Electric Vehicles You Can Expect To See At The Auto Expo 2023
The 2023 Auto Expo is just around the corner and we expect carmakers to showcase and/or launch several cars at the auto show. Several carmakers, such as Tata, MG, Hyundai and Kia are set to showcase their upcoming electric vehicles at the Auto Expo 2023. Check them out below:
Tata Curvv EV
Tata revealed the Curvv EV concept last year. It was a C-segment electric SUV coupe based on a new platform. The new platform is capable of hosting electric as well as petrol and diesel powertrains. At the Auto Expo, we expect Tata Motors to showcase a closer-to-production version of the Curvv EV.
Tata could also reveal other details, such as battery capacity and power figures, at the Auto show. If it goes on sale, the Curvv EV will rival the Mahindra XUV400, MG ZS EV, BYD Atto 3 and the Hyundai Kona EV.
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Tata Punch EV
The Tata Punch has been an instant and an immensely successful product for Tata Motors. Hence, Tata would not shy away from giving it an electric avatar as well. The Punch is underpinned by the same platform as the Altroz. Tata Motors showcased the Altroz EV at Auto Expo 2020. This means that the platform is electric ready and so is the Punch.
Looking at the trend of SUVs, it only makes sense to launch the Punch EV before the Altroz EV and pitch it as an entry-level electric SUV. We expect it to get a 28kWh battery pack for a range of a shade over 300km. In terms of pricing, it could cost between Rs. 13.0 lakh and Rs. 15.0 lakh (ex-showroom).
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Back in 2022, Tata Motors showcased the Avinya concept as an electric MPV. However, Tata Motors are yet to reveal the specifications of the Avinya EV and we expect them to do so at the Auto Expo 2023. The Tata Avinya showcases Tata Motors’ Gen 3 electric vehicle platform. Tata claim that the Avinya MPV’s new drivetrain offers a range of over 500km per charge.
If launched, the Avinya could serve as Tata’s flagship product in the Indian market. We expect the Avinya to boast a twin electric motor setup, which would give the MPV all-wheel-drive capabilities. At this point in time, it is unsure if the Avinya is just a design study or a preview of a future electric vehicle from Tata Motors.
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Maruti Suzuki Electric SUV Concept
At the event, Maruti Suzuki will also take the wraps off their global all-electric SUV concept. Maruti Suzuki will showcase the concept version of the SUV at the Auto Expo and likely launch it in 2024. It will most likely be a closer-to-production version of the Futuro-E concept shown at the 2020 Auto Expo. The new electric SUV from Maruti Suzuki is likely to fall in the C-segment and compete with the Hyundai Kona, MG ZS EV and BYD Atto 3.
The biggest feature of the Maruti Suzuki electric car concept is likely to be its design. This is one area where Maruti Suzuki have a good grip. For details such as range, battery capacity and efficiency, we will have to wait for the carmaker to reveal them.
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Hyundai Ioniq 5
Our sources confirm that Hyundai will launch the Ioniq 5 at the 2023 Auto Expo. The bookings for the electric crossover opened on December 20, 2022. The India-spec Ioniq 5 will come with a 72.6kWh battery pack, offering a range of 631km on a single charge. The car will have a power and torque output of 217PS and 350Nm, respectively.
The Ioniq 5 comes with a unique design and it shares its e-GMP platform with the Kia EV6. It’s unclear if Hyundai will locally assemble the Ioniq 5 or import it directly. Based on those decisions, we can expect it to cost between Rs. 45.0 lakh to Rs. 50.0 lakh ex-showroom, thus undercutting the Kia EV6 by about Rs. 10.0 to Rs. 20.0 lakh.
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Hyundai Ioniq 6
Hyundai Ioniq 6 is the brand’s latest electric offering and it’s yet to go on sale globally. While we do not expect Hyundai to launch the Ioniq 6 in India anytime soon, we expect Hyundai to showcase the Ioniq 6 at the 2023 Auto Expo as their latest flagship product. The Ioniq 6 shares it's e-GMP platform and 77.4kWh battery pack with the Ioniq 5 and offers a claimed driving range of up to 614km on a single charge.
The Ioniq 6 is the most aerodynamic Hyundai to ever go into production. A few notable features of the Ioniq 6 are interactive ambient lighting, twin connected screens, a battery indicator on the steering wheel, a wireless phone charger, a head-up display and flush-fitting outside door handles.
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Kia will most likely showcase the EV6 electric car at the 2023 Auto Expo. The car is already on sale in India and is popular for its distinct looks. It will surely attract visitors and potential buyers to Kia’s pavilion.
The design of the EV6 is a unique blend of a hatchback, SUV/crossover and coupe allowing it to stand out among boxy SUVs on the road. It competes with luxury electric cars like the BMW i4, Volvo XC40 Recharge and Mercedes-Benz EQB.
