Speculations checked, Maruti won’t launch any affordable electric car

Maruti Suzuki has announced that the company's first electric car will be priced above the Rs 10 lakh range in India.

Chairman of Maruti Suzuki India, RC Bhargava has revealed that the brand’s first electric car will not be an affordable one. He also hinted that the electric car launch event will not happen anytime soon.

The Chairman announced that there won’t be any sub-Rs 10 lakh EVs in the initial phase. He said that there is not a considerable market for the sub-10 lakh rupee electric cars in the country yet.

Maruti Suzuki is expected to announce the first electric car of the brand in the Indian market by 2025. The company is preparing to launch as many as six new electric cars by 2031.

Maruti Suzuki eVX to launch in 2024

We have already seen the upcoming Maruti Suzuki electric car testing on the public roads earlier this year. The Maruti Suzuki electric car will be based on the eVX concept.

The test mule of the Suzuki electric SUV was seen with 17-inch silver alloy wheels, which sits below squared wheel arches. However, the production version will likely come with more stylish machine alloy wheels. The

Additionally, the SUV features Baleno-like rearview mirrors. The mirrors sport integrated cameras to support the 360-degree camera system.

The electric SUV will have it’s rear door handles integrated into the C-pillar.

The production-spec Suzuki eVX will be offered with a 60kWh battery pack, that will provide a range of approximately 500-520 km. The vehicle’s dimensions are expected to measure 4.3 meters in length, 1.8 meters in width, and 1.6 meters in height. Upon its launch, the upcoming electric SUVs will rival Hyundai Creta Electric, Mahindra XUV400, MG ZS EV, and the production-spec Tata Curvv Electric.

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