About Suzuki Hybrid

Looking for great fuel efficiency and a cleaner way to travel? Our new petrol electric hybrid advanced driving system helps to reduce CO2 emissions and improve fuel economy. With Suzuki, going hybrid doesn’t mean you’ll be skimping on performance – quite the opposite. Our hybrid systems are light and compact, and when combined with a lightweight chassis and responsive efficient petrol engine, this means you can expect nimble performance as well as improved efficiency.
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What does Suzuki Hybrid do?

  1. An electric motor assists the petrol engine, which is powered by an extra lithium-ion battery
  2. The electric motor enhances the maximum torque output of the engine at low rpm (for Swift Sport, Vitara and S-Cross) to provide a more responsive drive feeling
  3. It improves fuel efficiency by around 10-15%, while reducing CO2 emissions by around 25%, according to the official WLTP combined fuel consumption test versus non-hybrid Suzuki petrol models.
  4. Notice that your Suzuki feels more responsive with our HYBRID system, if you choose a Swift Sport, Vitara or S-Cross compared to previous models not fitted with this technology.

Full Hybrid vs Mild Hybrid. What's the difference?

Some Suzuki models come with the choice of either mild hybrid or full hybrid. Here's a brief explanation on what the difference is.

What is Full Hybrid?

The self charging Full Hybrid powertrain provides dual power, switching between the petrol engine and electric motor or using a combination of both to drive the wheels.

Full Hybrid includes:

• New 1.5 petrol engine with Suzuki developed Full Hybrid system
• High-voltage 140V lithium-ion battery
• Both hybrid and EV (zero emission) driving for combined fuel economy up to 53.0 mpg
• 2WD and ALLGRIP 4WD options

Suzuki models with full hybrid options include Vitara, S-CROSS & SWACE.

What is Mild Hybrid?

Our self charging Mild Hybrid system provides battery assistance, meaning a small electric motor supports the petrol engine when it needs it most, such as during acceleration or going up a hill.

Suzuki models that include Mild hybrid as standard are Swift, Swift Sport,Ignis, Vitara & S-CROSS.


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HYBRID has many advantages, but the one that Suzuki drivers will notice is the reduced costs of running a Hybrid versus a non-hybrid petrol model

Based on the official WLTP combined fuel consumption figures, HYBRID consistently improves fuel economy by between 10% - 15%*. How? Well the HYBRID system provides electrical assistance to the petrol engine in certain conditions, so less fuel is needed. The HYBRID battery stores energy that would normally be lost during braking and deceleration, so it can be used again. All without you having to compromise how you drive.

*compared to previous non-hybrid Suzuki petrol models


Hybrid cars are becoming more and more popular, and one big reason is the reduction in carbon dioxide emissions they offer. Having an electric motor that does some of the driving and therefore takes load off the petrol engine, means greater efficiency and less CO2.

Based on the official WLTP combined fuel consumption figures, HYBRID consistently improves fuel economy by between 10% - 15%*, which is an impressive reduction by any standards, but particularly impressive for a system that doesn't require a radical change to how you drive.

*compared to previous non-hybrid Suzuki petrol models

3. NO CHARGING with Mild or Full Hybrids

Worried about charging? You don't need to be. With Suzuki HYBRID, there’s no charging required. The car charges the battery itself, by recovering energy that would normally be lost during braking and deceleration and storing it in a second battery - so you don't need to think about it.


HYBRID doesn't just improve your Suzuki’s efficiency: it also improves how it drives.

The system includes an integrated starter generator (ISG), which acts as a starter motor when the engine has auto stopped (for example at traffic lights). The engine restart is smoother and quieter than in cars with a traditional starter motor.

On Swift Sport, Vitara and S-Cross, the HYBRID system also helps to improve performance by enhancing the engine’s torque output at low rpm, using the ISG and energy stored in the lithium ion battery. So, it makes your driving experience feel smoother and more responsive.


A Suzuki HYBRID runs just like a regular car with a petrol engine, so you don't have to change how you drive.

Our hybrid components are extremely compact and light. That means, Suzuki’s remain light and fun to drive and keep their practical interior space without any compromise from the hybrid system.

All you have to do in your Suzuki HYBRID is drive it as you've driven every other Suzuki you've ever owned (or any other car, for that matter), enjoying the smoother, more efficient performance, all the while saving a few pennies.

Browse the Suzuki HYBRID range.