Maruti Suzuki Splash Coming Early 2009
Maruti Suzuki Splash
Expected in Early 2009
Estimated price: 4-5.5 Lakh
Splash all over the place. And I am not talking about some naughty little boy being the brat that he has always been going about his usual business and splashing muddy water everywhere. If all goes well for India’s largest auto-maker, “Splash all over the place” this statement actually can easily come true!
Maruti 800 started the bang and the very beloved Zen carried it forward. Wagon-R chipped in well too later on. And now that Zen has already received a make-over in the form of Estilo, it is the turn of her stable-mate, Wagon-R. Suzuki had showcased a concept based on this car in last year’s Paris Motor Show. Since then a lot of surgery has seen the Splash take its final form, the pictured of which we see here.
The styling is bold and is characterised by the massive headlamps at the fron. The rear is a result of some out-of-the-box thinking and has an inward tilt to it, something that the French have always had in their car designs. It does not look very nice, but every person has a right of thinking!
On the inside, you will notice the parts-sharing that Maruti has mastered now. The dash and the centre console shouts SX4 and Swift at its loudest. The rev counter placed on the dashboard is interesting though.
As far as engines are concerned, you won't be disappointed. A very refined and fuel efficient 1.2L petrol and the award-winning 1.3L multijet (DDiS) diesel engines are planned for the car.
This car is expected to hit Indian roads early 2009.
Car Segment: Small Car, Premium Hatchback (B+ segment)
Fuel Type: Petrol/Diesel
Engine: 1.2L Petrol/ 1.3L Diesel
Max Power/Torque: Petrol - 85bhp/114Nm, Diesel – 75bhp/190Nm
Dimensions in mm (LxWxH): 3720x1780x1650