Suzuki's Paris Splash
15 August 2006

Suzuki has already confirmed that its Swift Sport will be at the Paris motor show - but it will also show a future model with this Splash concept car.

The production version is planned for launch in September 2007. But the Splash will allow Suzuki to gauge reaction at Paris next month. It has an entirely new 1.2-litre petrol engine, mated to a four-speed automatic gearbox.

The Splash is slightly taller and longer than the Swift, being based on a stretched version of the Swift platform. That's a tactic that's already worked well for Suzuki, with the SX4.

Suzuki is also planning a new Alto to banish memories of the underperforming previous incarnation. It is scheduled for an on-sale date of the end of 2007 - perhaps with a study 'concept car' performing a similar role to the Splash at next year's Geneva show.

Our Verdict

Kia Cee'd

The Kia Cee’d is more than good enough to harry the opposition

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Skoda-Karoq 2.0 TDI 4x4
    First Drive
    16 October 2017
    Diesel version of Skoda’s junior SUV is unobtrusive and undemanding, but we’d still go for the silkier petrol version of the Karoq
  • Audi Q7 e-tron
    First Drive
    16 October 2017
    Expensive and flawed but this understated diesel-electric Audi Q7 has a lot to offer
  • Citroën C3
    First Drive
    16 October 2017
    Is the third gen Citroën C3 ‘fresh and different’ enough to take on its supermini rivals? We spend six months with one to find out
  • BMW X3
    First Drive
    15 October 2017
    A satisfying rework of the X3 that usefully improves its handling, cabin finish, space and connectivity to make this BMW a class front-runner again
  • Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer
    First Drive
    13 October 2017
    Off-road estate is now bigger, more spacious and available with torque-vectoring all-wheel drive, but is it enough to make its German rivals anxious?