Suzuki at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 2, 2012

Suzuki Motor Corporation is set to present the G70 Concept at the 82nd Geneva Motor Show in March. The concept showcases the new vision for a compact vehicle that combines elaborated dynamics and minimized weight. It weighs 730kg only and has a drag coefficient of over 10% lower than a current Suzuki 'A' segment model.

 Due to the overall reduction of weight as well as the utilization of a highly efficient petrol engine, emissions of carbon dioxide are as low as 70g/km as measured in the European Driving Cycle.

Suzuki's latest development in hybrid vehicle technology -- the Swift Range Extender -- will also be on display. It was first revealed at the 2010 Geneva Show.

It has undergone further development since then, resulting to a 100% improvement in battery driving range to 30km. The Swift Range Extender uses a generator and a highly efficient 660cc three-cylinder petrol engine as sources of power.

It has a more compact lithium-ion battery compared with a traditional Electric Vehicle that depends solely on battery power. The lithium-ion battery charges quickly, weighs less, costs less and uses fewer resources.

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