Maruti Suzuki is gearing up to revolutionize the Indian automotive landscape with the introduction of three new electric vehicles (EVs), marking a significant shift towards sustainable mobility.
Let’s dive into the details of these upcoming EVs:
1. Maruti eVX SUV:
The Maruti Suzuki eVX SUV, slated for release during the festive season of 2024, promises to be a game-changer in the electric SUV segment. Based on the eVX concept showcased at the 2023 Auto Expo, this mid-sized SUV, internally codenamed YY8, will compete directly with rivals like the Hyundai Creta EV and the Tata Curvv EV. Boasting a born-electric platform jointly developed by Suzuki and Toyota, the eVX is expected to offer two battery pack options – 48 kWh and 60 kWh, providing an impressive range of up to 550 km on a single charge. Manufactured at Suzuki’s Gujarat plant, this electric SUV will not only cater to the Indian market but also be exported to Japan and Europe.
2. Maruti Electric MPV:
Following the eVX, Maruti Suzuki has plans for an all-new electric MPV, internally codenamed YMC, set to hit the roads in September 2026. Sharing its platform with the eVX, along with various other components, this 3-row MPV aims to provide efficient and seamless electric mobility. While details about this electric MPV are currently scarce, Maruti is committed to maintaining competitive pricing, aligning with its ethos of offering value-driven vehicles.
3. Affordable Electric Hatchback:
Maruti Suzuki is venturing into the entry-level electric hatchback segment with a model based on the bespoke K-EV platform. Inspired by the eWX concept showcased at the Japan Mobility Show, this hatchback is poised to rival offerings like the Tata Tiago EV, with an estimated launch timeline of 2026-27. By localizing the K-EV platform, including battery packs and cells, Maruti aims to achieve competitive pricing, enabling broader access to electric mobility and challenging competitors like Tata Motors in the evolving EV market.
Electric vehicles (EVs) are the cars of the future. They don’t need petrol or diesel to run. Instead, they use electricity, which is cleaner and better for the environment. EVs help to reduce pollution and make the air we breathe cleaner. Plus, they are getting better and cheaper, so more people can afford them. The EV infrastructure in India has developed drastically which makes the use of EV’s a much convenient and feasible option for the buyers.
Maruti Suzuki’s bold leap into the electric vehicle segment shows the brands commitment to sustainable mobility and aligns with the evolving consumer preferences for eco-friendly transportation solutions. With a diversified portfolio encompassing various powertrains, Maruti’s “Vision 3.0” roadmap signals a promising future for electric mobility in India.