4-cylinder 1200 cc, which is made by Fiat 1200 cc, and can be purchased with a 4-cylinder direct-injection diesel multi-jet engine, 5 MT, or 4 AT as well as a number of different combinations.
Opel offered the Agila variant of this vehicle in two different generations, the first of which was the Wagon R +. The Suzuki Splash was renamed the “Maruti Suzuki Ritz” in the Indian market, and the name had to be changed because of the fact that it was already registered by Ford. This vehicle is another shining example of the massive success that Maruti has experienced over the years, with more than 200,000 Ritz being driven in India within just 37 months of its release.
The Maruti Ritz is available in ten different specifications in India, five of which have a range of petrol and diesel engines to choose from, with the petrol variants powered by a 1.2 liter 1197 cc, K12M KB series petrol engine. The light weight all-aluminum K12M engine is capable of delivering up to 84 horsepower with a maximum power of 6000 rpm with 113 N m or 83 pound-feet of torque. The various diesel engines that the Maturi Ritz is available with are powered by Fiat’s own 1.3 liter Multijet diesel engine.
The 1.3 liter, 1248 cc DDiS diesel engines are extremely well-known for their great fuel efficiency as well as their excellent performance. This particular engine is capable of delivering up to 75 PS or 74 horsepower at a maximum power of 4000 rpm with 190 N m or 140 pound-feet of torque. The gas mileage that this vehicle is capable of has been rated at 17.7 kmpl in the city and 21 kmpl on the highway. The petrol 1.2 engine, however, seems to be slightly underpowered with a rating of 85 PS or 84 horsepower. Although these vehicles certainly have their shortcoming, there are many different engine options as well as unique and innovative designs.