The Maruti Suzuki WagonR EV has Been Discontinued.

The Maruti Suzuki WagonR EV was supposed to be the Japanese automaker's first battery-electric vehicle for the Indian market. The company had even shown off a prototype of the WagonR EV back in September 2018, at the MOVE Mobility summit, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself attended. With prototype road testing only a month later, one would have expected Maruti Suzuki to have a first-mover advantage in the EV race. However, the model has yet to make its market debut.

Initial plans for the Maruti Suzuki WagonR EV

Osamu Suzuki, chairman, and CEO of Suzuki Motor Corporation announced at the 2018 MOVE Mobility Summit that the company, along with Toyota, would launch an EV in 2020. Maruti Suzuki built 50 prototypes of the WagonR EV at its Gurgaon plant in response to the announcement. According to reports, the model has fast charging capabilities and a real-world range of 130km. Furthermore, even as late as 2020, the battery-electric WagonR was spotted road testing with a close-to-production body shell – in camouflaged form.