Final Up to date: January 14, 2023, 12:09 IST
India’s greatest automotive extravaganza has returned after a short hiatus of three years. Sure, Auto Expo 2023 has begun with the identical fervor and greater than 70 new merchandise have been unveiled and launched by numerous producers. Although participation from auto manufacturers is kind of much less this time with heavyweights like Honda, Mahindra, Renault, Skoda, Jeep and Nissan skipping the occasion. Even a number of luxurious automakers akin to Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, Jaguar Land Rover and Volvo are absent from this version of the Auto Expo 2023. But, the frenzy is at its peak and an array of keenly-awaited vehicles and SUVs are introduced on the biennial occasion. On this piece, we check out the Maruti Suzuki vehicles and SUVs at Auto Expo 2023.
What higher option to begin the proceedings than by taking the wraps of the nation’s most awaited car. Folks have been eagerly ready for an EV from Maruti Suzuki and so they received their want fulfilled when the all-electric eVX SUV Idea made its world premiere on the Auto Expo 2023. The corporate claimed that the eVX electrical SUV can be launched in India by 2025 with a driving vary of greater than 550 km on a single cost. It is going to be outfitted with a 60kWh battery pack as normal. Measuring 4.3 meters in size, it will likely be priced round Rs 15-20 lakh (ex-showroom) whereas locking horns with Tata Nexon EV and Hyundai Creta EV.
It has been years since individuals have been teased by this off-roader and at last, the Jimny made its international debut on the Auto Expo 2023. In some extra excellent news for Maruti Suzuki followers, the bookings for the Jimny 5-door have additionally began on the similar time in India. Maruti Suzuki Jimny has been introduced in a 5-door model to problem the likes of Power Gurkha and Mahindra Thar. Underpinning a ladder-frame chassis with Suzuki Tect platform, it will likely be supplied with the 1.5L Ok-Sequence petrol engine with idle begin/cease characteristic. The transmission selections are going to be a 5-speed handbook and a 4-speed automated unit. The Suzuki 4×4 ALLGRIP drive system may even be out there as normal characteristic. Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5-door worth is anticipated to start out from Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom).
Maruti Suzuki had already introduced that it could unveil two new SUV fashions on the Auto Expo 2023 and the ‘Fronx’ was one in all them. Based mostly on Baleno’s Heartect monocoque platform, the coupe SUV can be launched in April 2023. Maruti Suzuki Fronx can be retailed through the NEXA showrooms because the bookings begin from immediately. Dimensionally, it’s an identical to the Baleno whereas sharing a number of components contained in the cabin as nicely. Mechanically, the Fronx can be offered with two petrol engines: a 1.2L naturally aspirated Ok-Sequence unit with 89 bhp & 113 Nm and a 1.0L turbocharged Boosterjet motor with 98 bhp and 147.6 Nm. Each the engines can be mated to a 5-speed handbook gearbox as normal whereas a 6-speed torque converter automated unit and an AMT unit can be supplied as choices with the 1.0L Boosterjet and 1.2L naturally aspirated petrol engines, respectively. It’ll instantly rival Tata Punch and Citroen C3 within the Indian market with costs beginning at round Rs 6.50 lakh (ex-showroom).
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