Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki (SHVS) is a petrol-electric hybrid powertrain.
It combines an efficient petrol engine with an ISG (Integrated Starter Motor) which comprises a generator and small lithium-ion battery. Unlike larger hybrid systems, SHVS is not designed to power a car on electric power alone. Instead, it acts as an efficient starter motor and power booster for the petrol engine.
You can think of it as an efficiency and performance enhancer. It slashes CO2 emissions, boots up the engine in start and stop traffic and assists the engine during take-off, resulting in a smoother and more pleasurable driving experience.
Suzuki Ignis SHVS
The Ignis SHVS is powered by a 1.2-litre Dualjet petrol engine and a compact high-performance lithium-ion battery. It returns up to 54.1mpg combined and is available as a front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive car with ALLGRIP.
It’s available in SZ3, SZ-T or SZ5 spec, the latter of which is the top trim level for the Ignis. It includes everything you want, including LED headlights, automatic air conditioning, satellite navigation, a rear parking camera, cruise control and keyless entry and start. It’s also styled to impress, with roof bars and chunky wheel arches.
Suzuki Swift SHVS
The Swift SHVS is available with a 1.0 Boosterjet turbocharged petrol engine or a 1.2 Dualjet petrol engine. These share the same battery but offer a different driving experience. The 1.0 Boosterjet has more power and torque - the 1.2 Dualjet has ALLGRIP four-wheel drive. Fuel economy is up to 54.1mpg combined (Dualjet).
Both hybrid engines come in the top SZ5 specification only. Standard equipment includes keyless entry and start, a rear parking camera, Adaptive Cruise Control, High Beam Assist, a 7” touchscreen with satellite navigation and smartphone linkage, rear privacy glass and 16” alloy wheels. Everything you need for easy motoring.