The first electric car of Maruti Suzuki will be launched in 2025, which has been confirmed by the chairman of MSI (Maruti Suzuki India). For some time, speculations were being made in media reports that Maruti Suzuki is developing an electric vehicle in collaboration with Toyota. Even the specifications of this electric car from the upcoming Maruti Suzuki / Toyota have also been leaked online. The company’s chairman has also confirmed that the upcoming Maruti Suzuki electric car will cost more than Rs 10 lakh. At this price, this car will compete with the Tata Nexon EV in India, which is the best-selling electric car in the country.
One given to TOI Interview RC Bhargava, chairman of Maruti Suzuki India, told that the company will hit the roads in 2025 with its first electric vehicle. The model will enter the production stage from 2024-25 and will be manufactured at the company’s facility in Gujarat.
Bhargava further informed that the automaker is planning to expand its production facility in the coming years. The company will set up two new manufacturing plants at IMT Kharkhoda in Haryana’s Sonepat with an investment of Rs 11,000 crore in the first phase, of which the first unit will be set up by 2025 and the second a year later.
Keeping the specifications or the name behind the scenes, Bhargava also told the publication that this first electric car from Maruti Suzuki will cost more than Rs 10 lakh, as EV technology and batteries are expensive. At this price, this car will compete with the Tata Nexon EV. He also told that the company has been testing this new EV for a long time.
before this media report It has already been claimed that Maruti Suzuki’s electric car will not be a compact, sub-4 meter car, instead it will be a 4.2-metre long SUV. It is being developed in collaboration with Toyota. Apart from this, it has also been claimed that this upcoming electric car will be launched in both two-wheel drive and all-wheel drive options, with the base model likely to come with a 138hp power-generating motor and 48kWh capacity battery pack. . It is estimated that with this configuration, the car could be able to achieve a range of around 400km.
On the other hand, the all-wheel drive variant may come with two electric motor setups, which will reportedly be capable of producing a total power of 170hp. In addition, this variant will pack a 59kWh capacity battery and this configuration could be capable of delivering a range of around 500km.
However, it seems a bit difficult to get such specifications at a price around Rs 10. It may happen that the vehicle with the claimed specification is any other premium electric car from Maruti Suzuki/Toyota.