We are all aware of the fact that the Japanese automotive giant, Suzuki Motor Corporation, is working on its very first all-electric vehicle for both the global and Indian markets. This model will be known as the eVX. The model was initially showcased at the Auto Expo 2023 in India, and it has since been spotted on multiple occasions testing on international soil. Most recently, another test mule of this exact SUV was sighted undergoing testing in Spain. Several new spy shots and renders of this upcoming SUV have been shared online.
The eVX, also referred to as the “Emotional Versatile Cruiser,” will be Maruti Suzuki’s inaugural fully electric SUV. It will boast a coupe-like SUV design. The model, which has been spotted a few times, indicates that it is in the final stages of development. The most recent sighting of this SUV has confirmed that the car’s design has been finalized and is now set for launch as early as January 2024. The latest spy shots reveal that the SUV’s dimensions remain consistent with the previously reported measurements. The SUV will measure 4,300mm in length, 1,800mm in width, and 1,600mm in height.
The most recent test mule of the eVX also featured smoother curves on the bonnet and fenders, a thick chrome bar atop the fascia, and regular projector headlamps. It is expected that the company will upgrade these lights to all-LED lighting in the top-spec versions of this forthcoming SUV. The test mule rode on conventional-looking 17-inch silver alloy wheels and incorporated rearview mirrors with integrated cameras for a 360-degree camera system.
Turning to the interior of the eVX test mule, previous spy shots have revealed that this upcoming SUV will be equipped with a significantly more modern and advanced-looking interior. The car will come with a two-spoke flat-bottom multifunction steering wheel, an electrically-adjustable driver seat, a new display unit on the dashboard, an all-new digital infotainment system, a new fully-digital instrument cluster, and a newly designed center console, along with a rotary dial.
As of now, the company has not disclosed the powertrain specifications of this upcoming SUV, but reports suggest that it will be built on an all-new dedicated electric platform. According to these reports, the final production-spec Suzuki eVX model will house a 60kWh battery pack, anticipated to provide a range of approximately 500-520 km.
Regarding competition upon its introduction to the Indian EV market under Maruti Suzuki, it will go head-to-head with upcoming electric SUVs such as the Hyundai Creta Electric, Mahindra XUV400, MG ZS EV, and the production-spec Tata Curvv Electric.