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By Ketan Patel


Suzuki Splash Mini-MPV 2012 Review

The Suzuki Splash Mini-MPV 2012 has been recently launched on the automotive market, bringing along with it numerous improvements both inside and out. As ever, the Splash boasts a low fuel consumption and great agility, making it one of the best choices when it comes to picking up a city car.

The Mini-MPV comes with two engine variants, a 1.0 liter three cylinder engine with Variable Valve Timing and a band new 1.2 liter petrol engine with Dual VVT. The 1.0 liter unit is able to develops 68 PS whereas the 1.2 liter is able to deliver 94 PS. The smaller unit has a fuel efficiency of 91.1 mpg combined, while its bigger brother the 1.2 liter engine is able to cover 55.4 mpg on manual transmission, and 49.6 when coupled with an automatic gearbox.

The two engines are split between five trim levels, the 1.0 liter being available on the SZ2and SZ3, and the 1.2 liter unit being fitted on the SZ3 and SZ4. The latter comes with the automatic gearbox as an option.

On the exterior the new Mini-MPV comes with a few minor tweaks, but also with a brand new metallic color. Sparkling Blue has now been made available, alongside the already introduced colors like Galactic Grey, Silky Silver, Superior White, Bright Red and Cosmic Black.

The interior is quite generous for its size, offering plenty of legroom for five adults and 573 liters of luggage thanks to the one-touch rear seat folding system that can create a flat load floor. The MPV offers a wide range of options as a standard, including a CD tuner with MP3, leather trimmed tilt adjustable steering wheel featuring audio controls, front electric windows with driver's auto-down, four airbags, heated and electrically adjustable side mirrors, remote central locking and an information display. Air conditioning comes as a standard on the 1.0 liter SZ3 trim level and above.

Other features found specifically in the SZ3 and SZ4 1.2 liter variants are the 15-inch wheels, ESP, front foglamps and curtain shield airbags.

Last but not least one of the most important aspects of the Suzuki Splash Mini-MPV 2012is that is offered VAT free and it has a starting price-tag for the 1.0 liter SZ2 of £7,777, making it much more affordable than the Hyundai ix20.

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