Petrol-electric compact hatch ‘close’ for Australia as first of several hybrid models on the way
Suzuki Australia is preparing to jump on the hybrid bandwagon, with the local boss of the Japanese brand revealing to carsales that it’s close to confirming its first petrol-electric model: the Suzuki Swift Hybrid.
Unlike series/parallel hybrid powertrains such as those employed by Toyota, Suzuki’s first foray is a mild-hybrid system and has been available with the Swift in overseas markets such the UK for a couple of years – and in New Zealand since mid-2020.
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