Available in two variants - SG and SL, the Suzuki Swift Hybrid is a lot of different from the hybrids that were shown at the time of the global unveil which were equipped with SHVS, and instead carries an electric motor assisting the petrol unit. The Swift Hybrid SL variant also comes with paddle shifters, while the vehicle is loaded on safety tech including Suzuki's Dual Camera Brake Support that uses lasers and cameras to help detect pedestrians.
Suzuki's hybrid system that combines a Motor Generator Unit (MGU) to an Auto Gear Shift (AGS) claims a combined fuel efficiency of 32kmpl. This hybrid system automatically stops the internal combustion engine and switches to EV driving when the vehicle is running at a constant speed or creeping in traffic.
Thanks to the hatchback's low weight of below 1,000kg (thereby qualifying for eco-car tax breaks in Japan), the claimed fuel efficiency for the hybrid is 32 kpl. Plus, it comes with standard equipment of advanced safety features including the Dual Sensor Brake Support (DSBS) collision-mitigating system that features a monocular camera and laser sensor to detect pedestrians and vehicles ahead, as well as SRS curtain airbags and front seat SRS side airbags.
Swift HYBRID SL variant is equipped with paddle shift.
Till now there are no updates by the company about the launch of the new Swift hybrid in India.