5Maruti Suzuki Ciaz SHVS:
Odd-Even rule is certainly the hottest topic of discussion in Delhi now a days. In an attempt to reduce the alarmingly increasing pollution level Delhi government has come up with this idea which is practically effective with several pros and cons. While in the second phase of the Odd-Even scheme from 15th April to 30th April, all the cars come under the rule, there are several models which are actually exempted from this Odd-Even rule.
Categorically, the emergency service vehicles like ambulances, fire engines, hospital vehicles, prison vehicles, law enforcement vehicles alongside VVIP’s cars, defence ministry cars, pilot cars, embassy cars, two wheelers, single women driven cars and parents driving cars to drop their children to schools are exempted from this rule. But if we see passenger cars with the perspective of models, certain models are also exempted from this rule. Well, of course those cars are environment friendly. To simplify, cars with electric powertrain, hybrid powertrains are exempted from the Odd-Even rule.
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz SHVS was launched in September 2015, and it is powered by the smart Hybrid Vehicle technology developed by Suzuki. The Ciaz SHVS model is identical to the petrol powered Ciaz when it comes to design. The only difference you can spot is the SHVS badge. It is powered by a 1.3 litre DDiS diesel engine which is combined with an Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) and lithium ion batteries.
The diesel engine is mated to a five speed manual transmission which churns out 90 PS peak power and 200 Nm of peak torque. It can reach 0 – 100 kmph in 13.2 seconds. The ISG works as a starter in the car, and it supplies power to the engine during start up. The lithium ion battery helps the car in starting the engine and also generates power during acceleration. It gets gear shift indicator facility also. This car delivers an impressive 28.09 kmpl of fuel economy.