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.
The Suzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki) and the Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) have announced in a press release that they will be expanding their cooperation. A memorandum of understanding on the business partnership was signed on February 6, 2017 and the specific details of this cooperation have been considered since then.
With the Swift, Suzuki has had one of the best-selling models in its portfolio for many years. For the current version it has been completely renewed and scores as a lightweight in the small car segment with an empty weight of 950 kg in the basic version. Suzuki also uses the mild hybrid variant with a 48-volt system for its conventional models. The Swift we tested is powered by a three-cylinder engine as a mild hybrid version. In the portrait we present the essential details and test it intensively under summer conditions.