Suzuki Splash 1.3 DDiS

13 Aug 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Suzuki Splash 1.3 DDiS

Suzuki Splash

1.3 DDiS

Splash 1.3 DDiS


0-60mph: 13.9 seconds; top 103mph

Average fuel:

Standard equipment: remote power steering, ABS, front and side curtain electric front windows, audio controls, height-adjustable height-adjustable driving seats, CD player with MP3 format.

verdict: 8/10

How dreadfully an obstinate front of low pressure down over the UK map to mark the start of summer just as a washes up on my test pad. is no ordinary standard test I’ve got the Splash for an epic six essentially to give it a right workout – proof of unshakeable faith in its newcomer.

All I hope for at this stage is the Splash won’t have the supernatural effect we attributed to chart-topper Umbrella during the hell of 2007.

Talk odd names though. I fail to that someone, somewhere Suzuki’s marketing echelons sit down and quietly blubber they were told this would be the final on the rump of their new baby There is, however, a process in known as semantic bleaching, words lose their over a period of time. The applies in car nomenclature: I mean, who about the VW Sharan now?

So within ten days of driving in this model, people either stopped sniggering or stopped noticing.

My model in Lagoon turquoise with seat trim inserts. a bit early to get too involved with the issues at this stage, I will vouch that the upholstery options available on the top spec level, will be over by any male drivers. And drivers, if the pressure of soaring costs and green worries apace, are going to be sitting just as much as their

In its make-up, the Splash is a global-village it’s funded by Japanese powered by an India-built 1.3 diesel (made by Italy’s Fiat), together by the honest toil of a workforce (alongside sister-car, the new Agila) and directed at us European

Initial thoughts? It might been squeezed from the design womb as the Vauxhall but it hogs more of the looks bigger, cuter lights, blingy chrome and cleaner lines. And both cars are a leap forward in aesthetics you measure them against the Suzuki Ignis-Vauxhall Agila project – the high-roofed that bore either was like something form the of Doctor Moreau and found only among those who looking for something that see them out.

Despite having a normal, roofline this time, practicality inside bodes There’s provision for three in the back – adults find it a little narrow if are three abreast, but legroom is and two lanky teenagers will the sprawling potential, if my nephews are to go by, quite satisfactory.

If you’re you’ll probably anticipate excitement at a weekend watching in a tumble drier. How wrong: it has a glacial 0-60 time on in the town, the Splash’s diesel is perky and never caught off And on the motorway? Surprisingly good: smooth and unstrained.

The downsides demand a little the ride is a touch hard at though that’s infinitely than a wallowmobile, some of the plastic surfaces in the cabin are a too hard and – most of niggles – the indicator is incredibly reminiscent of the hook that 1981 hit by kitsch band Trio – Da Da Da. to the song and drive the Splash. the Rights Association certainly to.

Music aside (and the CD player’s pretty good) the is, so far, fairly much in It engenders optimisim (thanks to a elevated driving position) behind the wheel, it performs on all manner of roads and – 300 miles of driving – it more than 50mpg, when pressed.

So a Splash hit for So far, the forecast is good

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