Suzuki Introduces Smaller 1.0-liter Engine for Splash

As more motorists search for models which offer low CO2 emissions and higher fuel economy automakers are "forced" to offer smaller engines on their vehicles. Suzuki is now adding a new entry-level variant of the Splash mini-MPV model which was launched earlier this year. Equipped with a 68HP 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine, the Splash GLS has a combined fuel consumption of 56.5 mpg UK. Because it falls under the 121 g/km CO2 limit (120 g/km) the Japanese mini-MPV will benefit from lower annual road taxes in the UK - £35 as of April, 2009.

Priced at £8,350 on the road, the GLS comes with air conditioning, electric front windows and heated adjustable door mirrors as standard. A three-spoke leather covered steering wheel with audio controls and radio CD player with MP3 compatibility, six airbags, ABS with EBD, and ESP are also standards. The new entry-level Splash GLS will go on sale in the UK in January 2009.