Suzuki aiming to make a splash with 2011 offerings
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CHIEF among a series of updates to the 2011 Suzuki range, tried on the road recently, is a cleaner, cheaper-to-run petrol engine for the plucky little Splash mini-MPV. There is also a latest Euro 5 technology, 135 PS 2.0-litre diesel engine, sourced from Fiat, for the crossover SX4 and the latest version of the venerable 4WD Vitara
Also, bravely stepping up a size for Suzuki, an early taste of a surprisingly sporty, 2.4-litre 4WD saloon called the Kizashi. Scaled between a Focus and Mondeo and already having notched up 10,000 sales elsewhere in the world, it will now definitely come to the UK, say Suzuki GB, in time to tackle next winter’s roads. While impressively high-spec, it is tipped to carry a £24,000 price tag.
In the Splash, a new 1.2-litre dual VVT petrol engine felt lively while claiming eight per cent more mpg and seven per cent lower emissions at 119 g/km, to qualify for a pocket-appealing annual road tax of only £30.