The Suzuki Splash is the car least likely to fail its first MOT, according to a survey by consumer car website honestjohn.co.uk.
The study analysed 24.5 million MOT records between 1 October 2010 and 30 September 2011 – and discovered Suzuki’s mini MPV is the top performer in the Government roadworthiness test after three years from new, recording a 90 per cent first pass rate.
What’s more, out of the huge quantity of vehicles analysed, Suzuki recorded a position of second overall for manufacturer reliability scores – with the Jimny and Grand Vitara backing up the impressive Swift by scoring 89 and 88 per cent respectively.
All models in the Suzuki range scored 85 per cent or above and the study uncovered that out of the small percentage of Suzuki cars that failed MOTs, the reason was usually a blown bulb – costing only a few pounds to fix.
The Suzuki Splash is powered by either a 1.0-litre three-cylinder or 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol, and alongside both engines’ superb reliability, efficiency is strong too.
The 1.0 petrol returns 60.1mpg combined with 109g/km CO2 emission while the 1.2 unit yields 55.4mpg combined an 119g/km CO2 – this means £20 and £30 road tax respectively.
The Suzuki Splash SZ2 trim gets remote central locking, electric heated door mirrors, a leather steering wheel and an MP3 compatible CD player with wheel-mounted controls fitted as standard.
Plenty of storage and a spacious 573 litres of load capacity with the rear seats folded means the Splash adds practicality and versatility to its strong efficiency and competitive equipment levels.
It’s also safe, too. Thanks to ABS with Brake Assist and a host of airbags among the Splash’s standard kit list, there’s peace of mind that your family will be protected in Suzuki’s stylish compact MPV.
There’s also an extra special offer on right now at T W White’s Suzuki showroom in Effingham, Surrey: the Suzuki Splash SZ2 is available VAT free from just £7,777 until the end of June, marking a bargain for a reliable and practical vehicle.