Suzuki Swift Hybrid shows potential of electrification

    Swift Hybrid’s powertrain includes a 13.6hp electric motor that drives the front wheels.

    Published On Feb 05, 2020 04:05:00 PM

    18,034 Views

    Suzuki Swift Hybrid shows potential of electrification

    An interesting inclusion in Maruti Suzuki’s 17-model-strong Auto Expo 2020 line-up is the Japan-spec Suzuki Swift Hybrid SL. The Swift Hybrid on display shows the potential of electrification, with the headline number being a fuel economy of 32kpl on the Japanese test cycle. 

    India is no stranger to Suzuki’s SHVS mild-hybrid technology – it was first introduced on the Ertiga diesel in 2015 in single battery form, and then in the Ciaz petrol in a dual-battery form – and the Swift Hybrid SL is the next step in electrification.  

    Power to the front wheels comes from two sources: a 92hp/118Nm, 1242cc, four-cylinder petrol engine paired to a 5-speed automated manual gearbox, and a 13.6hp/30Nm electric motor. The motor not only assists the petrol engine but it also can solely power the front wheels in stop-start traffic and at steady cruising speeds. Other Suzuki hybrids with the mild-hybrid setup do not have this pure EV mode.   

    The Suzuki Swift Hybrid would make an interesting prospect for India but is unlikely to go on sale any time soon. However, Suzuki, Toyota and Denso have a lithium-ion battery plant that's being set up in Gujarat and this could open doors to the mass- market strong hybrids. In addition to this, Maruti Suzuki is also working on full battery electrics. Its Wagon R-based EV is undergoing testing and is due for launch in 2021. 

    Also see:

    Auto Expo 2020: Maruti Suzuki Futuro-e concept previews future Creta rival

    Maruti Suzuki Futuro-e concept image gallery

    Maruti Suzuki Cars

    Copyright (c) Autocar India. All rights reserved.

    Comments
    ×
    img

    No comments yet. Be the first to comment.

    Ask Autocar Anything about Car and Bike Buying and Maintenance Advices
    Need an expert opinion on your car and bike related queries?
    Ask Now
    Search By Car Price
    Poll of the month

    Which was your favourite Car, SUV at Auto Expo 2023

    Maruti Suzuki Jimny

     

    24.77%

    Maruti Suzuki Fronx

     

    14.44%

    Maruti Suzuki eVX concept

     

    2.55%

    Tata Harrier EV

     

    10.09%

    Tata Sierra

     

    23.30%

    Hyundai Ioniq 5

     

    4.26%

    Hyundai Ioniq 6

     

    3.59%

    Kia EV9 concept

     

    2.91%

    MG4

     

    2.07%

    Toyota Land Cruiser 300

     

    12.01%

    Total Votes : 4154
    Sign up for our newsletter

    Get all the latest updates from the automobile universe