Suzuki is lagging behind the competition in the electric vehicle segment, but it seems the Japanese company is finally working on introducing its first production EV. It won’t come until 2025, although we now know what it will look like. Suzuki unveiled the eVX concept during Auto Expo 2023 in Delhi, India, previewing a serial electric crossover to be launched in the middle of the decade.
The automaker isn’t ready to reveal all the details surrounding the concept vehicle, but it says it will combine SuzukiThe “strong 4×4 DNA” with the advantages of modern electric vehicles. The vehicle takes the form of a compact SUV with an instantly recognizable front fascia, short overhangs and muscular wheel arches that create an off-road capable side view
The eVX is 169 inches (4,300 millimeters) long, 71 inches (1,800 mm) wide and 63 inches (1,600 mm) high, slightly longer and wider than the Vitara sold in world markets. Somewhere in the ground there is most likely a 60-kilowatt-hour battery pack that is said to offer a range of up to 550 kilometers on a single charge. Keep in mind that these numbers are measured according to the Indian MIDC, which is generally more generous than the European WLTP and American EPA standards.
“I’m excited to introduce the eVX, our first global strategic electric vehicle. At Suzuki Group, combating global warming is a priority. We promote a range of global measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Suzuki will continue to offer valuable products to our customers around the world by optimizing them for different people’s lifestyles and driving styles,” said Toshihiro Suzuki, President of Suzuki, during the concept’s debut, without going into further technical details surrounding the eVX enter into.
Just earlier this week also Suzuki announced it has signed a joint development agreement with Inmotive of Canada. The two companies will work on a two-speed electric vehicle transmission that will be used in future Suzuki production electric vehicles. The company’s goal is to potentially extend the range of electric vehicles thanks to increased transmission efficiency. Whether this new EV transmission will be implemented in the production version of the eVX concept remains to be seen.