- Maruti Suzuki is yet to launch an EV in India
- The company didn’t offer further details on new SUVs
- Maruti Suzuki will also have a dedicated technology section for the visitors at the Auto Expo
The upcoming 2023 Auto Expo is expected to play host to a wide range of new automobiles and related technologies. Arguably one of India’s most popular car makers, Maruti Suzuki, has now detailed its plans for the annual auto show in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
Maruti Suzuki revealed that it would show off a new concept EV and two new SUVs during the course of the event next month. According to TOI, the company will highlight 16 automobiles at the 2023 Auto Expo, which includes a flex-fuel-based WagonR prototype. The rest would be custom versions of existing automobiles such as the XL6, Ertiga, Brezza, etc.
Speaking on the cars on offer, Managing Director and CEO of Maruti Suzuki India Limited, Hisashi Takeuchi, said, “Our showcases at the Auto Expo 2023 will highlight Maruti Suzuki’s commitment towards cleaner, greener, sustainable and carbon neutral offerings for tomorrow. We are confident that our range of all-new SUVs, futuristic concept EV, Hybrid, flex-fuel prototype and other products will capture the imagination of enthusiasts.”
The company said it would also set up a dedicated technology zone at its pavilion where visitors can learn more about emerging technologies, including V2X, VR, Robotic Touchscreen Arm, and more. Maruti Suzuki has kept the names of its two new SUVs a secret, so it’s unclear if these would be refreshed versions of existing cars or brand-new models.
Maruti Suzuki still lagging behind EV competitors
While Tata Motors has already established itself in the Indian electric car market, the same can’t be said about Maruti Suzuki. The manufacturer’s first EV is expected to cost between Rs 10 lakhs to 20 lakhs. However, reports say the automobile will only arrive in 2025, when the Indian industry could have more EV options, including in the affordable segment.
Via: The Times of India