Suzuki unveils global electric vehicle concept model eVX
The world premiere of Suzuki’s electric vehicle (EV) concept model eVX made its debut at Auto Expo 2023, which is being held in the suburbs of Delhi, India, this week.
The eVX is an all-electric concept SUV derived out of Suzuki’s first global strategic EV. It is scheduled to be introduced to the market by 2025.
India was the fastest-growing automobile market in 2022, with growth of more than 20% year-on-year, according to S&P Global Mobility, making it the third largest market after China and the United States in terms of sales. Japan slipped to fourth place.
Thus, the world premiere of Suzuki’s EV concept car was perhaps fitting.
Suzuki offers sport utility vehicles (SUV) models such as the Grand Vitara and S-CROSS in various countries around the world. The eVX is a battery electric vehicle (BEV) model that combines Suzuki’s 4×4 DNA with the advanced features of the latest BEVs. The exterior is designed to be instantly recognizable as a Suzuki SUV. In addition, it aims to carry forward the brand’s 4×4 legacy into the new electric era to deliver a true Suzuki SUV driving experience.
In a press briefing at Auto Expo 2023, Suzuki President Toshihiro Suzuki said, “I am delighted to unveil the eVX, our first global strategic EV. At the Suzuki Group, addressing global warming is a priority. We are promoting a range of global measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Suzuki will continue providing valuable products to our customers around the world by optimizing them for the way different people live and drive.”
Last year, Toyota Motor Corporation and Suzuki Motor Corporation agreed to deepen their collaboration in the fields of product development and production in India. The two Japanese automakers signed a memorandum of understanding for a business alliance in 2017. Since then, the two companies have been bringing together Toyota’s strength in electrification technologies and Suzuki’s strength in technologies for compact vehicles for joint collaboration in production and in the widespread popularisation of electrified vehicles.
Suzuki said it plans to learn from Toyota in applying EV technology to build small electric cars, its president told reporters during the press briefing on January 11.