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Old 6th November 2016, 17:22   #61
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Default Maruti, Suzuki working to develop low-cost hybrid cars

Came across this piece of news in ToI:

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Country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki and its parent Suzuki Motor are working to develop low-cost hybrid compact cars as they prepare to maintain their stronghold in the Indian market with eco-friendly vehicles expected gain traction.

Terming development of smaller cars with hybrid technology as "as an area of big interest" for both the firm and parent Suzuki, Maruti Suzuki India chairman R C Bhargava said they were trying to exploit the space for small cars with green technology as big companies like Toyota are currently focusing on bigger ones.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/a...w/55272988.cms

Hope the term hybrid is in implemented in it's true sense. Although the article states no timeline for this to enter production, these are good steps by Maruti.

OT but another interesting statement:

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Elaborating on the importance of MSI in Suzuki's scheme of things, Bhargava said: "The contribution of Maruti to Suzuki and to its balance sheet is so large that Suzuki has recognised that its future to survive as an independent entity is largely dependent on its Indian operations."

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Is there a New Hybrid coming up from Suzuki? This is launching in end November!

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Suzuki will launch their first ever full hybrid vehicle, the Solio Hybrid, on November 29th. It will have fuel consumption of 32km/l (#JC08 driving cycle), 15% more efficient than the mild hybrid version, and 30% more efficient than the non hybrid version. This full #hybrid technology will then be applied to other models, including the next generation Swift .

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Is there a New Hybrid coming up from Suzuki? This is launching in end November!
Suzuki releases a new Hybrid system is considered a Unique parallel Hybrid system - which combines a Motor Generator Unit (MGU) to an Auto GearShift (AGS).
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Equipped with Suzuki’s unique hybrid system, the hybrid versions of the Solio and Solio Bandit become the most fuel-efficient models in the compact height wagon class in Japan at 32.0km/L. The system also realizes strong driving performance with acceleration feel
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MGU is a compact driving motor that instantly boasts a big amount of energy, while AGS is a lightweight, compact, and efficient transmission. Together, they realize smooth acceleration by supplementing with MGU’s driving force while changing shifts
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With the synergy effect of MGU and AGS, they combine “further improvement of fuel efficiency” to “strong driving performance with
acceleration feel”. The system offers two driving modes of “Normal mode” and “Eco mode” to let the driver select between brisk driving in start and acceleration, and driving with priority on fuel efficiency by increasing the frequency of EV driving. The hybrid versions also offer special blue-based exterior and interior that give the image of eco. Plus, all variants qualify for eco-car tax breaks in Japan.
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PS: When Toyota is already leading in this technology they must have initiated the affordable version of hybrids. Is there some silent bomb ready for explosion underground with Toyota?
Expect the Hybrid version of Corolla and Vios soon.
The only problem is that "soon" for Toyota could mean years!
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