Pioneered by Maruti Suzuki and available in 6 models at present, namely Baleno, Ciaz, Ertiga, S-Cross, Vitara Brezza and XL6, Smart Hybrid is an innovative and future-ready technology that helps improve fuel-efficiency as well as driving performance.
The world is moving towards cleaner and intelligent mobility. Car buyers are now making smart choices, and Smart Hybrid is indeed one of them!
How does a Smart Hybrid car work?
This is a question that is often asked by customers. Well, in Smart Hybrid technology, a conventional alternator is replaced by an Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) which is connected to a dual-battery setup.
The high capacity batteries take the energy produced at the time of braking and deceleration and store it. This stored energy is used by the ISG for Idle Stop Start and Torque Assist functions.
Automatic Stop Start – For Saving Fuel in Idle
Yes, you read that correct. When the car is at standstill (in traffic or at a red light) and optimal conditions are met, Idle Stop Start turns off the car. As soon as you depress the clutch, the ISG uses the energy stored to turn on the car. In every day driving, this feature is a boon which helps improve overall fuel efficiency.
Torque Assist – For improving pickup
That’s right. Torque Assist is when the ISG uses its motor function to assist the engine during pickup when fuel consumption is more. As a result, it improves driving performance and save fuel when the car is picking up speed.
Wait. We haven’t given you the third reason, have we?!
Well, with Maruti Suzuki engines now upgraded for BS6 compliance, a Maruti Suzuki Smart Hybrid car is not just helping you save fuel; it is also better for the environment thanks to its lower emissions.
Now that you know how a Smart Hybrid car works, you are in a well-informed position to select a Maruti Suzuki Hybrid car that you like.