Toyota and Maruti Suzuki are working together to introduce two nearly identical electric SUVs! The Maruti Suzuki eVX and the Toyota Urban SUV concept are, underneath, brothers. They share a similar structure, a similar exterior, and even certain body panels.

Although details of the Toyota SUV’s interior are still being kept under wraps, an examination of the eVX gives you a decent indication. Expect plenty of room because the skateboard platform clears the floor, along with luxurious seats and all the gadgets and safety features you could want.

According to Toyota, the dimensions of the Urban SUV concept are 4,300 mm in length, 1,820 mm in width, and 1,620 mm in height. These dimensions are quite comparable to those of the Maruti eVX, which is 20 mm shorter in height and width but has the same length. It is anticipated that both versions will have the same 2,700mm wheelbase.

In terms of appearance, the idea bears a striking resemblance to the latest generation of Toyota electric vehicles, including the bZ compact SUV concept that was revealed the previous year. Its sharp edges, C-shaped LED daytime running lamps up front, understated front bumper, flared wheel arches, and classic upright SUV design give it a tough, appealing appearance. In particular, the rear end and the eVX are quite similar. Even though the rear door handles are positioned on the C-Pillar, the doors and glass house appear to be rather comparable.

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Similar to the eVX, the Toyota Urban SUV would be manufactured in India at Suzuki’s Gujarat plant for both the local and international markets. It will be based on the extensively specialized 27PL skateboard platform. 

Two range options are expected, with the higher variant giving a range of more than 400 kilometers. According to Toyota, the SUV will be available in select regions with both FWD and dual-motor AWD.

It is expected that Toyota will release the Urban SUV in India in the early months of the following year, following the release of its Maruti sibling, the production-spec eVX, in dealerships.

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