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2006-10-03 07:22

Sukuki's Project Splash

Project Spalsh is the latest offering from Suzuki to follow the new Swift, Grand Vitara, and SX4. Named Project Splash to signify a new sensation, it's making its debut in "clinic model" form - the first tangible step toward a production model - at the 2006 Paris Auto Show.

The car is a four-speed automatic, driven by a newly developed 1.2-litre, 16-valve, four-cylinder engine. It comes in a lagoon blue pearl metallic paint, set with 18-inch allow wheels.

Based on the concept of a car for everybody in the family, Project Splash is a multipurpose vehicle intended to deliver satisfaction to all customers regardless of lifestyle, age and gender. It's a car for driving to the shopping mall down the road or long road trips.

The car is aimed to deliver superlative driveability, a comfortable cabin and contemporary interior design.

A platform shared with the new Swift means Project Splash combines Swift-derived performance with the driveability for which Suzuki is renowned. Driving is set to be enjoyable around town and over long distances.

The car's tall body secures ample comfort within the exterior dimensions. It also has a panoramic glass roof that creates an airy feeling in the cabin.

The contemporary design in the cabin is based on gentle curves. Equipment includes an innovative multi-display that aids the driver regardless of whether the driver is a relative novice or someone who relishes a more involving driving experience.


According to Suzuki the design "embodies the energy, youthfulness and delight suggested by a splash of water". Sharp lines, bold contours, and chrome accents give the body a sporty, emotionally appealing look.

A dynamic, rounded rear-end design incorporates LED rear combination lamps and integrated dual exhaust tailpipes.

Interior styling

The entire cabin is distinguished by a blue-based colour scheme. The driver and passengers enjoy a sense of openness thanks to the panoramic glass roof. And they enjoy comfort on short and long journeys alike thanks to contemporary, refined, leather-upholstered seats that offer great support.


A range of active-safety technologies including an anti-lock braking system, an Electronic Stability Program, and large front and rear ventilated disc brakes is included to assist the driver avoid hazards.


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