Suzuki introduced the Swift Sport hybrid hatchback

Suzuki introduced the Swift Sport hybrid hatchback

March 18, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Suzuki Swift Sport Hybrid gets an additional electric motor to the turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine.

Suzuki has updated Swift Sport with a new soft hybrid powerplant and some useful tweaks. Prices have not yet been officially confirmed, but Suzuki has stated that they will be more than the current 17,479 pounds due to additional standard equipment. It is expected that the new model will go on sale in late April.

The Swift Sport mild hybrid is equipped with a revised version of the 1.4-liter four-cylinder turbo engine, equipped with a 48-volt built-in starter-generator and a compact lithium-ion battery. Suzuki claims that the add-ons add only 15 kg to the standard Swift Sport weight, offering an additional 5 Nm of torque – up to 235 Nm.

The new hybrid system did not force Suzuki to use an automatic transmission. As in the old model, power is transmitted to the front wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission as standard. Also in the update there is a new gearbox, as well as a new shift mechanism, which is 10% shorter than its predecessor.

Performance indicators are generally similar to those of the previous Swift Sport. The maximum speed is approximately 210 km / h, while the speed of 100 km / h is a little slower – in 9.1 seconds. The revised engine output is 127 hp. – about 10 hp less than the previous model, presumably in an attempt to reduce CO2 emissions.

Indeed, with the introduction of the new Suzuki hybrid system, Swift Sport CO2 emissions were reduced from 135 g / km to 127 g / km, and fuel economy improved from 75.6 km per gallon to the stated 80.6 km per gallon. The electric motor also helps the gasoline engine under heavy load and controls the start-stop function of the car, which, according to the Japanese manufacturer, further reduces emissions.

Like the old model, the new Swift Sport comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, a leather sports steering wheel and a rear window. In 2020, Suzuki upgraded the standard equipment of its “charged” hatchback by adding LED headlights, front fog lights, automatic air conditioning, adaptive cruise control, a lane departure warning system and a stereo system with six speakers.

Buyers can also choose one of six paint options, including five metallic colors, at no additional cost, while the contrasting black finish for the roof and mirrors can be priced at an additional 165 pounds.