Suzuki SHVS Models’ Sales Cross 1 lac Units in India

Maruti Suzuki has announced that the company has reached a new milestone of selling more than 100,000 units of its SHVS (Suzuki Smart Hybrid Vehicles) models in India.

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Maruti Suzuki introduced SHVS technology in India with the Ciaz sedan on 1st September 2015 and a month later started offering it with the Maruti Ertiga. SHVS uses an Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) and a battery to supplement the combustion engine’s power. The ISG recovers energy from the car’s deceleration, and this energy is stored in a battery which assists the engine’s idle-stop start function and helps the engine during acceleration.

The SHVS technology is offered in the Ciaz diesel and Ertiga diesel which is powered by the D13A 1.25-litre DDiS engine which produces 66 kW (88.47 hp) at 4,000 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm, paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. The fuel economy rating of the Ertiga diesel SHVS and Ciaz diesel SHVS is 24.52 km/l and 28.09 km/l respectively.

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In India, the Suzuki Ciaz facelift is around the corner and is expected to get more equipment and a grander look. The Ciaz diesel will continue offering the 1.3L 4-cyl turbo-diesel DDiS engine with SHVS, while the petrol variant is rumored to pack a new naturally aspirated 1.5-litre M15 engine with an expected output of around 100 hp.


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