|Assembly||Esztergom, Hungary (Magyar Suzuki)
Manesar, India (Maruti Suzuki)
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||5-door hatchback|
|Engine||1.0 L I3
1.2 L I4
1.3 L Diesel I4
|Wheelbase||2,360 mm (92.9 in)|
|Length||3,720 mm (146.5 in)|
|Width||1,680 mm (66.1 in)|
|Height||1,590 mm (62.6 in)|
|Predecessor||Suzuki Wagon R+ (Europe)|
The Suzuki Splash is a city car, introduced to the market in 2008 . It was jointly developed by Suzuki Motor Corporation and Adam Opel AG — which market their version under the name of Agila. Its debut as a concept car took place in 2006 Paris Auto Show and also at the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show. The Splash is located below the Swift in the European market lineup, and uses a shortened wheelbase version of the Suzuki Swift's chassis. In the Japanese market lineup, however, the car is situated between the Swift and the Solio.
The model was launched with two versions of petrol engines, a 3-cylinder 1.0-litre and 4-cylinder 1.2-litre Family 0, and a 4-cylinder version of Fiat's MultiJet diesel engine. Unlike its predecessor, the Wagon R+, the Splash has five seats as standard.
It was introduced to the Japanese market on 20 October 2008, available as the Splash 1.2 for ¥1,239,000 and was rebadged in the Uk as a Vauxhall Agila. The model also reached the German market, but was rebranded under the name Opel as the Opel Agila. Maruti Suzuki released the Splash in India as Maruti Suzuki Ritz. In China, it was released by Changhe Suzuki towards the end of 2010. The Splash also went on sale in New Zealand in 2011. This multi-continental interest reflects the popularity Suzuki's small cars have had in recent years.
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The European market is divided into segments: compact cars with front wheel drive being the relevant category. (The Swift meets this criteria) (second generation, ZC # system). The Splash's body size, in comparison with the Swift is smaller; even more so than the Takashi Tamotsu, also 30 mm the wheelbase is shorter 2,360 mm. The engine cylinder in the 3 series (K10B type) 1000 cc is a petrol engine, a four-cylinder (K12B type) 1200 cc which is the series made by Fiat 1300 cc and is available with a four-cylinder direct-injection diesel multi-jet engine, 5 MT or 4 AT and with various other combinations of the prestated.
In 2008 Suzuki, under the management of General Motors, a U.S-based company (GM) has equity participation, the splash from GM related to its subsidiary in the European OEM has been supplied. Opel provided the "Agila" model in two generations (the first model 'Wagon R +' was the sister car). The Suzuki world strategy consisted of two stages:  regarded as the original vehicle type; the sport made by India manufaced and sold by Suzuki in India. The future of manufacture and sales of this model will take place in China.
India: Maruti Suzuki
In the Indian auto market, the Suzuki Splash was renamed as the 'Maruti Suzuki Ritz'. Maruti Suzuki changed its name because the name “Splash” was already registered by Ford. This car has been yet another success for Maruti, with more than 200,000 Ritz on Indian roads within the first 37months of release, all this without the support of any sort of advertisement campaign. The Ritz now competes with the Hyundai I10, Ford Figo, Chevrolet Beat, VW Polo, Tata Indica, Fiat Punto, Skoda Fabia and even her own sibling, the Suzuki Swift.
In India the Maruti Ritz is available in ten specifications, five with a range of petrol and diesel engine options, the petrol variants powered by the company’s popular 1.2L, 1197 cc, K12M KB series petrol engine. The light weight all-aluminum K12M engine delivers 85 PS (63 kW; 84 hp) a maximum power at 6000 rpm with 113 N·m (83 lb·ft) of maximum torque 4000 rpm. The mileage it delivers on city roads is around 14.5kmpl, and 18kmpl on highways.
The diesel variants of Maruti Ritz are powered by Fiat’s 1.3L Multijet diesel engine. The 1.3L, 1248 cc. DDiS diesel engines are well known for excellent fuel efficiency and performance. This engine delivers 75 PS (55 kW; 74 hp) at a maximum power of 4000 rpm with 190 N·m (140 lb·ft) a maximum torque of 2000 rpm. The mileage it delivers is 17.7 kmpl in the city and on the highway: 21kmpl. Whilst the petrol 1.2 engine (also used in the Swift & DZire) seems comparatively underpowered, having stats of 85 PS (63 kW; 84 hp) .
