Suzuki Announces New Hybrid SystemDecember 15, 2019
In early 2020, Suzuki will unveil a new 48-volt hybrid powertrain that will be available on Swift Sport, Vitara, and SX4 S-Cross models.
The Japanese automaker claims that their new hybrid powertrain will deliver 20% less CO2, plus more torque and 15 percent fuel savings in the combined WLTP cycle. The details of the new 48-volt hybrid installation are not yet declassified, it is known that it will replace the current 1.4-liter Boosterjet engine, offering more power.
The new unit weighs 15 kg less and consists of a 48-volt lithium-ion battery, an integrated start-up generator (ISG) and a 48V-12V converter. The system will be connected to the new K14D Boosterjet engine, an improved version of the outgoing motor.
The ISG is driven by a belt drive and helps the engine to increase torque at low revs, offering 235 Nm at 2000 rpm. The battery together with the converter will be located under the front seats for better weight distribution. The upcoming 48-volt self-charging hybrid system will also be able to use electricity at speeds below 16 km / h for efficient fuel consumption.
Suzuki will announce all the details and technical specifications of the new 48-volt hybrid versions of Swift Sport, Vitara and S-Cross before their launch in Europe, which is scheduled for March 2020.
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