The Suzuki Splash is a city car introduced to the market in 2008. It was jointly developed by Suzuki Motor Corporation and Adam Opel AG — which market their version under the name of Agila. Its debut as a concept car took place in 2006 Paris Auto Show, making its production form debut at the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show.
In the European market line-up, the Splash was located below the Swift, and used a shortened wheelbase version of its chassis. In the Japanese market line-up, however, the car was situated between the Swift and the Solio.
The model was launched with two versions of petrol engines, a 3-cylinder 1.0-litre and 4-cylinder 1.2-litre Family 0, and a 4-cylinder version of Fiat's MultiJet diesel engine. Unlike its predecessor, the Wagon R+, the Splash has five seats as standard.
It was introduced to the Japanese market on 20 October 2008, available as the Splash 1.2 for ¥1,239,000 and was rebadged in the UK as a Vauxhall Agila. The model also reached the German market, but was rebranded under the name Opel as the Opel Agila. Maruti Suzuki released the Splash in India as Maruti Suzuki Ritz. In China, it was released by Changhe Suzuki towards the end of 2010. The Splash also went on sale in New Zealand in 2011. This multi-continental interest reflects the popularity Suzuki's small cars have had in recent years.
It was discontinued in Europe in late 2014, being replaced with the new Suzuki Celerio beginning in the summer of 2015. This new model is imported to Europe from Thailand. It was also discontinued in Indonesia in June 2016.