- The eVX is not expected to be available until 2025
- Maruti Suzuki did not disclose the technical specifications of the new EV
- The EV is also expected to include a four-wheel drive version
Maruti Suzuki doesn’t have an electric car planned until 2025, putting it significantly behind in the EV race. We’re now being treated to an early glimpse of the company’s first fully electric automobile, the eVX Concept. As we’ve already learned, Maruti-Suzuki will partner with Toyota for the new EV platform, with the latter also developing its own version of the EV at a later date.
As pointed out by HT Auto, Maruti Suzuki also showcased its existing lineup of automobiles at the Auto Expo. These include the XL6, Grand Vitara, Ertiga, Swift, Baleno, Brezza, Ciaz, and a handful of others. The automaker also revealed the Wagon R Flex Fuel concept, though its specifications weren’t publicised.
Maruti Suzuki eVX Concept Specs, Features and Range
One of the hallmark features of the new eVX concept is the inclusion of a four-wheel drive (4×4) option. This could sway a large portion of the SUV market in Maruti Suzuki’s favour. The ground clearance is also pretty decent, making it suitable for off-roading.
While powertrain specifications are a mystery right now, Maruti Suzuki said the eVX runs on a 60 kWh battery unit with the potential to run up to 550 km on a single charge. As you would expect from a modern-day EV, the eVX should also include smart connected features, although this aspect has been kept under wraps as well.
There’s still a lot we don’t know about the EV, so we’ll reserve judgment until we do. Unfortunately, Maruti Suzuki will only bring the eVX to the market by 2025. The likes of Tata and Mahindra are expected to launch multiple new EVs by then, potentially making things tricky for Maruti Suzuki’s first EV.