Esse carrinho todo bonitinho é o novo Suzuki Splash Concept. Ele é o que a Suzuki chama de modelo clínico, ou seja, os primeiros passos em um novo carro de produção. A Suzuki o clama como um carrinho para tudo e para todos, para todo tipo de viagem ou percurso. Mas achamos que ele encontrará seu caminho entre jovens com pouco dinheiro e pessoas mais velhas que queiram um carro “divertido”.
O exterior é inspirado na qualidade jovial de um “splash” de água, ou seja, quando jogamos a água em algo ou alguém. Bom, jogar água em alguém não descreveu muito bem… rs rs…
O carrinho é alto e tem um teto de vidro, fazendo com que ele se pareça grande, mesmo sendo pequeno.
Fun to drive and fun to use: a car for everybody
An exciting Suzuki project to follow the new Swift, Grand Vitara, and SX4 is now under way. 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 Mondial de l’Automobile.
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 in driving situations ranging from relatively short shopping trips to cross-country excursions.
* Superlative driveability
* Comfortable cabin
* Contemporary interior design
Project Splash represents an unprecedented set of automotive values.
A platform shared with the new Swift means Project Splash combines Swift-derived performance with the driveability for which Suzuki is renowned. Driving is accordingly enjoyable around town and over longer distances.
A relatively tall body affords ample occupant comfort within manageable exterior dimensions. It incorporates a panoramic glass roof that creates an airy feeling in the cabin.
The cabin has a contemporary design that’s based on gentle curves. Its equipment includes an innovative multi-display that aids the driver regardless of whether he or she is a relative novice or someone who relishes a more involving driving experience.
The exterior design of Project Splash 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.
Seen from the front, Project Splash has a strong-looking ‘face’ incorporating long, slim, slanting light-emitting-diode (LED) headlights and a large grille. The panoramic glass roof, which realizes a roomy, open-looking cabin area, is also visible.
The side view is distinguished by floating-look chrome A-pillar covers and by chrome side mouldings that complement emotionally appealing body contours. The side mirrors each incorporate a turn-signal lamp and a rear-view camera. And a stable, sporty stance is realized by positioning of the wheels and flared fenders in the extreme corners of the body.
A dynamic, rounded rear-end design incorporates LED rear combination lamps and integrated dual exhaust tailpipes.
At the front of the cabin, the driver’s area offers practical, visual, and tactile benefits: A single, high-legibility meter in a blue-coloured, floating-look instrument panel incorporates a speedometer and an information display showing the shift position, a fuel gauge, a clock, an odometer, a tripmeter, the average fuel consumption, and the driving range on remaining fuel. A large, central multi-display gives navigation, side-rear-view, audio, and climate-control indications. The gearshift control has an intuitively usable ball-shaped, instrument-panel-mounted design. And a leather-wrapped steering wheel incorporates controls for audio and display functions.
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 superior support.
To help the driver avoid hazards, Project Splash has a range of active-safety technologies including an anti-lock braking system, an Electronic Stability Program, and large front and rear ventilated disc brakes. And in case of an unavoidable collision, it incorporates a collapsible steering column, foot-protection-design brake and clutch pedals, front-seatbelt pretensioners and force limiters, energy-absorbing trim, and front, front-side, and curtain airbags, all combined with a crashworthy body structure.
Front engine, front-wheel drive (two-wheel drive)
18-inch, five-spoke, aluminium-alloy
Newly developed 1.2L, 16-valve, four-cylinder
Lagoon Blue Pearl Metallic