Maruti Suzuki is betting big on hybrids....
Maruti Suzuki has plans to launch hybrid versions of popular monikers like Swift, Baleno and more.
A new 'Maruti Fronx hybrid' could launch by 2025. Interestingly, it will be powered by a newly developed hybrid engine!
All existing hybrids of MSIL use Toyota's series-parallel hybrid system.
Maruti Suzuki is developing an in-house 'series hybrid' powertrain that's expected to be cheaper as well....
The series hybrid configuration will have lesser mechanical losses and will thus deliver more efficiency.
This new powertrain, currently codenamed HEV, will debut on the facelifted Fronx (codename: YTB).
Maruti Fronx hybrid with the HEV powertrain, is expected to deliver fuel efficiency numbers of 35-40 kpl.