Maruti to showcase concept electric compact SUV at Auto Expo

Maruti Suzuki India will showcase a concept electric compact SUV, e-SURVIVOR at the upcoming Auto Expo reiterating its plans to launch an electric vehicle in India in 2020. The concept will be part of part of the companys over 18 vehicle models on display in ARENA, NEXA and Motorsports zones at its pavilion spread over spread over 4,200 sq mt, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement.

“It (e-SURVIVOR) is a design study model for a compact SUV that pays tribute to Suzukis proud 4WD heritage,” it added. The e-SURVIVOR symbolises Maruti Suzukis commitment to help develop the entire life cycle of EVs in India, including local manufacture of components, charging infrastructure and recycling of batteries, it added.

MSI has already stated that it planned to launch an electric vehicle in India in 2020. Among the other main attractions is a working model of next generation hybrid technology that promises to bring down emissions, reduce dependence on fossil fuels and accelerate electrification of powertrains in India, MSI added. The company has already announced that it would also showcase ConceptFutureS — a uniquely styled concept of a compact car with distinct SUV like characters. On the hybrid vehicles front, MSI said it will display a working model of the next generation Suzuki Hybrid system (HEV) that currently powers Suzuki Solio and Suzuki Swift cars manufactured and sold in Japan. The company will also launch the all new third-generation Swift at the Auto Expo which will be held from February 9-14.