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Your Introduction To The All New Suzuki Hybrid Range

03 June 2020


YOUR INTRO TO HYBRID

So, there’s a few different electric and hybrid systems out there, and we want to explain the benefits to help you make the choice that’s right for you.

Identifying Your Hybrid

All hybrids have a conventional petrol or diesel engine, as well as an electric motor that is powered by an additional battery. The electric motor works together with the petrol or diesel engine to help use less fuel.

Some hybrids have large batteries that you plug in to charge and can travel several miles using only the electric motor. These are known as plug-in hybrids.

Other hybrids have batteries that are charged only by recovering energy that would normally be lost during braking and deceleration, and do not need to be plugged in to charge. These are self-charging hybrids and it’s this kind that Suzuki is using.

How does Suzuki HYBRID work?

It’s simple really. Our HYBRID system uses an electric motor called an integrated starter generator (ISG) that works alongside your car’s petrol engine to help improve its efficiency. The ISG is powered by an extra battery that is charged as the car decelerates and brakes.

The extra battery has several other benefits. It helps power all the additional electrical systems like safety features, air conditioning, Bluetooth and smartphone connectivity to name a few. And that’s not including all the electrical components that help the car to move. So, having an extra battery helps power your car and relieves some of the load on the standard 12-volt battery.

What it means for you.

The big plus of the Suzuki HYBRID system is that it can lead to a significant improvement in your car’s efficiency, as much as a 15% boost to fuel economy and a 25% reduction of CO2 emissions, based on the official WLTP combined fuel consumption figures, compared to previous non-hybrid Suzuki petrol models.

 Find out more about the Suzuki HYBRID range today.

WHY IT MAKES SENSE.

THE SUZUKI HYBRID RANGE

Here at Suzuki, we are hard at work making sure you're covered with cars that are cleaner to drive.

It’s not science-fiction. Pretty soon we'll all be driving vehicles that are fully powered by electricity. But at this point, car owners are still considering whether electric vehicles (EVs) are right for them yet. Especially with concerns such as the distances they can cover per charge and the practicalities of how and where to charge.

This is where the Suzuki HYBRID System comes in.

What does Suzuki HYBRID do?

  • An electric motor assists the petrol engine, which is powered by an extra lithium-ion battery
  • The electric motor enhances the maximum torque output of the engine at low rpm (for Swift Sport, Vitara and S-Cross) to provide a more responsive drive feeling
  • It improves fuel efficiency by around 10-15%, while reducing CO2 emissions by around 25%, according to the official WLTP combined fuel consumption test versus non-hybrid Suzuki petrol models.
  • Notice that your Suzuki feels more responsive with our HYBRID system, if you choose a Swift Sport, Vitara or S-Cross compared to previous models not fitted with this technology.

Be part of the future with our self-charging HYBRID technology. Greater fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions* will help take your Vitara a few miles further on a tank. All without having to plug it in to charge.

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