The brand new Suzuki Across PHEV (its official identify is definitely Suzuki Throughout Hybrid) is the fruit of the collaborative settlement between Suzuki and Toyota, which permits Suzuki to promote a few of Toyota’s fashions below its personal model.

The primary one is the Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid SUV, which might be provided because the Suzuki Throughout PHEV, whereas the second would be the Suzuki Swace hybrid (based mostly on the Corolla Property Hybrid). We guess that Suzuki has determined to launch these fashions as a strategy to adjust to emission necessities in Europe.

The Suzuki Throughout PHEV seems actually engaging and due to its 18.1 kWh battery has fairly a helpful all-electric vary of 75 km (46.6 miles) WLTP, which is near 42 miles (67.6 km) EPA for the RAV4 Prime.

Suzuki Across PHEV in the UK
Suzuki Across PHEV in the UK

With all-wheel drive and 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in simply 6.0 seconds, the primary plug-in Suzuki seems very fascinating.

Sadly, just like in the case of RAV4 Prime, the availability is limited. Suzuki even mentioned in its press launch “Very restricted provide availability within the first full 12 months”.

The value of £45,599 (€49,870 / $59,000) and low firm automotive BIK banding of 6% within the UK, on paper, seems aggressive with different fashions:

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Suzuki will supply just one “very excessive specification” trim degree, six exterior colours (White Pearl Crystal Shine, Silver Metallic,  Angle Black Mica, Sensual Purple Mica, Gray Metallic and Darkish Blue Mica).

The supply consists of leather-based seats, heated entrance and rear seats, heated steering wheel, Twin Zone Automated Air Conditioning, auto operate opening tailgate and 9” multimedia touchscreen, LED headlamps with a bi-beam projector (combining high and low beams) and an LED DRL, premium 19-inch alloy wheels as normal with black gloss coating and distinctive polished face.

Suzuki Across PHEV in the UK
Suzuki Across PHEV in the UK

A cool factor is that the big 490-liter baggage compartment has a mains voltage (220V) electrical outlet and 12V accent socket.

Suzuki Throughout PHEV specs (rebadged Toyota RAV4 Prime):

  • all-electric vary of 75 km (46.6 miles) in WLTP
  • 18.1 kWh lithium-ion battery mounted below the ground (50.9 Ah cells)
  • 0-100 km/h (62 mph): 6.0 seconds
  • prime pace of 180 km/h (112 mph)
  • all-wheel drive
  • system output: N/A
    2.5-liter four-cylinder A25A-FXS Dynamic Pressure gasoline engine – 136 kW and 227 Nm
    entrance motor: 134 kW and 270 Nm
    rear motor: 40 kW and 121 Nm
  • curb weight of 1,940 kg
  • based mostly on Toyota’s TGNA platform (GA-Ok)