About a year ago, Maruti Suzuki unveiled the eVX concept at the 2023 Auto Expo, offering a preview of its upcoming electric SUV. The eVX later made its international debut at the Japan Mobility Show in Tokyo in late 2023, revealing an evolved form and interior. This midsize five-seater electric SUV holds considerable significance for Maruti Suzuki, entering a segment that is expected to witness increased competition over the next two years.
Competing with upcoming electric SUVs like the Tata Curvv EV, Hyundai Creta EV, Mahindra XUV.e8, Citroen eC3 Aircross, and Honda’s Elevate-based EV, the Maruti Suzuki eVX aims to establish itself in the market. Additionally, a Toyota sibling based on the Urban SUV concept is scheduled to follow in 2025.
Recent spy pictures of the eVX prototype provide insights into the design direction of this zero-emission SUV. While retaining certain design elements from the concept, such as the clamshell-shaped bonnet, flared wheel arches, closed-off front grille, and slightly sloping roofline, some features have been toned down. The test prototype exhibits regular door handles, traditional ORVMs with integrated turn signals, and more subdued alloy wheels compared to the concept.
Nevertheless, the eVX maintains its overall styling, featuring LED-treated headlamps, concept-influenced DRLs, and a wide air intake in the lower front fascia. The rear of the vehicle incorporates a shark fin antenna, an integrated spoiler, a bumper with horizontal reflectors, and a sculpted tailgate.
Built on the YY8 skateboard platform derived from Toyota’s 27PL, the eVX is expected to boast a claimed range of around 550 km with a 60 kWh battery pack. Anticipated to be competitively priced, starting at around Rs. 15 lakh (ex-showroom), the Maruti Suzuki eVX aims to be a robust contender in the electric SUV market.