Suzuki at the 82nd Geneva Motor Show
• European premiere of next-generation global compact car G70
• European premiere of Swift Range Extender
At the 2012 International Motor Show in Geneva*1), the Suzuki Motor Corporation will be holding a press conference at 9:45 a.m. on March 6, at Stand 4251 in Hall 4. Suzuki will be exhibiting a range of models featuring its latest technological developments. With these models, the Japanese manufacturer – an expert in compact car development – will be providing a clear statement about a new era in motoring.
*1) The 2012 Geneva Motor Show is open to the public from March 8-18, 2012. The Press Days are scheduled for March 6 & 7.
G70*2) – new vision of a compact car with minimized weight and enhanced aerodynamics
Suzuki presents a vision of a next-generation global compact car. It weighs just 730 kg, thanks to a clear focus on minimizing weight, and has a drag coefficient at least 10% less than that of the current Suzuki A-segment models – thanks to uncompromising efforts to heighten aerodynamic performance. As a result, its CO2 emissions are as low as 70g/km (measured on the basis of the New European Driving Cycle), with a petrol engine.
*2) This model was exhibited as “REGINA” at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show.
Swift Range Extender*3) – a compact electric vehicle which extends the driving range with an engine-driven generator
Since a Swift Plug-in hybrid based on a previous Swift was exhibited at Geneva Motor Show in 2010, Suzuki has further advanced its expertise in eco-car technology and this year is showcasing the Swift Range Extender, based on the current Swift.
The Swift Range Extender covers 30 km*4) with a fully charged battery and can extend its range by means of an engine-driven generator. Compared with an electric vehicle which depends entirely on battery power, the Swift Range Extender has a more compact lithium-ion battery that can be charged more quickly, weighs less, uses fewer resources and costs less.
*3) This model was exhibited as the “Swift EV Hybrid” at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show.
*4) The driving range figure is based on specified testing conditions. The actual driving range may differ depending on the weather/driving conditions.