Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) has recently unveiled its first-ever electric SUV, called the eVX, with plans to launch it by 2025. The car was spotted undergoing testing near the company’s plant in Gurugram, India, and from the spy shots, it appears to resemble a concept model.
Maruti Suzuki’s Electric SUV: A Promising Entry into India’s EV Market
Impressive Driving Range and Performance
The eVX boasts a 60 KWh battery pack, offering a remarkable driving range of up to 550 km on a full charge. Additionally, a smaller battery pack variant is also in the works, providing a range of around 400 km. Unfortunately, specific details about the car’s performance have not been disclosed yet.
Toyota-Based Platform and Production
Built on the Toyota 40PL platform, which is specifically designed for electric vehicles, the eVX benefits from ample space for the batteries in the floorboard, resulting in a wider cabin. Suzuki plans to manufacture the car at its plant in Gujarat.
Exterior and Interior Design
The future-looking eVX model has a hollow grille, L-shaped headlights, and a smooth bumper. It sports 17-inch alloy wheels, connected LED tail lights, a shark fin antenna, a high-mounted stop lamp, and a slow landing. The eVX boasts a spacious, feature-packed cabin. A Tata Nexon-style instrument cluster, infotainment screen, and two-spoke steering wheel are inside. Vertical air-con vents and a centre console rotary dial simplify the design. A driver’s seat with power adjustments is expected.
Rivals in the Indian EV Market
Maruti Suzuki’s electric SUV will face stiff competition in the Indian market, going up against electric models like the upcoming Mahindra XUV700 EV, Hyundai Creta-based EV, Tata Curve EV, Honda Elevate EV, and Kia Seltos EV. However, the company’s strong brand presence and commitment to affordability could give it an edge in this growing segment.(Maruti Suzuki)