Looks like the Suzuki Swift will be going electric – the Nikkei reports that the automaker is set to introduce a home-rechargeable plug-in hybrid version of the hatchback sometime in 2013.

The vehicle, which will be a remodeled version of the Swift, will have a lithium-ion battery – offering it a 30 km range on a full charge – as well as a petrol engine, the displacement of which wasn’t mentioned in the report.

The hybrid is likely to cost 500,000 yen higher than the gas-powered Swift, but its pricing will not exceed 2 million yen. While initial deployment will be for the domestic market, the company is looking at exporting the model as it goes along.