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Suzuki Swift Sport 1.4 BOOSTERJET HYBRID model year 2022

Test Suzuki Swift Sport 1.4 BOOSTERJET HYBRID model year 2022

The sixth generation Swift has been on sale in Europe since 2017. With the use of a new platform, on which the Suzuki Baleno is based in a modified form, the weight could be reduced to 1.095 kg for the sports version. The rear door handles of the exclusively five-door vehicle are now located next to the C-pillar, the front grille is more emphasized. Due to the stricter European emission values, the manufacturer is currently relying on the mild hybrid version with a 48-volt system for sports. The Swift we tested is powered by a four-cylinder engine with direct injection as a mild hybrid version. Are the sporting values ​​convincing?

Fiat Panda key

Updates for the Fiat Panda City Cross mild hybrid

While the panda has been enjoying an uninterrupted boom in Italy for years, the Fiat 500 is much more popular in Germany. With the revised City Cross with the new inlays in the aprons and the emphasis on the mini SUV, new customers are to be won. A look at the details.

Suzuki Vitara AllGrip 1,4 Boosterjet

Suzuki Vitara AllGrip 2020 in the mild hybrid trend

The Vitara has been part of the universally usable SUV, which is designed for everyday use and off-road use, since 1988. The fourth generation of the on- and off-roader can now be found on the streets with a facelift from 2018. As with all manufacturers, Suzuki relies on downsizing and mild hybrid technology for all car models to reduce exhaust emissions in conventional gasoline engines.

Fiat 500 mild hybrid

Autograph Fiat 500 mild hybrid

For the Fiat 500 Hybrid, Fiat relies on a completely new three-cylinder gasoline engine with a belt starter generator that works in the 12 volt electrical system and is combined with a compact lithium-ion battery. 51 kW (70 hp) are made available from one liter of displacement. The engine runs much smoother than the high-speed 2-cylinder models and meets the Euro 6d emission class. The automatic start-stop system is less vibration than the four-cylinder gasoline engine.

Fiat 500C Dolce Vita

Fiat 500C DolceVita - The retro speedster

The year 2020 will usher in a whole new era. The small and compact Fiat 500 will open up to a whole new audience as a retro Stromer in the second half of the year. The 500 has enjoyed a growing fan base over the past few years and, according to initial estimates, up to 80.000 units of the current version should be produced in the beginning of the year. We are testing the current summer model Fiat 500C Dolcevita until the start of the emission-free future. The special model for the 60th anniversary is available for the 500 and 500C.

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