A new version of Ritz was launched in India in mid-2012.This version sports a new ZDI variant, 3 new colours and improved fuel efficiency.
Maruti Ritz models
|Maruti Ritz LXi||This is the base model of the petrol version, features include: 60:40 folding rear seat, a cup holder, ashtray, iCATS, child locks, power steering, manual air conditioning, body-coloured bumpers, internally adjusted ORVMs, green tinted glass windows, a roof antenna, double horn, etc.|
|Maruti Ritz VXI||This is the upgraded model of petrol version, with BS IV emission and features such as: fabric inserts on door trims, front-power windows, rear power windows, full wheel cover, a black colored B pillar, a seatbelt reminder, front seat under-tray, a rear spoiler etc.|
|Maruti Ritz VXI (ABS)||This is another upgrade model of the petrol version with all the features of Maruti Ritz VXI (BS IV) and ABS (Antilock Braking System) as an added safety feature.|
|Maruti Ritz ZXI||This is the premium model of the petrol version with additional extra features: A radio + CD player with speakers, parcel tray, seat height adjuster, cigar lighter, tilt steering, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, dual air bags, a front ELR seat belt with pre-tensioner, electrically adjustable ORVM, 5 doors with central locking etc.|
|Maruti Ritz LDI||This is the most basic model of the diesel version, present features being: 60:40 folding rear seat, an in-console cup holder, an ashtray, iCATS, child locks, power steering, manual air conditioner, body-colored bumpers, internally adjusted ORVMs, green tinted glass windows, a roof antenna, double horn, etc.|
|Maruti Ritz VDI||This is the upgraded model of diesel version with BS IV emission and features: fabric inserts in the door trims, front power windows, rear power windows, full wheel cover, black colored B pillar, seatbelt reminder, front seat under-tray, etc.|
|Maruti Ritz VDI (ABS)||This is upgrade model of diesel version with all the features of Maruti Ritz VDI (BS IV) and the extra ABS (Antilock Braking System).|
|Maruti Ritz Genus VXi||This is the latest petrol variant from the company, launched as special edition, it is equipped with Keyless entry, Tilt steering, Parcel tray, Distinct Body graphics, Rear wash and wiper, a Radio + CD player with speakers, Body side mouldings and a Dual tone dashboard. This newer model of the Ritz is also available in a new signature colour; emerald blue.|
|Maruti Ritz Genus VDi||This diesel variant of the Ritz comes with the same features colour choices as the Genus VXi.|
|Maruti Ritz ZDI||The newest variant of Ritz. It comes with all the features of Maruti Ritz ZXI.|
- 2006 – Model concept in the Salon in Paris, "Project Splash" announced
- September 2007 – World Premiere in Frankfurt
- October 2007 – exhibited at the Tokyo Motor Show
- March 2008 – Started production and sales in Europe
- October 21, 2008 – started selling in Japan
- May 15, 2009 – Started production and sales in India. Places the current Ritz (Ritz).
- "Upcoming Releases: Suzuki Splash". ChinaAutoWeb.com. 2010-07-24. Retrieved 2010-07-25.
- The first stage theme is the "Sport", Swift, Escudo / Gurandobitara, SX4 / SX4 sedan and the second stage theme is "Family":
- "スズキスズキ、フランクフルトモーターショーへの出品概要" (in Japanese). Suzuki.co.jp. 2010-08-27. Retrieved 2011-08-08.
- "スズキ、「マジャールスズキ社」製の新型コンパクトカー「スプラッシュ」を発売" (in Japanese). Suzuki.co.jp. 2010-10-21. Retrieved 2011-08-08.
- Ground clearance is 170 mm in height, 1620 mm in height is being raised, respectively. 1300 cc petrol and 1200 cc diesel engine in two types of transmission is only 5MT.
- Official Suzuki Splash promotional site (Japanese)
- Suzuki Splash global site (English)
- Maruti Ritz In India
|Suzuki automobile timeline, European market, 1980s–present|
|Wagon R+||Wagon R+||Splash|
|Vitara||Grand Vitara||Grand Vitara|