Suzuki introduces two new Ignis hybrid grades


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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