Suzuki is introducing two further Hybrid grades for the Ignis range. Suzuki’s system is now available across all manual transmission 1.2-litre Dualjet models which are SZ3, SZ-T, SZ5 two-wheel drive and SZ5 ALLGRIP 4X4.
Suzuki is the pioneer of the compact low cost 12V Hybrid system which is ideally suited to a small car; its components add just 6.2kg to the overall kerb weight of 865kg for the SZ3 whilst reducing CO2 emissions by an average of eight per cent.
The SHVS system (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) is a compact and lightweight 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 compact high performance lithium-ion battery placed under the front passenger seat to store energy and incorporates an idle stop function operated via the Integrated Start Generator. This in turn helps all Ignis manual two wheel drive models attain CO2 emissions of 98g/km (NEDC) and achieve a combined fuel consumption figure of 54.1mpg on the WLTP combined cycle. The SZ5 ALLGRIP is only just behind at 105g/km and 48.6mpg on the combined cycle.