Suzuki is introducing a new entry-level variant of the Splash GLS mini-MPV model which was launched earlier this year, as motorists increasingly face pressure to downsize and shift to models which offer low CO2 emissions and high fuel economy.

The Splash GLS will feature a 68 bhp 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine producing 120 g/km of CO2, which makes it the third model in the Suzuki range to benefit from emissions of below 121 g/km, and annual road tax of only £35 as of April, 2009.

With a combined fuel consumption of 56.5 mpg, the Splash will provide young couples and families with both an economical and stylish offering which delivers the same fun-to-drive character, with agile, confidence-inspiring handling thanks to the highly acclaimed Swift platform.

The model comes complete 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 are just some of the key features included in the high quality and spacious interior.

Safety remains a core component of the Splash range with standard equipment including six airbags, ABS with EBD, and ESP® across all levels of specification, which is unique in its segment.

The new entry-level Splash GLS will go on sale in January 2009, priced at £8,350 on the road.

Suzuki Spash GLS