Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest carmaker, is revving up its electric vehicle (EV) plans.While their first EV, the eVX midsize SUV, is set to hit the roads next year, they’re not stopping there. The company is now considering an electric hatchback, potentially inspired by the eWX concept showcased in Tokyo.

This news comes amidst predictions that the premium hatchback market in India could see a significant boom, with annual sales potentially exceeding 1 million units by 2030, compared to the current 7 lakh units.

Despite a recent dip in overall hatchback and sedan sales, Maruti Suzuki remains optimistic, seeing this segment as a major growth opportunity.

This potential e-hatchback could be a game-changer for several reasons:

  • Affordability: Maruti Suzuki is known for its value-for-money cars, and an electric hatchback would likely follow suit, making EVs more accessible to a wider audience.


  • Shift from Two-Wheelers: As more people transition from two-wheelers to cars, an affordable and practical electric hatchback could be a popular choice.


  • Competition:Β The e-hatchback would join the likes of the Citroen eC3, Tata Tiago EV, and MG Comet in the affordable electric hatchback space, further intensifying competition and driving innovation.

While Maruti Suzuki hasn’t revealed specific details about the e-hatchback, the eWX concept offers some clues.The concept featured a sleek and futuristic design, a spacious interior, and a targeted range of over 550 km.

Maruti Suzuki’s entry into the electric hatchback segment could significantly impact the Indian EV market.With their extensive reach and reputation for reliability, they could popularize electric hatchbacks and accelerate the country’s transition to sustainable mobility.

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