Maruti Suzuki India has announced that it 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 the company’s over 18 vehicle models on display in the ARENA, NEXA and Motorsports zones at its pavilion 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 Suzuki’s proud 4WD heritage,” it added. The e-SURVIVOR symbolizes Maruti Suzuki’s commitment to help develop the entire lifecycle of EVs in India, including local manufacture of components, charging infrastructure and recycling of batteries, it added.
Maruti Suzuki India 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 notes Concept e-SURVIVOR aims to take the excitement of driving to the next level and offer the fun of off-roading ahead of its time, and yet be relevant to the present.
Positioned as a futuristic concept, Concept e-SURVIVOR brings together many new technologies that depict the new and exciting F.A.C.E of Suzuki’s intent for Future Mobility. (Four-Wheel Drive, Autonomous, Connected & Electric).
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 the 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.