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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Suzuki to Sell Hybrid Car in US by 2011

Suzuki Motor will start selling a hybrid version of the new mid-size Kizashi sedan in North America in 2011.

The Kizashi is an all-wheel-drive sedan equipped with a 2.4-liter DOHC inline four-cylinder engine connected to a six-speed manual transmission. A Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is optional.

The sedan is equipped with a next-generation hybrid system jointly developed with General Motors Corp that uses small but high-capacity lithium-ion batteries. The planned vehicle will get about 20% better mileage than comparable gasoline-driven cars.

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