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It’s not science-fiction. One day in the future, we'll all be driving vehicles that are fully powered by electricity. But at this point, fully electric vehicles (EVs) are not suitable for the vast majority of car owners. Especially with concerns over long distance travelling capability, and the practicalities of how and where to charge.

This is why Suzuki Hybrid cars offer a realistic solution to EVs and are a perfect fit for the market right now.

Ignis and Swift

  • Engine auto stop - when the engine is stopped (for example at traffic lights), electrical components are powered by the batteries, saving fuel.
  • Restart - the Hybrid system functions as a starter motor to restart the engine quietly and smoothly .
  • Take-off/Acceleration - the Hybrid system can assist the engine when starting from a standstill or when accelerating, improving fuel efficiency.
  • Deceleration - the Hybrid system uses deceleration energy to generate electricity and efficiently charge the vehicle’s batteries.

Swift Sport, Vitara & S-Cross

Swift Sport, Vitara and S-Cross Hybrid models gain some additional features that enhance engine responsiveness with increased torque output. This gives a more responsive driving feel during acceleration. Moreover, the electric motor idles the engine and eliminates fuel use during deceleration to further enhance fuel efficiency.

  • Engine auto stop - when the engine is stopped (for example at traffic lights), electrical components are powered by the batteries, saving fuel.
  • Restart - the Hybrid system functions as a starter motor to restart the engine quietly and smoothly .
  • Take-off/Acceleration - the Hybrid system can assist the engine when starting from a standstill or when accelerating, improving fuel efficiency.
  • Deceleration - the Hybrid system uses deceleration energy to generate electricity and efficiently charge the vehicle’s batteries.
  • Torque-fill control - the Hybrid system strengthens acceleration response by instantly adding torque from the electric motor to the engine torque to compensate for engine response delays.
  • Torque boost - the Hybrid system makes acceleration smoother by adding torque from the electric motor to the engine torque until turbocharging kicks in.
  • Electric motor idling - when the clutch is disengaged for deceleration and the engine revs down to idling speed, the electric motor idles the engine and eliminates fuel use.

SWACE

  • Stop - all units stop to prevent wasted energy consumption
  • Start - the electric motor quietly and smoothly starts off the vehicle
  • Low Speeds - the electric motor drives the vehicle without using the engine
  • Normal Driving - the engine and motor (powered by the engine via generator) drive the vehicle. If the hybrid battery’s charge is low, the engine charges the battery via generator while driving
  • Sharp Acceleration - the engine and motor drive the vehicle. Electricity is supplied to the motor from both the engine (via generator) and hybrid battery
  • Deceleration - the motor uses wheel rotation to generate electricity and charge the battery

ACROSS

  • Stop - all units stop to prevent wasted energy consumption
  • Start - the electric motor quietly and smoothly starts off the vehicle
  • Low Speeds - the electric motor drives the vehicle without using the engine
  • Normal Driving - the motor (powered by the battery, with additional power provided by the engine via generator) drive the vehicle.
  • High-speed driving - the electric motor continues to drive the vehicle and uses additional power from the engine if required
  • Deceleration - the generator uses wheel rotation to generate electricity and charge the battery

YOU DON’T ALWAYS HAVE TO PLUG IN TO CHARGE

If you’re considering Hybrid, you might be worried about the need to charge your vehicle and change the way you go about your journey. But the reality is that you can drive a Suzuki Hybrid just like you would any other car.

All Suzuki hybrid cars, except from the Across Plug-in, are self-charging - using clever technology, they take the kinetic energy which is lost during braking and convert it into electricity to charge the battery.

This means you can enjoy the improved performance and efficiency of your hybrid vehicle without any inconvenience or change to the way you drive. And even with the Plug-in Across, you always have peace of mind when on long journeys as you have the reassurance of the powerful 2.5-litre petrol engine when needed.