The ISG and Li-ion battery of the new Wagon R's mild hybrid system
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For the mild hybrid system of the new "Wagon R," Suzuki Motor Corp increased the maximum output of ISG (integrated starter generator) from 1.6kW/1,000rpm to 2.3kW/1,000rpm and the capacity of lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery from 3 to 10Ah.

Suzuki released the new Wagon R Feb 1, 2017. The ISG, battery pack and battery cell are manufactured by Mitsubishi Electric Corp, Denso Corp and Toshiba Corp, respectively.

As a result, the upper speed limit of motor assistance (up to 30 seconds) by the ISG increased from about 80km/h to 100km/h (approx 63.1mph), enabling creeping only by the motor for up to 10 seconds. Creeping is possible when the vehicle speed is 13km/h or less and neither the accelerator pedal nor the brake pedal is being pressed down as well as when the vehicle starts moving after stopping idling.