Suzuki Splash

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Suzuki Splash
Suzuki Splash BCN2009.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Suzuki
Production 2008–present
Assembly Esztergom, Hungary (Magyar Suzuki)
Manesar, India (Maruti Suzuki)
Body and chassis
Class City car
Body style 5-door hatchback
Layout FF layout
Related Opel Agila
Powertrain
Engine 1.0 L I3
1.2 L I4
1.3 L Diesel I4
Transmission 5-speed manual
4-speed automatic
CVT
Dimensions
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)
Chronology
Predecessor Suzuki Wagon R+ (Europe)

The Suzuki Splash is a city car introduced in model year 2008 and jointly developed between Suzuki Motor Corporation and Adam Opel AG — which also markets their version as the Agila. It debuted as a concept car at the 2006 Paris Auto Show and the production model debuted at the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show. The Splash is slotted below the Swift in the European market lineup, and uses a shortened wheelbase version of its chassis. In the Japanese market lineup, however, it is slotted between the Swift and the Solio.

The car was launched with two 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 Splash 1.2 for ¥1,239,000 and the UK as a rebadged Vauxhall 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.[1] The Splash also went on sale in New Zealand in 2011. This reflected the popularity Suzuki's small cars have had in recent years.

Summary[edit]

European market B is divided into segments, a compact car front-wheel drive. Platform, the Swift (second generation, ZC # system) is based on that. Body size in comparison with Swift is smaller than the one handed Takashi Tamotsu, also 30 mm shorter wheelbase is 2,360 mm. Engine cylinder 3 series (K10B type) 1000 cc petrol engine, inline four-cylinder (K12B type) 1200 cc gasoline engine and series made by Fiat 1300 cc is available in four-cylinder direct-injection diesel multi-jet, 5 MT or 4 AT and combination of is.

2008 Suzuki in the management of General Motors until the U.S. (GM) has equity participation, the splash from GM related to its subsidiary in the European OEM has been supplied. Opel said, "Agila" model of two generations (the first model Wagon R + was the sister car) is sold as. The Suzuki world strategy of two stages[2] has been regarded as the first vehicle type, the other has been made by India manufacturing and sales in the multi Suzuki India. The future of manufacturing and sales will be held in China.

India[edit]

In the Indian auto market Suzuki Splash is known as Maruti Suzuki Ritz. Maruti Suzuki has changed its name because the name “Splash” was already registered by Ford. This car has written another success story for Maruti Suzuki. There are more than 200,000 Ritz on Indian roads so far in a span of 37months, without significant advertisement support, which is a record in its own. Ritz is competing with Hyundai I10, Ford Figo, Chevrolet Beat, VW Polo, Tata Indica, Fiat Punto, Skoda Fabia and her own sibling Suzuki Swift.

In India Maruti Ritz is available in ten variants, five each with petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol variants of Maruti Ritz are 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) of maximum power at 6000 rpm with 113 N·m (83 lb·ft) of maximum torque 4000 rpm. The mileage it delivers in city is around 14.5kmpl in city and 18kmpl on highway.

The diesel variants of Maruti Ritz are powered by Fiat’s 1.3L Multijet diesel engine. The 1.3L, 1248 cc, DDiS diesel engine which is well known for its excellent fuel efficiency and performance. This engine delivers 75 PS (55 kW; 74 hp) of maximum power at 4000 rpm with 190 N·m (140 lb·ft) of maximum torque at 2000 rpm. The mileage it delivers is 17.7 kmpl in city while on highway it gives 21kmpl. While the petrol 1.2 engine (also used in Swift & DZire) seems underpowered even 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 petrol version with features like 60:40 folding rear seat, cup holder in console, ashtray, iCATS, child lock, power steering, manual air conditioner, body colored bumpers, internally adjusted ORVMs, green tinted glass windows, roof antenna, double horn, etc.
Maruti Ritz VXI This is the upgraded model of petrol version with BS IV emission and features like fabric insert on door trims, front power windows, rear power windows, full wheel cover, black colored B pillar, seatbelt reminder, front seat under tray,rear spoiler etc.
Maruti Ritz VXI (ABS) This is upgrade model of petrol version with all the features of Maruti Ritz VXI (BS IV) and extra ABS (Antilock Braking System).
Maruti Ritz ZXI This is the top most model of petrol version with extra features like radio + CD with speakers, parcel tray, seat height adjuster, cigar lighter, tilt steering, steering wheel mounted audio controls, dual air bags, front ELR seat belt with pre-tensioner,electrically adjustable ORVM, 5 doors central locking etc.
Maruti Ritz LDI This is the base model of diesel version with features like 60:40 folding rear seat, cup holder in console, ashtray, iCATS, child lock, power steering, manual air conditioner, body colored bumpers, internally adjusted ORVMs, green tinted glass windows, roof antenna, double horn, etc.
Maruti Ritz VDI This is the upgraded model of diesel version with BS IV emission and features like fabric insert on 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 extra ABS (Antilock Braking System).
Maruti Ritz Genus VXi This is the petrol latest variant from the company launched as special edition which is equipped with Keyless entry, Tilt steering, Parcel tray, Distinct Body graphics, Rear wash and wiper, Radio + CD player with speaker, Body side mouldings and Dual tone dashboard. It is available in a new signature colour that is emerald blue.
Maruti Ritz Genus VDi It is the diesel variant of Ritz and comes with the same features and colour that the Genus VXi has.
Maruti Ritz ZDI It is the newest variant of Ritz. It comes with all the features of Maruti Ritz ZXI.

History[edit]

  • 2006 – Model concept in the Salon in Paris, "Project Splash" announced[3]
  • 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[4]
  • May 15, 2009 – Started production and sales in India.[5] Places the current Ritz (Ritz).

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Upcoming Releases: Suzuki Splash". ChinaAutoWeb.com. 2010-07-24. Retrieved 2010-07-25. 
  2. ^ The first stage theme is "Sports", and Swift, Escudo / Gurandobitara, SX4 / SX4 sedan is true, the second stage theme is "Family".
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ 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.

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