Maruti Suzuki and Toyota may reportedly launch a midsize SUV as their first electric car in India. A media report has claimed that unlike the rebasing currently underway between the two companies with the ICE model, Maruti Suzuki and Toyota will be selling the upcoming all-electric SUV with a different design style or design style. Will launch with features.
of Autocar India Claim The Maruti Suzuki version is expected to adopt a new design style, which will be a bit futuristic. This version is reportedly codenamed YY8. The codenamed key details in the report suggest that the upcoming Maruti Suzuki electric car will not be a compact, sub-4 meter car, instead it will be a 4.2-metre tall SUV.
The report claims that the YY8 codenamed dimensions are bigger than the Hyundai Creta, which suggests that it will compete with the popular electric SUV MG ZS EV in India after launch. Let us tell you that it has been believed for a long time that Maruti Suzuki will launch the electric version of the Wagon R as its first electric car in India, but if the claim made in the report is to be believed, then it appears that the company’s The intention is something else.
The report further suggests that the YY8 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. Apart from this, it has also been speculated 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. Furthermore, this variant will pack a 59kWh capacity battery and this configuration could be capable of delivering a range of around 500km.
Apart from this, some information has also been provided about the Toyota version in the report. It has been claimed that the company can launch this version in India with both two-wheel and all-wheel drive options, which will be the Toyota badge version of the YY8, but the exterior dimensions may be different. It is speculated that the styling and design will be on the lines of the BZ4X EV.
It has also been informed that the YY8 will be built on the 27PL platform, which is derived from Toyota’s 40PL global platform. At the same time, for the battery pack, it has been claimed that due to localization, both the companies will use local made battery pack, which will be taken from TDSG Group. The group, a joint venture between Suzuki Motor Corp., Denso Corp., and Toshiba Corp, is set up in Gujarat to manufacture lithium-ion battery packs.
The Maruti Suzuki YY8 and its Toyota version are reportedly likely to be launched in India by 2025. The report has informed citing sources that the company can launch this upcoming electric car between Rs 13 lakh-15 lakh, which can give a tremendous competition to Nexon EV in this segment.