The Toyota-Maruti Suzuki mid-size electric SUV is expected to be priced at Rs. 13-15 lakh range (former showroom) is expected to arrive in 2025
Toyota and Maruti Suzuki are working on a global medium-sized electric SUV and this will serve as the first major attack of each brand in the EV space. The architecture of a skateboard known as the 27PL will sit five-seater and is derived from the Toyota 40PL. With high local content and battery sourcing, the e-SUV is priced at Rs. 13-15 lakh range (ex-showroom).
It is approximately 4.3 meters long, 1.8 meters wide, and can stand 1.6 meters high with a wheelbase length of 2.7 meters. Thus, the electric SUV will have a larger proportion than the country’s best-selling passenger EV, the Tata Nexon EV, and may be closer to the size of the recently facelifted MG ZS EV.
Toyota and Maruti will probably take advantage of the size from Got-Go and offer a mid-sized electric SUV with a competitive price bracket and, more importantly, a high real-world range. Both repeaters will be launched from the Suzuki plant in Gujarat for domestic and overseas markets and will be larger than ICE Hyundai Creta.
The presence of an electric skateboard will enable optimal battery packaging and a longer wheelbase means a more spacious cabin. The design of the Toyota SUV is expected to be influenced by the bZ4X – the Japanese company’s first dedicated electric crossover based on the modular eTNGA platform. The SUV is expected to be available in 2WD and AWD configurations by the middle of this decade.
For performance, a 48 kWh battery pack and an electric motor will pump 138 hp and it will be good enough for an estimated driving range of 400 km while a larger 59 kWh battery pack will power two electric motors developing 170 hp. . Under real-world conditions, it will have a drive range of approximately 500 kilometers on a single charge.
Next, Toyota is expected to launch a heavily updated Urban Cruiser in the coming months following the debut of the new Vitara Brezza. Later this year, a new medium-sized SUV will arrive based directly on the rival Hyundai Creta DNGA platform.