First Toyota electrical SUV for India to launch in second half of 2025

Late last year, Toyota previewed its future midsize electrical SUV with the Urban SUV concept. It is essentially Toyota’s version of the Maruti eVX, and will certainly additionally be the Japanese carmaker’s first EV for India. Maruti’s EV is readied to release by March 2025, and we can now confirm that Toyota’s version will adhere to 6 months later, which indicates the manufacturing version of the Urban SUV principle will hit showrooms in India by September-October 2025.

Toyota Urban electric SUV: what to expect?

Toyota had disclosed the Urban SUV principle to be 4,300 mm long, 1,820 mm wide and 1,620 mm high, which is quite comparable to the Maruti eVX. Both models are also expected to share the same 2,700 mm wheelbase.

As for its styling, the idea looked rather similar to the newer crop of Toyota EVs such as the bZ compact SUV concept. It has edgy surfaces and puts on C-shaped LED daytime running lamps up front, together with a minimalist-looking front bumper. It has actually flared wheel arches and a typical upright SUV silhouette, with a rugged charm. The rear end is particularly similar to the eVX; the doors and glass residence seem quite acquainted, although the back door takes care of below are placed on the C-pillar.

And while Toyota did not expose the inside of the Urban SUV concept, its safe to anticipate a great deal of commonality and components sharing with the eVX here also. It will certainly have lots of room and versatility thanks to its born-EV skateboard system, and like its Maruti counterpart, anticipate it to have a plush interior with an extensive list of animal comforts, security features and tech.

Toyota Urban electric SUV platform and powertrain

Just like the eVX, the Urban SUV from Toyota will certainly sit on the 27PL skateboard platform that will certainly be heavily localised and constructed in India at Suzuki’s Gujarat center, for both export and domestic markets. There will certainly be two battery pack choices– a 60kWh unit with around 550km variety that was showcased with the eVX idea; an entry-level version with a smaller sized 48kWh battery pack and around 400km of array is likewise anticipated. Toyota states that the SUV will certainly have both FWD and dual-motor AWD alternatives for some markets.

Upon launch, Toyota’s midsize electric SUV will see competitors from the similarity Hyundai Creta EV, Tata Curvv EV along with its own sibling, the Maruti eVX.

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