Maruti Suzuki Omni’s production came to an end after more than three decades last year. The utilitarian MPV is known for its spacious cabin and low-running costs, which makes it a workhorse for many commercial buyers. The Maruti Suzuki Omni may not come back to the Indian market in the near future. However, what if it comes as an electric vehicle in a few years from now? Well, here are a few render images by Shashank Shekhar that visualise the EV Omni.
While Maruti Suzuki is working on the electric vehicles for the Indian market, there is no way that the Omni will be launched as an EV. These rendering images give us a glimpse of things if they were different.
Unlike the Internal Combustion Engine-powered Omni, the EV gets a semi-bonnet at the front, which makes it different from the boxy designed MPV. The size of the vehicle also looks bigger than the stock version. At the front, the rendering image gets rectangular headlamps with C-shaped LED lamps. The lens is smoked to add a sporty look to the vehicle. There are no busy design lines on the body of the vehicle and the clean design adds a classy look. At the front, there are also horizontal LED fog lamps.
The design of the wheel arches is squarish to add a bold look. Also, the car gets alloy wheels and massive ORVMs. The underbody cladding runs all the way from the front to the rear and adds a rugged look to the MPV. The sliding doors are still there as in the ICE-version. The front doors are conventional like the regular Omni.
The rear of the vehicle also gets a clean look. There are LED lamps working as tail lamps. Also, a body-width reflector or LED stripe connects both the tail lamps. Shekhar told Electric Vehicle Web that he sees this vehicle as 4,000mm long, 1,735mm wide and 1,860mm tall.
Maruti Suzuki EV
Maruti Suzuki stopped selling diesel vehicles in India earlier this year due to the BS6 implementation. However, the manufacturer has launched an alternative fuel option – the S-CNG line-up which is powered by CNG. Maruti Suzuki is also testing around 50 WagonR EV across India and is gathering data to develop its own EV for the Indian market. But they have not announced a timeline for the launch of its first EV in India.
Whenever Maruti Suzuki launches its first EV in the Indian market, it is likely to be a WagonR EV. At a later date, more EVs can be added to the line-up depending on the demand. However, the EV market is showing promising growth at the moment. Currently, the Tata Nexon EV is the best-selling electric vehicle in India and they are planning to launch new EV models too. Apart from Tata, Hyundai and MG also sell their electrified products in the Indian market. The MG sells the ZS EV while Hyundai sells the Kona EV. Upcoming EV launches in India include the Altroz EV, KUV 100 EV, Mahindra XUV 300 EV and more.