Suzuki plans to make a Splash in Paris presenting the all new Swift Sport and a mini-MPV Concept

Suzuki announced that it will present two new vehicles at the upcoming Paris Motor Show in September: the European version of the Swift Sport and more importantly, the Splash mini-MPV concept which according to Suzuki, will base a production model in the near future.

Swift Sport: Based on the Japanese version which was introduced last year, the Euro spec Swift Sport gets a sporty bodykit and a few modifications in the interior which include bucket seats and aluminum pedals. The flagship Swift gets a 1.6 engine producing 125 hp and it will be produced at Magyar Suzuki Corporation in Hungary with sales will starting in the autumn.

Splash mini-MPV Concept: The Splash is a 'clinic model' for another all-new vehicle which will follow the Swift, Grand Vitara, and SX4 onto the market. According to Suzuki, it is based on the concept of a car that will appeal to many different markets and market sectors.

Although the Splash shares its platform with the Swift, it has new 1.2 16v engine which will probably find it's way in the Swift very soon. There are no pictures for the interior, but Suzuki tells us that ''the cabin combines a contemporary design with equipment that maximises user-friendliness'' - whatever that means.

Splash specifications

Dimensions: 3,780mm (Length) x 1,780mm (Width) x 1,650mm (Height)

Wheelbase: 2,360mm

Engine: All new 1.2L, 16valve, 4cylinder petrol

Transmission: Four-speed automatic

Seating capacity: Five persons

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