Suzuki Swift and SX4 eco concepts

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21 October 2009

Suzuki Swift and SX4 eco concepts

Suzuki has unveiled a plug-in hybrid version of the Suzuki Swift and a hydrogen-powered SX4.

The hybrid Swift is the closest to making it into production. It has a 660cc petrol engine and an electric motor powered by lithium-ion batteries.

On electric power alone, the car has a range of 20km (around 12.5 miles). The batteries are recharged by plugging into the domestic mains, but the petrol engine also has a generator to charge the batteries, while on the move.

The car could make it to production within a couple of years, initially for the Japanese domestic market, but Suzuki may consider selling it further afield if it proves to be successful.

The SX4 uses a hydrogen-powered fuel cell that's been developed by General Motors. The car has been on test in Japan for the past year on public roads.

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