Headlining the Suzuki stand at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show will be a plug-in hybrid version of the award-winning Swift
The environmentally-friendly Swift concept is powered by an 54kW electric motor – charged from a standard household power outlet – and mated to a petrol engine.
Unlike conventional hybrids, the Swift plug-in version is designed to be driven primarily as an electric vehicle, with the 600cc engine acting as a generator to charge the lithium-ion battery when it runs low during driving.
The Swift concept adds other features to distinguish it from the standard production model such as redesigned headlights and alloy wheels.
Inside, the Swift comes with a restyled cabin trim featuring lightweight driver and passenger seats and a clear window across the centre console to view the battery pack.
“Suzuki is committed to exploring alternative-fuel technologies and are excited to offer a glimpse at the future of environmental motoring,” said Suzuki Australia General Manager Tony Devers.
An official announcement is yet to be made about when a production version of the Swift plug-in hybrid will eventuate, but it is expected to be targeted at the Japanese domestic market.
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