Technology

SUZUKI GREEN Technology

“Suzuki Green Technology” is an array of technologies aimed at making vehicles more convenient, enjoyable and fuel-efficient, while also being environmentally conscious. By equipping compact cars with next-generation technologies, Suzuki continues driving toward a more pleasant life and prosperous future.

Hybrid

A compact system with an electric motor used to power the vehicle on its own, or to assist the engine.

Mild hybrid

Generates electricity during deceleration and employs an electric motor to assist the engine when accelerating.

S-ENE CHARGE

An electric motor assists the engine to realise further enhancement of fuel economy.

ENE-CHARGE

Generates electricity every time the car decelerates and supplies electricity to the car’s electrical components.

DUALJET engine

Features thoroughly heightened thermal efficiency.

BOOSTERJET engine

A direct-injection turbocharged engine that delivers powerful output and torque.

New idling stop system

Shuts off the engine when travelling at speeds of 13km/h or less.

ECO-COOL

Maintains comfort even when the engine shuts down.

TECT

A new lightweight, impact energy- absorbing body.

HEARTECT

A new lightweight, highly-rigid platform that enhances fundamental vehicle performance.

LEAN BURN

Realises remarkable improvements in fuel economy over a broad range of speeds from low to high rpms.

Next Generation technology

Adding a layer of safety to convenience Suzuki is a member of the SmartDeviceLink Consortium

SmartDeviceLink (SDL) is a platform for connecting smartphone applications for use with a car’s head unit. Suzuki is a member of the SmartDeviceLink Consortium, the non-profit organisation that manages SDL. Using SDL makes it possible to connect smartphone apps to the in-vehicle display, which in turn allows users to send messages and perform other tasks with their smartphone safely while driving. Suzuki plans to release products that support the SDL standard in 2019. Because car and motorcycle makers are cooperating to develop SDL compatible head units, the communication standard will protect vehicles using SDL from dangerous interference from other networks and provide yet greater reassurance and safety.

sdl

Delivering convenience in tangible ways – every day Preventive safety technologies • Driver support technologies • Connectivity technologies

Suzuki delivers the near future to customers with technologies that make life more convenient every day and make Suzuki vehicles safer to drive and easier to use. These include collision preventive safety technologies, driver support technologies and connectivity technologies. Suzuki is committed to continue developing and providing customers with future technologies that make driving safer and more reassuring for all. That goes for those who are not comfortable in driving as well as those who enjoy taking the wheel and getting out on the road.

HAKUTO

Suzuki is a corporate partner with HAKUTO

Suzuki supports the Japanese team HAKUTO, which is competing for the Google Lunar XPRIZE, the world’s first race to explore the moon. This unique competition consists of three missions to win:
1.Successfully land a privately-developed spacecraft on the lunar surface
2.Travel 500 metres from the landing location
3.Transmit high-definition videos and images back to Earth
The launch cost for sending a spacecraft to the moon is substantial and it increases in proportion to the weight of the load. For that reason, HAKUTO’s rover is designed to be super light. Suzuki’s proven experience and know-how in developing excellent small cars contribute to developing the rover.

Google Lunar XPRIZE
suzuki supports HAKUTO'S challenge to the Moon

Air-cooled fuel cell scooter

Fuel cell motorcycles that use hydrogen to generate power have begun taking to the streets.

The Burgman Fuel Cell uses hydrogen along with oxygen taken from the air to generate electricity and power its electric motor. The only emissions it produces is water vapour, meaning it emits absolutely no harmful substances into the environment. An air-cooled fuel cell system, compressed hydrogen tank and lithium-ion battery are squeezed into its compact body.

Burgman fuel cell
Burgman fuel cell *Image of the hydrogen refuelling

The system draws additional power from the lithium-ion battery when accelerating to assist the fuel cell battery and deliver powerful acceleration. By recovering energy from the motor and using it to charge the battery when decelerating, the system efficiently controls the use of energy. The Burgman Fuel Cell has been certified for road use in Japan and testing on public roads began in 2017.

  • Overall length x width x height 2,095 x 740 x 1,365mm
  • Total weight 199kg
  • Travel range on a single charge 120km (travelling at 60km/h on a level road)
    *Values according to in-house testing by Suzuki
  • Fuel cell Polymer electrolyte fuel cell
  • Motor type AC Synchronous Motor
  • Rechargeable battery Lithium-ion battery
  • Fuel Compressed hydrogen
  • Fuel tank capacity
    (Operating pressure)
    10L
    (70MPa)
  • Maximum speed 75km/h