Suzuki has unveiled the Suzuki Swift Hybrid for the Japanese market in two variants: Swift Hybrid SG and Swift Hybrid SL. Do note that this model should not be confused with the Swift Hybrid ML and Hybrid RS already available which features the mild-hybrid SHVS system.
The Swift Hybrid features a 91 PS 1.2L 4-cylinder petrol engine paired with a 10 kW Motor Generator unit motor and a 5-speed AGS (AMT) gearbox. At low load conditions, the system can shut off the engine and can run in full electric mode for a very limited distance. Suzuki claims that the Swift Hybrid can average 32.0 km/liter (JC08 cycle).
The exterior has no distinctive features from the regular Swift other than the ‘Hybrid’ badge on the front wing. Inside, it has a blue accent on the AGS selector, dedicated hybrid display with power distribution graphic and has paddle shifters.
The Swift Hybrid comes with standard equipment of advanced safety features including the Dual Sensor Brake Support (DSBS) collision-mitigating system that features a monocular camera and laser sensor to detect pedestrians and vehicles ahead, as well as SRS curtain airbags and front seat SRS side airbags.
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