Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest carmaker, is set to enter the electric vehicle (EV) segment with the highly anticipated Maruti Suzuki eVX. During an interview with a media outlet, Shashank Srivastava, Senior Executive Officer of Marketing & Sales at Maruti Suzuki, confirmed that the company is on track to launch the eVX. He stated that the preparations are underway, and the launch is expected in January 2024, during the next financial year. The eVX will be the brand’s first fully-electric vehicle in the country and it will take on the rivals like the Hyundai Creta EV which also be launched in the coming months.
The Maruti Suzuki eVX, officially known as the “Emotional Versatile Cruiser” (eVX), is a significant milestone for the brand since its unveiling at Auto Expo 2023. This mid-size electric SUV features an innovative and radical design, distinguishing it from Maruti Suzuki’s current lineup. Developed by Suzuki Motor Corporation and its Indian subsidiary, the eVX showcases a sleek coupe-like SUV silhouette, emphasizing its futuristic appeal. With dimensions of 4,300mm in length, 1,800mm in width, and 1,600mm in height, the eVX commands attention on the road.
The eVX incorporates distinctive design elements, starting with its aggressive front-end design. Instead of a traditional grille, a gloss black strip connects to the futuristic LED headlamps, forming a V-shaped element. The SUV boasts a massive body-colored bumper with the Suzuki insignia, accompanied by a large silver skid plate. Brawny wheel arches on the sides house futuristic full-faced wheels, accentuated by black plastic cladding. The rear design embodies a coupe-like appearance, reminiscent of high-performance SUVs, with LED taillamps connected by a double LED strip. The rear is completed with a sizable Suzuki logo and the eVX insignia, complemented by a black cladded bumper and a prominent silver skid plate.
Maruti Suzuki previously revealed that the eVX will be equipped with a 60kWh battery pack, delivering an impressive driving range of up to 550km. Upon its introduction to the Indian market under the Maruti Suzuki brand, it will compete with upcoming electric SUVs such as the Hyundai Creta Electric, Mahindra XUV400, MG ZS EV, and the production-spec Tata Curvv Electric.
In other Maruti Suzuki eVX news, a test mule of the highly anticipated electric SUV was recently spotted undergoing trials in Poland. Covered in full camouflage, the test mule provided valuable insights into the forthcoming production model. The production-spec vehicle exhibits some notable design differences compared to the concept version.
The sleek and bold creases of the eVX concept have been refined into smoother curves on the bonnet and fenders. At the front, the production model features a thick chrome bar atop the fascia, suggesting a closed grille design. The test mule was equipped with regular projector headlamps, although the final version is expected to incorporate all-LED lighting. The SUV was seen riding on conventional-looking 17-inch silver alloy wheels, which may be upgraded to more stylish machine alloy wheels in the production variant. Rearview mirrors resembling those found on the Baleno, including integrated cameras for a 360-degree camera system, were also observed.