Wednesday, May 11, 2011

2011 Suzuki Kizashi EcoCharge Review

American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC) unveiled a concept version of its gas-electric sedan Kizashi at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). Suzuki Kizashi Concept nicknamed EcoCharge again this innovative, eye-catching four-door Suzuki illustrates global history of eco-mobility, and highlights the company's efforts in conducting socially conscious.

"We continue to explore the virtues of gas-electric technology in Suzuki Kizashi Concept EcoCharge," said Steve Younan, director of automotive marketing and product planning for American Suzuki Motor Corporation. "Our basic concept was to achieve significant gains in fuel economy without the traditional offering to conduct the performance required by today's midsize hybrid sedans. Proof of our concept is that the Kizashi EcoCharge has the ability to offer a benefit of 25 percent fuel economy in real world driving by an electric charge in the powertrain system, but maintain production Kizashi dynamic behavior Brakes and benefits that make it an exceptional performer category. "

Powertrain Electrification Kizashi

Suzuki Kizashi Concept EcoCharge is powered by a gasoline engine 2.0-liter in-line four years, working in tandem with a peak electric propulsion system, which consists of a liquid-cooled engine of 15 kW generator, linked to an air-cooled battery lithium ion 115 volts. The combination helps to optimize fuel and emits an electrical impulse during acceleration to a more dynamic driving. Suzuki Kizashi Concept EcoCharge offers a 25 percent increase for highway fuel economy today Kizashi.

To help maximize efficiency, the Suzuki Kizashi Concept EcoCharge also benefit from a series of energy-saving technologies, including regenerative braking, engine shut off automatically when the car stops, fuel cut-off special events deceleration and low rolling resistance tires.

Power management is provided through an advanced six-speed automatic transmission designed for speed for smooth and continuous flow of energy when called by the driver.

Simple, but the layout is very nice design

The exterior of the Suzuki Kizashi Concept EcoCharge is highlighted by a unique satin gloss white paint with a subtle blue undercoat. To better define the concept outside of his brothers and sisters Kizashi production, it has been a beacon and specialist lighting LED Foglight integrated into the front fascia. Lightweight aluminum wheels convey a futuristic feel, and are wrapped in tires with low rolling resistance. "

Eco-Friendly Interiors

Inside, Suzuki Kizashi Concept EcoCharge seat uses advanced materials. These materials require 84 percent less energy to produce and create emissions of 80 per cent less than the production of virgin material.

Suzuki Kizashi Concept EcoCharge information

* Engine: DOHC I-4 J20B

O displacement: 1998 cc

Valve train o: VVT-admission

Or the power: 144 hp rpm (106 kW) at 6500

O Torque: 127 lb.-ft. (173 Nm) @ 4500 rpm

No fuel economy target (Hwy): 25 percent improvement over the production Kizashi

* Transmission: 6-speed automatic

* Electric Drive System

No Type: belt-driven, induction motor, liquid cooled generator unit and a lithium ion battery, power electronics and air-cooled battery

o The maximum electricity production: 15 kW @ rpm 1570-3180

No maximum power the electric motor (electric assist): 15 hp / 11.2kW @ 1000-2200 rpm

or lithium-ion battery: 115V, 0.5 kWh, 15 kW peak power