Maruti Suzuki India’s Smart Hybrid vehicles -- Ciaz SHVS and Ertiga SHVS -- have crossed cumulative sales of 100,000 units in February month. This marks the success of the company’s efforts in hybrid and electric mobility in India.
Introduction of technologies like Smart Hybrid can only create a significant positive impact if they are made available to a larger section of customers. With this as a premise, Maruti Suzuki introduced India’s first Smart Hybrid Vehicle, Ciaz SHVS on Sept 1, 2015. It subsequently introduced the technology in Ertiga Diesel in Oct 2015.
Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki (SHVS) is a technology which uses an Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) and an advanced high capacity battery to supplement the engine’s power. SHVS technology makes it more efficient than the conventional set-up and saves energy while decelerating/braking.
Ciaz and Ertiga Smart Hybrid participate in Government of India's FAME India scheme, which aims to promote Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric vehicles in India.