India’s most revered car brand the Maruti Suzuki is adding an eco-friendly reason to spread smile amongst its valuable customers. Yes, the Maruti Suzuki has announced that it will launch its first electric car in India.
The launch was expected to take place by the end of 2020, but for some obvious reasons such as lack of infrastructure for battery charging, government policies for 4-wheeler electric cars, etc., eventually delayed the launch till 2021.
The Maruti Suzuki went official about the launch of its first electric car in India’s first Global Mobility Summit, MOVE Summit 2018. Adding more to it, Suzuki revealed that the new electric car will be based on the third generation of one of its most popular car, WagonR!
Insiders disclosed some of the features that the new WagonR electric will exhibit are split headlamp with LED DRLs, 15-inch black wheels like the ones in Ignis, and the front grille is predicted to be different from the regular model. But the most catchy part is it will be based on Suzuki’s very own Heartect platform which already exists in WagonR.
Being electric essentially expects the WagonR to be complete in automation especially in terms of interiors, such as the Infotainment system, Digital instrument cluster etc.
Though further specifications are yet to be officially announced from the Suzuki’s end, the car will likely to go on sale in both standard and fast-charging variants, with charging duration of 7 hours on a regular power socket and an hour using fast-charger. As told by the sources, the new WagonR electric will offer a riding range of 150kms on a single charge.
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