Suzuki Introduces Hybrid Kizashi
In brief: The American Suzuki Motor Corp unveiled a concept gasoline-electric variant of its Kizashi sedan at the New York International Auto Show.
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Make/Model: Kizashi EcoCharge
The concept is being called the Kizashi EcoCarge and is a series hybrid that has a 25% fuel economy gain over the standard gasoline Kizashi.
The car features a 2.0L inline four-cylinder gasoline engine and a 15kW motor/generator and 0.5kWh, 115V lithium-ion battery. The six speed automatic transmission tops off the drive train.
The engine puts out 144hp and 6,500 RPMs and the motor adds another 20hp to that.
Other fuel-conserving technologies are included, such as regenerative braking, stop-start, and deceleration fuel cut-off.
And so ...
The Kizashi is one of Suzuki's most popular sedans, so adding a hybrid makes sense for the company.
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