Suzuki quotes a CO2 emissions figure of 22g/km, which means the Across can enter low-emissions zones without being charged. The hybrid will be based on Toyota’s Corolla model and made at its Burnaston plant in Derbyshire, with engines supplied by the company’s Deeside factory in north Wales.

Toyota is to build a new hybrid electric vehicle in the UK for Suzuki, in a boost to British car industry workers amid continued Brexit uncertainty. Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide, 2020 scrappage schemes: the complete guide, New Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport gets 296bhp and racetrack mode, Copyright © Dennis Publishing Limited 2020. With Suzuki, going hybrid doesn’t mean you’ll be skimping on performance – quite the opposite. The agreement follows an initial R&D tie-up announced by Japan’s No 1 and No 4 carmakers in 2017, and will see more Toyota vehicles produced by Suzuki. “This is good news for our UK plants,” said Marvin Cooke, the managing director of Toyota Manufacturing UK. But while the front bumper and headlights are all-new, every other body panel is shared with the RAV4. Suzuki claims a 490-litre boot, which is bigger than the Renault Kadjar’s but slightly smaller than the RAV4 PHEV’s 520-litre boot. However, it will help secure the future of the UK workforce of more than 3,000. Though Suzuki is far smaller, it is a dominant force in the fast-growing Indian market. The Suzuki Across gains a new face with redesigned LED headlights and a slim top grille. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. It means the price is far higher than it should be, at over £20,000 more than Suzuki’s next costliest SUV, and Toyota’s clunky infotainment system seems incongruous in a car costing £45,000. New vehicles will be produced at car manufacturer’s Burnaston plant in Derbyshire, Wed 20 Mar 2019 09.59 EDT It gets the same switchgear, steering wheel and nine-inch infotainment screen, albeit probably with different graphics. The power can be shifted across the axles, so 100% can be sent to the front, or 80% to the back, depending on the situation. Suzuki claims the Across can manage over 46 miles of electric range, compared to 30-35 miles for many of its rivals. It’s essentially a rebadged Toyota RAV4 - which will get the same PHEV powertrain in the next few months - and costs £45,599. Our hybrid systems are light and compact, and when combined with a lightweight chassis and responsive efficient petrol engine, this means you can expect nimble performance as well as improved … Covid-19 slashes UK car output to level last seen in 1954, British car industry produced just 197 cars last month, Every major UK and European carmaker to stop or cut production, British car industry suffers worst period of decline since 2001, UK economy under worst strain for seven years as car sales slump, UK car industry future hinges 'not on Brexit, but on batteries', Jaguar wins landmark case against Chinese copy of Evoque model, Italian investment firm to buy Morgan Motor Company.

Acceleration from 0-62mph, meanwhile, takes just six seconds, and most rivals aren’t as quick.

Rivals include the Ford Kuga PHEV, the Peugeot 3008 GT Hybrid4 and the MG HS Plug-In, but the Across is far more expensive than we were expecting. There’s an automatic limited-slip differential that manages which individual wheels get power and which are braked, with the aim of maintaining traction off-road. All rights reservedCarbuyer™ is a registered trade mark, 2020 Toyota RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid: more details revealed, Suzuki’s largest SUV and has four-wheel drive. The announcement on Wednesday comes amid fears for the future of Toyota’s UK operations, following decisions by fellow Japanese carmakers Nissan and Honda to shift production from the UK amid uncertainty over the future of the British car industry. You can also get electric SUVs for much less than the Across, which seem better options for business buyers (tax is free for EVs) and customers looking to go green.