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Maruti Suzuki to Showcase e-Survivor Electric Compact SUV at Auto Expo 2018

Maruti Suzuki will also launch the all-new third-generation Swift at the Auto Expo which will be held from February 9-14.

Ayushmann Chawla | News18.comAyushmannChawla

Updated:January 25, 2018, 2:20 PM IST
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Maruti Suzuki to Showcase e-Survivor Electric Compact SUV at Auto Expo 2018
Suzuki e-Survivor concept. (Image: Suzuki)
Maruti Suzuki is all set to showcase a new all-electric compact SUV concept, called the e-Survivor at the upcoming Delhi Auto Expo 2018. Built around the theme of Transformation, the Maruti Suzuki pavilion will be spread over 4200 sq mt. It will have the largest vehicle display with a spectacle of over 18 vehicle models on display in ARENA, NEXA and Motorsports zones.

The e-Survivor is a design study model for a compact SUV that pays tribute to Suzuki’s proud 4WD heritage. The concept symbolizes Maruti Suzuki’s commitment to helping develop the entire lifecycle of EVs in India including the local manufacture of components, charging infrastructure and recycling of batteries. Positioned as a futuristic concept, Concept e-Survivor brings together many new technologies that depict Suzuki’s intent for Future Mobility.

Suzuki e-Survivor concept. (Image: Suzuki) Suzuki e-Survivor concept. (Image: Suzuki)

Commenting on Maruti Suzuki’s announcement of bringing new electric vehicles in India, Mr. Kavan Mukhtyar, Partner & Leader - Automotive, PwC India said “Indian Electric vehicle market is picking up momentum. The government's mass procurement of electric vehicles is acting as a catalyst to activate the electric car market. We expect several OEMs to announce their EV plans over the next year. Maruti’s announcement will further accelerate the race to make EV options available to the customers. Increasing model options will have a Positive impact on EV sales, especially in the institutional market. Long-term several enabling factors like customer acceptance, favorable regulations, charging infrastructure and reducing battery prices will be necessary for EV market to grow rapidly.”

Maruti Suzuki has already stated that it planned to launch an electric vehicle in India in 2020 and working further on that plan the company has also concluded a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Toyota Motor Corp.

The company will also launch the all-new third-generation Swift at the Auto Expo which will be held from February 9-14.

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