Maruti bringing new electric hatchback – new avatar of Wagon R, Baleno and Vitara
While the company has not yet revealed the names of the upcoming new Maruti electric cars, the lineup is likely to include electric versions of the WagonR hatchback, Baleno EV, Jimny EV, Fornes EV and Grand Vitara EV.
Maruti’s EV is being discussed for a long time.
Now the company’s electric hatchback is being discussed.
The company will also launch Wagon R as an EV.
New Delhi. Suzuki Motor Corporation has revealed its global product strategy which includes BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle), HEV (Hybrid Electric Vehicle) and ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) models as well as models running on ethanol, CNG, biogas. All these vehicles will be rolled out by FY30. Talking about the Indian market, Maruti Suzuki has planned 6 new battery EVs with co-developed models under the Toyota-Suzuki partnership. The first Maruti electric car will hit our shores by 2025, followed by another five models by 2030.
Maruti Suzuki’s first electric car will be based on the EVX concept, which recently made its public debut at the Auto Expo 2023. Its product ready version will be placed against the Hyundai Creta EV, which is currently in its development phase. The model will use a 60kWh battery pack with LFP blade cells and offer a range of 550 km on a single charge.
large investment of the company
The official document states that Suzuki’s ICE-powered models will cover 60 per cent of the domestic market by FY2030. While battery electric vehicles will account for 15 per cent, hybrid electric vehicles will account for 25 per cent of the market. The company will invest 4.5 trillion yen (about Rs 2.82 lakh crore) with a target of achieving a turnover of Rs 4.39 lakh crore and a carbon neutral portfolio.
Aiming to be carbon neutral
As part of its growth strategy for FY30, the Japanese automaker will follow the “Sho-Sho-Kei-Tan-Bi (Smaller, Fewer, Lighter, Shorter and Beauty)” philosophy of manufacturing.. It. Will focus on “developing customer-centric products and services and growing with operating countries and regions”. Suzuki has set a target of being carbon neutral by 2070 in India and by 2050 in Japan and Europe.