A new, smart and sustainable way of driving is here. With Smart Hybrid technology, Maruti Suzuki offers some of the most efficient hybrid cars in India which take you a step closer to a greener future. Marked by great fuel efficiency and driving performance, Smart Hybrid steers you to drive in a clean, green and sustainable manner that is aligned with the future.
The technology works by replacing the conventional alternator with an Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) which is connected to an advanced dual-battery setup. It utilizes the kinetic energy produced at the time of braking or deceleration, converts it to electric energy, and then stores in the high capacity batteries to assist the Idle Stop Start and Torque Assist functions.
Idle Stop Start
We are often encouraged to turn off the ignition at traffic lights to reduce our carbon footprint, but what if you had technology that makes doing it convenient?!
The Idle Stop Start function is focused on improving the fuel-efficiency of Maruti Suzuki cars. It automatically turns the ignition off when the engine is idling at a traffic signal or at standstill, and silently restarts it when optimal conditions are met, both in manual and automatic transmissions.
The whole process is smooth and requires minimal human intervention, making it highly efficient and more likely to be used. The very nature of this technology means that Maruti Suzuki has some of the most fuel-efficient hybrid cars on the market.
With great fuel efficiency comes great performance; the Torque Assist function in Smart Hybrid technology helps to do just that. The ISG uses the energy stored to supplement engine power for quicker and smoother pickup. This, in turn, helps reduce the engine load and eventually improves engine life.
At the heart of some of the most efficient hybrid SUVs in India, like the S-Cross, Vitara Brezza and XL6, Smart Hybrid is a progressive technology that is focused on making daily driving more sustainable for the greater good of the environment.