Suzuki Launches New Swift Compact Car Equipped with Hybrid System in Japan

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    Suzuki Launches New Swift Compact Car Equipped with Hybrid System in Japan

    Suzuki Launches New Swift Compact Car Equipped with Hybrid System in Japan




    source: http://www.globalsuzuki.com/globalnews/2017/0712.html

    *All the features of the Swift mentioned in the following press release are of Japanese specifications.

    Suzuki Motor Corporation has launched new versions of Swift compact car equipped with hybrid system in Japan on 12 July, 2017.

    Suzuki’s unique hybrid system installed on the new versions of Swift HYBRID SG and Swift HYBRID SL combines a Motor Generator Unit (MGU) to an Auto Gear Shift (AGS). MGU is a compact driving motor that instantly boasts a big amount of energy, while AGS is a lightweight, compact, and efficient transmission. In addition to driving assist with its motor function, the system automatically stops the engine and switches to EV driving when the vehicle is running at a constant speed or during creeping.

    The system offers two driving modes to let the driver select between brisk driving, and driving with priority on fuel efficiency by increasing the frequency of EV driving. While keeping the excellent handling of the Swift, it combines high fuel efficiency of 32.0km/L* ( 75 US mpg) and direct drive feel thanks to AGS and MGU.
    The vehicle weight is kept within 1,000kg, and it qualifies for eco-car tax breaks in Japan.

    Swift HYBRID SL variant is equipped with paddle shift which lets the driver enjoy quick acceleration feel and sporty shift feel. Plus, it 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.



    Images from : http://indianautosblog.com/2017/07/s...aunched-274097

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    Re: Suzuki Launches New Swift Compact Car Equipped with Hybrid System in Japan

    and here is WHY "western" car makers will NEVER succeed in JAPAN a FUN and EFFICIENT AND CHEAP to buy AND OWN car in the KEI /CITY car class
    the swift has a LONG reputation of being a "FUN" city car + being CHEAP and ECONOMICAL champ

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    Quote Originally Posted by richmond2000 View Post
    and here is WHY "western" car makers will NEVER succeed in JAPAN a FUN and EFFICIENT AND CHEAP to buy AND OWN car in the KEI /CITY car class
    the swift has a LONG reputation of being a "FUN" city car + being CHEAP and ECONOMICAL champ
    Its by design that Japanese consumers have no access to western goods

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    Re: Suzuki Launches New Swift Compact Car Equipped with Hybrid System in Japan

    That's kind of a homely little skate.

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    Re: Suzuki Launches New Swift Compact Car Equipped with Hybrid System in Japan

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    Its by design that Japanese consumers have no access to western goods
    they do and there is DEMAND BUT MOST can NOT AFFORD to OPERATE a "western car" and these cheap and fun" things are around HALF of the market atleast around Tokyo
    a Scion xB MK1 is a midsize family car for a LOT of buyers

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