The Kia EV6 comes to India as a direct import in limited volume. It’s available with 2WD and 4WD options and has a range of 506km with 4WD and 528km with the rear-wheel drivetrain. The 2WD model costs Rs. 59.95 lakh while the 4WD option costs Rs. 64.95 lakh (ex-showroom).
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We expect Hyundai to display the Palisade full-size SUV at the 2023 Auto Expo. Meanwhile, we think Kia could also showcase the EV9, which is a concept of the electric version of their full-size SUV, the Telluride. The concept-like design of their flagship electric SUV is also likely to attract a large number of visitors to Kia’s stall at the fair.
We don’t see the Kia EV9 going on sale in our country anytime soon. But such demonstrations do help establish the brand among visitors. The EV9 is likely to go on sale in the US sometime in 2024.
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Toyota have confirmed that they will showcase the BZ4X electric SUV at the 2023 Auto Expo. While they didn’t explicitly specify the name, they mentioned in the official statement that we’ll get to see an electric vehicle at their stall. Currently, the BZ4X is the only EV they have in their international portfolio.
The most notable feature of the BZ4X is its dedicated EV platform called the e-TNGA. Toyota developed the e-TNGA platform in collaboration with Subaru. Toyota claim the e-TNGA is capable of delivering impressive performance along with off-road capabilities.
Here are the most notable features of the Toyota BZ4X:
- Auto LED headlights
- Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS)
- Electronic release for the tailgate with gesture recognition
- 12.3-inch infotainment system
- 20-inch alloy wheels
The Toyota BZ4X EV comes with a 71.4kWh battery pack and a choice of either a single motor or twin electric motors. The BZ4X twin motor offers a claimed range of up to 460km on a single charge. We do not expect Toyota to launch this SUV in India.
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MG Air EV
MG Motor will reveal the Air EV small urban electric hatchback at the 2023 Auto Expo. The Air EV is already on sale in several international markets under the Wuling brand. In India, it will receive the MG logo and we expect it to feature a new name as well.
The Air EV comes with 2 battery options – 17.3kWh and 26.7kWh. The standard battery variant offers 200km of range while the long-range version promises a 300km range per charge. Both variants get a 41PS electric motor driving the rear axle. In terms of prices, MG could charge anywhere between Rs. 8.0 lakh to 10.0 lakh for this cute 2-door city hauler.
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MG 4 EV
MG confirmed via a teaser that they will showcase the MG 4 electric hatchback to demonstrate the heat pump technology. Considering the teaser image, it seems that MG are more interested in showcasing the technology than the car itself. Although, the car will also draw some attention to itself. The heat pump technology consumes about a third of the electricity to heat the cabin and helps with better range and efficiency during cold weather driving. MG may start using the heat pump technology in the next generation electric vehicles to improve their range.
The MG 4 EVgets 2 battery pack options: 50.8kWh and 61.7kWh. With the smaller battery pack, it gives a range of 350km on a single charge along with 170PS of power and 250Nm of torque driving the rear wheels. With the bigger battery option, it makes 250PS of power and 250Nm of torque while delivering 450km of range.
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MG 5 EV
The MG 5 is a D-1 segment 5-seater electric MPV which is on sale in European markets. MG will likely showcase the 2022 facelift of the MPV at the Auto Expo 2023. While we do not think that MG plan to launch it anytime soon in India, it might help gather a crowd around their pavilion in the Auto Show due to its estate-like body shape. It gets features such as ADAS, full-colour TFT instrument cluster, 360-degree camera etc.
The MG 5 comes with a 61kWh battery pack which offers a claimed range of 402km. It gets a front-wheel-drive single motor setup which produces 156P of power. If launched in India, it will compete against the likes of the Toyota Innova Hycross, Kia Carnival and BYD E6.
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BYD Atto 3
BYD recently started selling the Atto 3 electric SUV in India for Rs. 33.99 lakh (ex-showroom). This SUV went on sale soon after they initiated the E6 MPV sales to individual buyers. As BYD have just entered the passenger car business, we are pretty sure that they would want to let visitors know that they can now buy a personal electric vehicle from BYD.
The Atto 3 is a C-segment electric SUV but it’s the longest in its segment and the only one with ADAS features. The BYD Atto 3 is also the most powerful car in its segment and it has the biggest battery pack among its rivals, beating them by a fair margin. Naturally, it also has the longest range of 521km on a full charge from its 60.5kWh battery pack. The Atto 3 costs Rs. 33.99 lakh (ex-showroom).
BYD Cars in India
₹33.99 lakh**Ex-showroom price
₹29.15 lakh**Ex-showroom price
Upcoming BYD Cars
₹40.00 - ₹50.00 lakh**Expected Price
Expected Launch Oct 2023
₹29.15 - ₹33.99 lakh**Expected Price
Expected Launch Jan 2024
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