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Maruti Wagon R EV Isn’t Forgotten, Mass-market Electric Hatch Among 6 EVs Coming To India By 2030

The Wagon R EV, spotted multiple times in India, won’t be the carmaker’s first EV in India

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  • Wagon R EV spied in India isn’t the model that’ll go into production. 

  • The mass-market EV will likely be Maruti’s entry-level electric model in the country. 

  • Range and specs unknown, to compete with rivals such as the Citroen eC3. 

  • Should be priced in the ballpark of its rivals, launch likely after 2025. 

Japan-based global carmaker Suzuki has revealed its plans for electrification in major markets including India, Europe and Japan. The carmaker has six electric vehicles in the pipeline for the Indian market alone. It has released silhouettes of the cars, and one of them is the Wagon R EV.

Over the years, Maruti has imported several units of the Suzuki Wagon R EV to use as test beds for its electric vehicle technologies. Although the electric hatchback has been spotted testing on Indian roads multiple times, it has never been confirmed by the carmaker until now. 

Wagon R EV: What will it be?

At the moment, we aren’t sure of the specs and features of the Wagon R EV. But we do know it’ll be a mass-market offering, fending off competition from the Tata Tiago EV, Citroen eC3 and upcoming MG Air EV

ICE Wagon R interior for representation

It should be as spacious as ICE Wagon R hatchback has always been, and it’s reasonable to expect a range of around 250km from the Wagon R EV. That said, battery technology is evolving quickly and the final figures could be different from our estimate by the time the production-spec Wagon R EV breaks cover. 

Expect the Wagon R EV to be competitively priced in its segment, offering a practical, sensible and less expensive alternative to Maruti’s first EV. 

Maruti’s first electric car 

The first all-electric Maruti car in India will be launched in 2025. Previewed by the eVX concept SUV at Auto Expo 2023, the Grand Vitara-sized crossover SUV will compete in the same segment as the MG ZS EV, Hyundai Kona Electric and upcoming Tata Curvv and Sierra EVs. Being a Maruti, it should offer great value for money, but it will be expensive. 

The upcoming Wagon R EV has enormous potential to become a mainstream EV in the country. Given that it’s not coming anytime soon, Maruti has the time to come up with an effective and competitive production-spec EV. The Wagon R EV electric hatchback won’t be an India-specific model and will be present in the Japanese, European and other markets.

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