Global News

6 March 2012

The 82nd Geneva International Motor Show

Suzuki exhibits the following models in the 82nd Geneva International Motor Show.
(Public days: 8 to 18 March 2012)

Global compact car with CO2 emissions no higher than 70g/km


Suzuki is showcasing the G70 at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. This model made its debut at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show as the REGINA, and it now wears a G70 badge which originates from a nickname adopted during the development process. While the goal of reducing CO2 emissions is an absolute must throughout automotive development, Suzuki also believes that A-segment models should always be totally customer-responsive. With this in mind, the company has been focused on developing an A-segment car with CO2 emissions no higher than 70g/km for market launch in the near future, featuring – as the name suggests – the G70’s environmental technologies.

Although the G70 is a petrol model, its fuel economy and emissions are on a par with those of a hybrid, thanks to its weight of just 730kg and a drag coefficient more than 10% lower than that of a Suzuki A-segment production model. It also features a direct-injection turbo petrol engine and an Engine Auto Stop Start system with regenerative braking. All in all, the G70's CO2 emissions do not exceed 70g/km*.


  • * The G70’s CO2 emissions were measured under specific test conditions in the New European Driving Cycle. They may vary under different weather, road, driving and servicing conditions.

Key features

  • Lightweight, highly rigid platform
  • Distinctive styling, combining spaciousness with excellent aerodynamics
  • 800cm3 direct-injection turbo petrol engine and continuously variable transmission, with CVT
  • Engine Auto Stop Start system with regenerative braking
  • Fashionable green-and-white color scheme highlighting the vehicle’s contours
  • Floating interface with touch-panel operability, facilitating the supply of information to the driver

Major specifications

Overall length: 3,550mm
Overall width: 1,630mm
Overall height: 1,430mm
Wheelbase: 2,425mm
Seating capacity: 4 persons
Power unit: 800cm3 direct-injection turbo petrol engine
Engine Auto Stop Start system with regenerative braking
Weight: 730kg
Transmission: CVT. Front-engine/front-wheel drive

Swift Range Extender*1
A compact EV with an engine-driven generator to extend the range

Swift Range Extender

A concept model for the Range Extender (currently being developed) based on the Swift is being showcased for the first time in Europe. Since exhibiting the Swift Plug-in Hybrid based on the previous Swift at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show and beginning fleet tests in Europe and Japan the same year, Suzuki has elaborated and advanced the system.

Suzuki has developed the Swift Range Extender independently as a next-generation car with environmental benefits in order to meet both present and future transportation requirements. Designed primarily for day-to-day tasks such as shopping and transporting passengers, it can cover about 30km*2 (JC08 mode) on a complete battery charge. With an engine-driven generator starting to charge the battery when it runs low, the driver can make longer journeys without worrying about a flat battery.


  • *1 This model was exhibited as the “Swift EV Hybrid” at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show.
  • *2 The range was measured under specific conditions in the JC08 cycle (as revised by Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism in 2010). It may be different under different weather, road, driving and servicing conditions.

Key features

  • Generator driven by a 658cm3 engine
  • Range of 30km*1 (JC08 mode) on a complete battery charge
  • Rapid charging from household mains power possible
  • Styling reflects the theme of environmental friendliness

Major specifications

Overall length: 3,850mm
Overall width: 1,695mm
Overall height: 1,510mm
Seating capacity: 5 persons
Motor: AC synchronous
Max. motor output: 55kW
Generator engine: 658cm3
Hybrid fuel consumption: 28km/L or more*1
EV range*2: 30km*1
Battery charge time: 4h @ 100V; 1.5h @ 200V


  • *1 Measured by Suzuki in the JC08 cycle
  • *2 Range on electric power from external charge only

Alto (2012 minor change)

Since the Alto debuted in 2009, its combination of low CO2 emissions (initially 103g/km), refined styling, user friendliness and affordability have made it so popular that sales in Europe had topped 131,000 units by the end of 2011. In the light of new CO2 regulations in the European Union and Switzerland, Suzuki enhanced the Alto for even lower CO2 emissions (99g/km) in 2011 by adopting intake and exhaust variable valve timing. The enhanced Alto carries forward the established, popular exterior design and has a classier interior trim.