Until now Suzuki didn’t launch any hybrid on the market, but in the latest years has presented a few green concepts which prove us that they conduct serious researches on this type of technologies.
One of the most anticipated models is the Swift Hybrid, presented in its concept stage at the Tokyo Auto Show in 2009. After two years the concept was presented again to the public, but this time it came with a series of modifications, being closer to the production version.
Like its predecessor the 2011 concept was based on the conventionally powered Swift model, but it come with a few different elements which gave it a unique character.
Under the hood the 2011 Suzuki Swift EV Hybrid was equipped with the same 660 cc engine and the 54 kW motor found at its predecessor, but this time the hybrid system offered a higher range.
Apart from the reworked drive train, the entire exterior has been also modified. More changes were made inside were the car get a new color scheme and a futuristic instrument panel.
The latest “big thing” in automotive industry is represented by the green vehicles and every respectable manufacturer tries to develop new technologies.
Suzuki is also working hard to keep it up with today’s trends and for the moment the hybrid and electric technologies are its priority.
One of the latest concepts used to showcase the advances made with the green technologies is theSX4 Hybrid. The SX4 was a smart choice, as its one of the most popular models in Suzuki’s lineup. The standard model is seen with pretty good eyes by the public, being already one of the most efficient fuel powered cars in its class.
For the moment, Suzuki didn’t make any announcements about a possible production version of its concept. Though, an SX4 Hybrid would make a lot of sense and if it’s priced right it could prove to be another wining card for the company.
Hit the jump for more information on the Suzuki SX4 Hybrid.
Suzuki has big plans for its flagship model, the Kizashi. That much we already know. What we didn’t expect though was that the model would be branching out with different variants.
At the New York Auto Show, the Japanese automaker further cemented their intention of giving its customers new options for the sedan by unveiling a couple of concept cars tied up to its name.
One of these concepts is the Kizashi EcoCharge Concept, a hybrid vehicle Suzuki is preparing to compete against the likes of the Toyota Prius and the Honda Insight, among other hybrid cars out on the market these days.
While Suzuki hasn’t had any discussions on the production plans for the car, we’d be very surprised if this model doesn’t get greenlighted for production soon, especially when you consider that the market is ripe for other brands to enter and give its established rivals a run for their money.
Either way, its looking more and more likely that the hybrid wars will have to make room for another vehicle.
Details on the Suzuki Kizashi EcoCharge Concept after the jump.