Auto Expo 2023: A brand-new Maruti Suzuki eVX concept was revealed at the ongoing auto show in India on the first media day. The eVX, based on an all-electric SUV platform, was the main highlight in the Maruti Suzuki stable. This vehicle will go on sale in either January or February 2025 and will kickstart the journey of the carmaker in the EV segment. The new SUV will be 4,300mm long, 1,800mm wide, and 1,600mm high, making it nearly the same size as the current-generation Creta. Further, it will have a wheelbase of 2,700mm. Alongside the Maruti Suzuki eVX concept, the carmaker showcased 16 models like the Grand Vitara, the Ciaz, the Ertiga, the WagonR Flex Fuel, and more. Inside, the new eVX will be quite spacious, thanks to the larger wheelbase and lack of an engine and a transmission. The Concept eVX's dedicated EV platform will serve as the foundation for a number of upcoming EV models by the carmaker. Here's everything you need to know about the electric platform-based SUV.
The style of Maruti's current IC (internal combustion engine) line is different from the eVX concept car unveiled at the Auto Expo. The front of the Maruti eVX concept sports a squared-off grille, a tall bonnet with a flat snout, and V-shaped headlamps with distinctive LED daytime running lamps.
The concept car gets short overhangs, high ground clearance, protruding wheel arches, and strong cladding that runs over the SUV's sides. It has a coupe-SUV appearance because the sloping roofline blends in with the sloped rear windscreen and the tailgate. The concept car's low-profile tyres will likely be replaced by more traditional ones in the production version. The alloy wheels are reminiscent of Tesla's aerodynamic wheel design.
Reportedly, the new eVX SUV concept will have a 60kWh battery and a 550km of range. The production version of this SUV is anticipated to feature a battery with a similar capacity and a real-world range of about 500km. An entry-level model will also exist, with a battery size of 48 kWh and a range of about 400km.
The Maruti Suzuki eVX, which will reportedly go on sale in 2025, is expected to cost Rs 25 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Maruti Suzuki claims to have committed an investment of Rs 100 billion in the production of BEVs and batteries in India.
In other news, we informed you that Maruti Suzuki showcased the highly awaited Jimny 5-Door in India. The model was out on display at the ongoing Auto Expo in Greater Noida. The carmaker also shared that bookings for the long-awaited model have begun in India.