Suzuki Jimny electric and hybrid before 2030
Suzuki plans to launch five battery electric vehicle models in Europe by 2030, starting next year, focusing on its strengths in the small and compact car segments.
The product showcase detailed this week includes an electric Jimny, with its unmistakable appearance among five potential obscure electric vehicles to hit the market over the decade. this.
The first of these five new EVs – which span microcars, small cars, light SUVs and light off-road vehicles – will launch in Europe in fiscal year 2024.
By 2030, the Japanese brand intends to 80% of production in the European market come from electric vehicles, the rest from hybrid cars.
Interestingly, Suzuki hopes this ratio will be changed in its home country of Japan, aiming for its domestic division to sell 80% of hybrids and 20% of electric vehicles by 2030.
The company has committed to offering six EV models in Japan at this point, with the first model (probably a Kei-class EV van) due out this year.
The company has announced plans to launch six electric vehicles in India – its most important market – by 2030, at which point it expects 15% of its sales there to be vehicles. electric and 25% hybrid.
This means that the company expects 60% of its production in India by 2030 to be used for internal combustion including CNG, biogas and ethanol blends.
Suzuki previewed its first EV earlier this year at the Auto Expo in Delhi, with the concept SUV eVX.
We have good authority that the new model (internally codenamed YV8) will use the new dedicated EV architecture shared with Toyota – will create its own version as part of wide-scale EV deployment.
Suzuki also recently discussed the plan to use Porsche Taycan-style multi-speed EV transmission by the Canadian company Inmotive Inc. manufacturing to cut costs as well as improve efficiency.