5 EVs at Auto Expo 2023: Tata Sierra EV, Hyundai IONIQ 5, Tata Harrier EV and more
5 EVs at Auto Expo 2023: From Tata to Maruti and Hyundai, here are the top EVs announced at the Auto Expo event.
The Auto Expo 2023 is underway in New Delhi and as expected, the showstoppers were the electric vehicles from several manufacturers. There were some cool concepts shown by Tata Motors and Toyota but some brands like Hyundai also announced new EVs that have gone on sale in India. If you have been planning to upgrade to an EV this year, it seems now might be the right time to do so. Here are some of the top EVs that caught our attention at the Auto Expo 2023.
5 EVs at Auto Expo 2023
Tata Sierra EV
The Sierra EV marks the return of the Sierra lifestyle SUV in an EV avatar. Tata Motors didn't have much to reveal about the car other than the fact that it will enter production in 2025. The concept reveals the design this SUV will wear – slim light bars, large glasshouse area, and big wheels. The Sierra EV is also a 4-door SUV instead of the 2-door version from decades ago.
Tata Harrier EV
While the Sierra EV isn't coming anytime soon, Tata Motors showcased an EV version of the Harrier. With a new design having a new front and rear fascia, the Harrier EV with its dual motor setup offers an AWD drivetrain, ADAS features and an improved interior promises to offer a range of 500 Kms.
Hyundai IONIQ 5
The Hyundai IONIQ 5 is the only EV here that has been launched in India, with a starting price of Rs. 44.95 lakhs. The IONIQ 5 is based on the Kia EV6 and offers a retro styling on the exterior and modern plush interiors. The car has a 72.6kWh battery pack generating 216bhp power and 350Nm of torque. Hyundai claims an ARAI-certified range of 631km on a full charge and can charge the battery from 10-80 per cent in just 18 minutes with a 350kW DC charger.
The MG4 EV comes in two different battery pack variants – one with a 51kWh capacity battery that will be capable of 350Km of range, and another with a 64kWh capacity battery that can deliver a range of 452km. It also features a full suite of ADAS features as well as a swanky interior. MG is yet to confirm bringing this EV to India.
Maruti Suzuki EVX
Lastly, it was Maruti Suzuki that unveiled its EV SUV concept, called EVX. With a butch yet futuristic styling, the SUV is said to have a 60kWH battery pack that Maruti claims can deliver up to 550Kms of range on a single charge. The EV will launch in India by 2025 and will compete with the likes of Mahindra XUV400 EV and Tata Nexon EV.
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