The Maruti Swift Hybrid receives its power from a 1.2-litre gasoline burner which is mated to a 48V hybrid motor.
India's largest automaker has declared its intention to concentrate on electric vehicles at Auto Expo 2020 and it has been committed to its announcement. Apart from EVs, Maruti Suzuki has also showcased a hybrid version of the Maruti Swift at the event. The vehicle was first introduced at the 2018 Indonesia Motor Show and is already on sale in Japan.
The Maruti Swift Hybrid has been debuted at the Auto Expo 2020
The Swift Hybrid is equipped with a 48V mild-hybrid system which is a more modern system compared with the 12V start/stop one in the Ertiga, Baleno and Ciaz. The 48V unit is coupled with the conventional 1.2-litre K12C gasoline burner which can generate 91 PS against 118 Nm. Nevertheless, when combined with the hybrid motor, this petrol motor can produce 105 PS against 148 Nm. Maruti Suzuki also offers a 5-speed AMT transmission on this Swift. Internationally, this 48V hybrid unit was debuted with the 1.4-litre Boosterjet gasoline burner. The hybrid package includes 48V lithium-ion battery, which is an advanced technology, a 48V-12V converter and an integrated starter generator. The fuel mileage is impressive, being 32 kmpl, but that's on the Japanese driving cycle. It yet remains to be seen how the car will perform in India. Moreover, this system is claimed to reduce the emission level without the requirement of installing any extra eco-system or infrastructure.
The hybrid system of the Swift Hybrid helps the car attain a more impressive performance and fuel mileage along with a lower emission level.
Since the Indian largest auto manufacturer has announced that it will put an end to diesel motors, Maruti owners will find this hybrid version an ideal substitute. Maruti Suzuki can also attain the advantage of being one of the first movers as up to now, the MG Hector is the only the mass-market car in India which offers this technology.