Maruti Suzuki eVX concept of the mass market

Maruti Suzuki Concept eVX

Maruti Suzuki is one of the most popular brands when it comes to value-for-money vehicles. They have been ruling the automotive mass vehicle segments for decades now. However, the recent rise in EV demand and overall sustainability initiatives by governments worldwide made OEMs work actively to introduce their EV lineups. In India, homegrown Indian brands like TATA motors and Mahindra Electric have already introduced EV vehicles in the entry-level market with a price tag of sub 20 lakhs. On the other side, OEMs like Hyundai and MG have also introduced their premium sub-4-meter EVs in the market.

Seems like Maruti Suzuki is quite late to the party with their EV game and is still not sure about what role the brand is going to play in the coming future. They were focusing on hybrids and CNG-based vehicles to tackle the rise in demand for alternate fuel vehicles. Now, with the eVX concept, they have announced to the world that they are ready to join the big game and will come soon to the market with their brand new EV product lineup.

Let’s see what Maruti Suzuki has to offer with its eVX concept vehicle platform.

Maruti eVX

Auto Expo 2023 brought a lot of surprises, Maruti Suzuki is one of those who finally announce their much-awaited EV concept vehicle model. They unwrapped their all-new electric SUV platform called eVX. They have unveiled some of the basic specifications for this upcoming concept including battery back, expected range, and dimensions. Let’s see how it stands out compared to its competition which is already available in the market.

Specification Comparison

ModeleVXXUV 400 EVNexon EV max
BrandMaruti SuzukiMahindraTATA
Power150 hp141 hp
Torque310 Nm250 Nm
MotorPMSMPMSM
Battery Capacity60 kWh39.4 kWh40.5 kWh
Range550 km456 km437 km
Charging Time
(AC 3.3 kW)
13 Hrs15 Hrs
DC fast charging50 kW30 kW
Dimensions (meters)4.3L x 1.8W x 1.6H4.2L x 1.82W x 1.63H3.99L x 1.81W x 1.61H
Boot Capacity378 litres*350 litres
Weight1,578 kg1,400 kg
Wheels16 inch16 inch
Safety (NCAP)unknown5 star
PriceRs.15 – 20 Lakh*Rs.17 – 20 Lakh*Rs.18 – 20 Lakh*
Release DateJanuary 2023August 2022
Specification comparison ( * expected )

Power and Torque

Not much has been announced by the company in regard to its other specification including the charging support, power, and torque figures. However, given it is going to compete with the likes of the TATA Nexon EV and Mahindra XUV 400 EV, the figures would be in a similar range i.e. around 150 bhp of power and around 300Nm of torque.

Battery

Maruti Suzuki and Toyota have been closely working together on their EV battery technology and the same can be expected in this car as well. Suzuki calls it safe battery technology. It is based on LFP chemistry and cells are going to be ‘BLADE Cells’ which are tested at extreme conditions for penetrations and fire hazards.

The BLADE cells are developed by another automaker BYD, and these cells have been proven to have safer functionality than Li-ion cells. It uses cell-to-pack architecture which helps pack more cells compared to the traditional method. Which also reduces the overall cost to package the cells into any Electric Vehicle.

Interior

Concept Interior

Though the eVX is just a concept car, we can expect a futuristic interior in the actual model. We can also expect connected features such as remote start/stop. temperature control, geo-fencing, health reports etc.

Launch Date

Maruti Suzuki eVX is expected to launch in April 2025. It seems to be late when you see other manufacturers have already captured the EV market and planning to introduce more models in the coming year. It is going to be a Hit or a Miss show for Maruti Suzuki depending upon how promising their EV is in terms of Battery range and charging speeds.

Maruti Suzuki has also showcased other sustainable product offerings such as WagonR Flex Fuel, Brezza CNG, and Grand Vitara Intelligent Hybrid. Maruti Suzuki said that they are promoting a range of global measures to reduce greenhouse gases. They are investing 100 billion Indian rupees in the production of BEVs and their batteries.

More about TATA Nexon EV and Mahindra XUV 400 EV here: XUV 400 EV

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