Suzuki eWX Patented, Affordable Electric Hatchback For India?

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The design of the Suzuki eWX concept has been patented in India indicating that an affordable electric hatchback could be on the horizon

Suzuki hosted the global debut of the eWX concept alongside the more refined version of the eVX midsize SUV concept at the Japan Mobility Show 2023 in Tokyo late last year. While the eVX will become the first electric offering from the brand next year in India as well as abroad, more new zero-emission vehicles are waiting in the pipeline over the next few years.

Recently, Maruti Suzuki confirmed that it is evaluating the possibility of bringing in an electrified hatchback and speculations indicate that if it gets the green light, it will be based on the eWX concept. It makes sense considering the small footprint of the concept with a modern WagonR-like stance and a funky interior.

The design of the Suzuki eWX has been patented in India now and it hints at the possibility of an e-hatch from Maruti Suzuki but nothing has been set in stone yet. The Indo-Japanese auto major commenced pilot testing of the WagonR EV in late 2018 but it could not meet the business case. However, the scenario of the automotive industry has changed big time.

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While the transition towards EVs on a large scale is still a long way off, many manufacturers have already embraced the space and are launching new models. The availability of EVs across different price brackets will only improve in the coming years and investments towards charging infrastructure and battery localisation are also increasing in an encouraging manner.

The entry-level EV segment currently plays host to Tata Tiago EV, Citroen eC3 and MG Comet and new electric compact and midsize SUVs are on the horizon too, on the back of the success the best-selling Tata Nexon EV has endured in recent years. Thus, Maruti Suzuki could be lured in to launch a volume-focussed electric hatchback possibly based on the eWX concept.

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Suzuki eWX Concept

The design patent replicates the concept barring the exclusion of the circular headlights. In its conceptual form, Suzuki claimed a driving range of 230 km on a single charge for the eWX but no technical specifications were revealed back then.

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