7 electric vehicles for the future Auto Expo 2020


Some manufacturers are preparing brand new electric vehicles, while others are set to showcase an all-electric version of their existing vehicles.

Manufacturers don’t want to miss out on one of Asia’s most important upcoming EV markets — India. While there will be a variety of EV concepts at Auto Expo 2020 every two years, many of these products will have a long time to reach the Indian market.

Here is a list of 7 all-electric vehicles to be showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo next February.

The first vehicle to be included in Tata’s new Ziptron EV technology will be an all-electric version of India’s safest SUV, the Nexon. Famous couple

The second Tata vehicle to be electrified will be the premium hatchback, the Altroz. The company had previously intended to launch this vehicle with an internal combustion engine (this July), however, Tata has decided to update its engine to meet BS6 emission standards from day one, and hence its launch has been pushed back to January 2020.

Tata is also working on an electric version of the Altroz, which will be based on the same Ziptron technology. The Altroz EV will also be on display at the Tata Motors booth at Auto Expo 2020.

Maruti Suzuki’s first electric vehicle for the Indian market will be the electric version of the Wagon R, with 50 test versions currently being tested in various climates across India.

Design-wise, the test versions are very similar in styling to the Japanese Wagon R, but Maruti Suzuki will likely choose a different style for the Indian market.

There are no official pricing comments yet, but the price below 1 million Indian rupees (about 893 thousand rubles), with a range of about 200 km on a single charge, will give Maruti Suzuki a clear advantage over other electric vehicles that will be presented in India.

Tata is not the only Indian automaker looking for an electric future, as Mahindra is also electrifying its subcompact SUV, which will compete with the Nexon EV as soon as it goes into production. Earlier, the manufacturer confirmed that the vehicle will run 300 km.

The XUV300 EV will use most of its components with the IC version of the car, but will likely be equipped with a 40 kWh battery and 130 hp engine.

The electric version of the Mahindra KUV100 first appeared at the last Auto Expo, which took place in 2018. Pavan Goenka, Managing Director of Mahindra & Mahindra, confirmed that the eKUV100 will launch in mid-2019, which never happened.

However, the eKUV100 will also be showcased at Auto Expo 2020, this time with a few updates. Most likely, he will share his powertrain with eVerito, which develops 42 hp. and a torque of 91 Nm.

Following the success of its first offering in India, the «Hector» vehicle, MG plans to launch a variety of SUVs on the market, and one of these SUVs will become an electric vehicle.

The EZS will run on a 44.5 kWh lithium-ion battery, which will allow the new product to produce 150 hp. maximum power. The car will have a range of around 400 km and will be a direct competitor to the Hyundai Kona Electric in the Indian market.

Internationally, the Kia Soul EV is offered with a 64 kWh battery that delivers more than just 204 hp. and a torque of 395 Nm, but also has a range of over 450 km.

The Soul EV is already part of the KIA Motors India Experiment Center BEAT360 located in Delhi in the NCR region, but will also debut in that country at the Auto Expo next year.


The article uses materials from the site gaadiwaadi.com.