YOUR INTRO TO HYBRID

There’s a few different hybrid systems - we'll explain the benefits to help you make the choice that’s right for you.

All hybrids have a conventional petrol or diesel engine, as well as an electric motor that is battery-powered. The electric motor works together with the petrol or diesel engine to help lower fuel usage and minimise harmful CO2 emissions compared to non-hybrid Suzuki systems.

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SELF-CHARGING HYBRID

Self-charging hybrids have a battery-powered electric motor, which supports the engine during take-off and acceleration.

Some self-charging ‘full’ hybrids can drive using only the electric motor, for short distances at low speeds. In self-charging hybrids, the battery is charged by recovering energy that would normally be lost during braking and deceleration, and does not need to be plugged in to charge.

PLUG-IN HYBRID VEHICLES (PHEVS)

Plug-in Hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are similar to conventional hybrids in that they have both an electric motor and internal combustion engine, except PHEVs have larger batteries that can be charged by plugging the vehicle into either a regular domestic power socket, a private wallbox installed at home, or a public charging point.

Due to the larger battery size, PHEVs can travel several miles using only the electric motor, for example the Suzuki Across PHEV has one of the longest electric-only driving ranges of any Plug-In Hybrid, being able to cover up to 46 miles on zero emission electric only power while driving.

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WLTP REGULATIONS

WLTP REGULATIONS

WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure) is an updated test designed to give a better idea of a car’s environmental performance data.

The conditions of the new WLTP test are defined by EU law and have been implemented across Europe. This test provides a more accurate basis for calculating a car’s fuel consumption and CO2 emissions and helps to ensure that quoted performance figures reflect the on-road performance of your new car.