The Suzuki Swift is a subcompact car manufactured by Suzuki in Japan since 2000. Prior to this, the “Swift” nameplate had been applied to the Suzuki Cultus in manifold export markets. The Suzuki Swift Plug-in Hybrid concept car was shown at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show. Now this Hybrid car is headed to the India with his launch on the Festival season this year 2015. Here are the following details regarding the Maruti Suzuki Hybrid Range Extender Car.
Maruti Suzuki shown the Maruti Swift Range Extender concept at the International Green Mobility Expo 2015 (GMX 2015) which concluded today at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. This is the car’s second public outing following its appearance at the 2014 Auto Expo held in February. The plug-in hybrid is based on the European Swift and has visibly better grade steel and plastic panels. Plastic quality although is exactly like the Swift, which means it is far better than what you see in most of its competition, but still not up to the solidity lets say Polo’s interiors. The big difference from the Swift, obviously, is the beige lower half of the dashboard. It really helps scintillate up an age-old complaint we’ve had about the Swift’s coal bin type interiors.
Maruti Suzuki said according to its domestic tests, the Swift Range Extender concept gets a combined fuel efficiency of 48.2 km/l, with a pure electric driving range of about 25.5 km. The Swift Range Extender is powered by an inline 3-cylinder 658 cc petrol engine and a permanent magnet synchronous motor that churns out 73 hp, driven by a single-speed auto gearbox.
Having a weight level at 1,600 kg, the car accept 1.5 hours (90 minutes) to recharge fully its lithium-ion cells through a 200V socket. In the key features department, the car’s audio system is upgraded with a small information display screen, while the MID is rich with power-train information. A start/stop button, remote key-less entry and rear disc brakes round up the changes. The concept car may not reach heavy production in its current state, but a recent newspaper report laid claims that the next gen Swift launching in 2017, would list a hybrid variant.
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