Maruti Suzuki has introduced the new Ciaz SHVS Hybrid in Goa. The Ciaz sedan gets Maruti’s first hybrid technology in India and will be soon extended to other models such as the Ertiga, Dzire and Swift.
The Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki (SHVS) technology comes with Power Assist, Brake Energy Regeneration, Idle Engine Start/Stop, Gear Shift Indicator which has helped the car maker to create a new benchmark in fuel efficiency, making it friendly for the customer as well as the environment.
The Ciaz SHVS Hybrid delivers a fuel efficiency of 28.09 Km/l making it the most fuel efficient car in India.
The Ciaz SHVS Smart Hybrid participates in Government of India’s FAME* program which aims to promote Hybrid and Electric vehicles in the country.
How SHVS Works
SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) technology uses an Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) and an advance high capacity battery. This system supplements engine’s power, making it more efficient than the conventional set up. The energy saved while decelerating/braking, which is otherwise lost, is stored in the advance high capacity battery and assists during acceleration (for eg, gradient climbing). This combination results into a peppy, powerful & fuel efficient vehicle.
Smart Hybrid features
Idle Start Stop: The idle engine start/stop function on CIAZ Smart Hybrid turns off the engine automatically when the car is idling. It restarts the car as soon as the clutch is pressed. To re-start the engine, the system uses the stored energy. Restart is by belt driven ISG thereby assuring quick and silent restart.
Power Assist: The stored energy in advanced high capacity battery assists engine power during acceleration. This results into improved engine efficiency and prevents unnecessary loss of fuel.
Brake Energy Regeneration: Regeneration of the kinetic energy makes the Ciaz a true Smart Hybrid Diesel Car. The ISG converts the energy from braking/deceleration of the car and stores it in the battery. This stored energy is later used to drive the ISG, to assist the engine’s idle start-stop function and assists the engine during acceleration.
Gear Shift Indicator: The gear shift indicator introduced in the Ciaz Smart Hybrid prompts the driver to effectively change the gears, resulting in enhanced fuel efficiency.
Maruti has made driver airbag as standard on all variants. There are no other changes to the car and the SHVS technology is available on diesel engine option only.
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All prices are ex-showroom Goa.