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Toyota and Suzuki will bring pure EVs to the Indian market

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  • Toyota and Suzuki will launch 100% EV to the Indian Market
  • The upcoming EV will soon go into prototyping stage
  • The testing on the Indian roads might happen soon

As per some reports, Toyota and Suzuki are working on a pure RV designed specifically for the Indian market. Toyota-Suzuki collaboration could result in a pure EV with considerable part sharing and joint development to keep costs down. As per some reports, the project is already going on, and soon, it will enter into prototyping stage.

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This is one of several initiatives the Japanese duo will do jointly since announcing the JV in 2016, followed by financial agreements in 2019. On July 1st, Toyota will unveil its new mid-size SUV. It will most likely be called the Urban Cruiser Hyryder. In India, the Toyota-Suzuki collaboration has already released the Suzuki Baleno – Toyota Glaza and Suzuki Vitara Brezza – Toyota Urban Cruiser siblings.

Maruti Suzuki is developing an electric car for the Indian market

toyota and suzuki to launch ev in india

The Toyota-Suzuki collaboration could soon result in a 100% electric vehicle tailored exclusively for the Indian market. According to Team-Bhp, Toyota is also developing a new 100% electric vehicle for the Indian market. That is currently being developed in collaboration with Suzuki.

They also imply that component engineering is underway and that significant progress has already been made. The companies might begin testing vehicle prototypes as early as next year. There isn’t much information available about this new fully electric car. But it is expected that the companies will use a crossover body style for their upcoming 100% electric car.

Maruti Suzuki has given the forthcoming electric car the codename YY8. Toyota’s version could be slightly more expensive than the YY8, given that all rebadged cars were priced slightly higher. It is believed to look futuristic and will represent a significant shift from existing Maruti Suzuki cars in design. Furthermore, Toyota will not simply rebadge the car; instead, they will create their design.

The new EV will be available around 2024-2025. At the moment we don’t have any information about its pricing. However, Maruti may price the YY8 around Rs. 13 to 14 lakhs, while Toyota’s version may be slightly pricier.

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