Suzuki Launches New Swift Compact Car Equipped with Hybrid System in Japan

Suzuki Launches New Swift Compact Car

Suzuki Launches New Swift Compact Car

Suzuki Motor Corporation has launched new versions of Swift compact car equipped with hybrid system in Japan on 12 July, 2017.

Suzuki’s unique hybrid system installed on the new versions of Swift HYBRID SG and Swift HYBRID SL combines a Motor Generator Unit (MGU) to an Auto Gear Shift (AGS). MGU is a compact driving motor that instantly boasts a big amount of energy, while AGS is a lightweight, compact, and efficient transmission. In addition to driving assist with its motor function, the system automatically stops the engine and switches to EV driving when the vehicle is running at a constant speed or during creeping.

The system offers two driving modes to let the driver select between brisk driving, and driving with priority on fuel efficiency by increasing the frequency of EV driving. While keeping the excellent handling of the Swift, it combines high fuel efficiency of 32.0km/L* and direct drive feel thanks to AGS and MGU.

The vehicle weight is kept within 1,000kg, and it qualifies for eco-car tax breaks in Japan.

Swift HYBRID SL variant is equipped with paddle shift which lets the driver enjoy quick acceleration feel and sporty shift feel. 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.


New Suzuki Ignis 2017

Maruti Suzuki Ignis launched


  • Different is one-of-a-kind.
  • Who refuses to fit into categories.
  • Who takes the rulebook and tears it in a thousand pieces.
  • It is open-minded, pro-fun, pro-new, pro-everything that’s exciting.
  • It loves to experiment, a little too much indeed.
  • It isn’t understood by all. So what?
  • It can never follow, it’s born that way. To do its own thing.
  • It is you. It is Ignis. Different. Always.


In a world where everything is inspired, Ignis is born original. Just a glance at its front says it all. The broad shoulders, the mighty  heels and the distinct grille make it look all strong and powerful. Recessed into the clamshell hood are the LED Projector Headlamps and LED DRL with chic chrome inserts that give Ignis a face you’ll never forget.


Ignis stands firm on its four wheels planted at the extreme corners of the car, making the posture exude confidence like no other. The unique proportions, expressive wheel arches with cladding, Suzuki Progressive Triad and striking all black alloy wheels – together defy the typical codes of automotive design.


Step inside an Ignis and see how every bit, from the floating dashboard style to dual tone black and ivory console is designed to stand out. Moreover, the elevated central position of the infotainment system, the dynamic look of switches and outer positioning of AC Louvers with carbon fibre patterns, together create an unmatched cockpit like experience. Enriching this look further are the complementing body color accents, borrowed from the lives of trendsetting millennial


The iconic Ignis comes with many advanced features including push start button, reverse parking sensor with camera, automatic air conditioner and a multi-information TFT screen. With all these elements, you don’t just take the wheel but a super cool hi-tech experience.


Today’s youth is spoilt for unique choices and loves to do everything at once. The Smart Play Infotainment System of Ignis is inspired by this lifestyle and offers a seamless smartphone experience. Appointed with Android Auto, Apple Car Play and Mirrorlink, it lets you smoothly enjoy the features of your phone. So play music, navigate, stay connected, all while you are on the move. The Android Auto even lets you use WhatsApp and check for live traffic updates, making driving on city roads a breeze.



The different always needs more space. It helps you think freely, move around and just be yourself. This is exactly what Ignis brings to your life. With ample headroom, more than generous legroom and 60:40 split seats, it’s designed to ensure the passenger enjoys maximum space inside. Also, the plethora of utility spaces help you easily carry your world along. So, you can be rest assured of finding
space just when you need it.


Ignis simplifies your drive and ends the need to pick automatic or manual with its intelligent technology of Auto Gear Shift (AGS), in both petrol and diesel. It brings to you a smooth gearshift along with a comfortable driving experience. Why pick one when you can have the best of both?


Ignis comes well-protected by NEXA Safety Shield, with key safety features standard across all variants. It includes TECT body structure that absorbs and disperses crash energy, dual airbags, ABS with EBD, and front seatbelts with pre-tensioners and force limiters. Add to this, ISOFIX Child Seat Restraint System that adheres to international norms and improves child safety. Apart from being equipped with NEXA Safety Shield, Ignis also leads the way in pedestrian safety with pedestrian-friendly hood panel, collapsible wipers and energy absorbing headlamps. All this makes safety in Ignis truly ahead of its time.