Suzuki introduces two new Ignis hybrid grades

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Suzuki has announced the introduction of two further hybrid grades for its Ignis range. The 12V hybrid system is now available across all manual transmission 1.2-liter Dualjet models. The 12V hybrid system – which is ideally suited to a small car – adds just 6.2kg (13.7 lb) to the overall curb weight of the SZ3, while reducing CO2 emissions by an average of 8%.

The Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki (SHVS) system is a compact unit that incorporates an integrated starter generator (known as ISG), which acts as both a generator and starter motor. The ISG is belt-driven and assists the engine during vehicle take-off and acceleration and also generates electricity through regenerative braking.

The system also uses a high-performance lithium-ion battery placed under the front passenger seat to store energy. This, in turn, helps all Ignis manual 2WD models attain CO2 emissions of 98g/km (NEDC) and achieve a combined fuel consumption figure of 4.3 l/100km on the WLTP combined cycle. The SZ5 Allgrip offers 105g/km and 4.8 l/100km on the combined cycle.

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