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Top Upcoming Electric and Hybrid Cars in India

Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder

Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder

Hybrid cars are now seen as a worthy alternative to the ICE cars and more than 7 new cars will be launched in India soon

With emissions standards getting stricter by the day and government agencies in many cities including Delhi NCR imposing partial bans on ICE vehicles, a number of automakers are now expanding their electric and hybrid portfolios in the Indian market. Here is a list of the top upcoming electric and hybrid cars in India.

1. Tata Altroz ​​EV

The Tata Altroz ​​EV is currently one of the safest cars in the Indian market and is expected to get an electric version for the Indian market soon. While the brand has not yet shared the official specs of the new Altroz ​​EV, we do expect it to offer the same powertrain as the Nexon EV. The Atroz EV is expected to go on sale soon and is expected to be priced at Rs 10-12 lakh (ex-showroom).

altroz ​​ev car expo-1

altroz ​​ev car expo-1

2. Mercedes AMG EQS 53 4Matic+

The launch of the new Mercedes AMG EQS 53 4Matic+ was recently confirmed by the brand and will take place on 24 August 2022. The EQS will be the first electric sedan in the brand portfolio and will feature two electric motors, one on each axle. This new system has a peak power and torque of 658 hp and a peak torque of 950 Nm. More details, including the price, will not be shared until after the official launch in India.

hyundai ioniq5

hyundai ioniq5

3.Hyundai IONIQ 5

The new IONIQ 5 will be Hyundai’s second electric vehicle in India and will be based on the same E-GMP platform. The same platform is used for the Kia EV6. From what we know so far, the IONIQ 5 will be significantly cheaper than the Kia EV6 and will be assembled locally in the Indian market. The Indian speed version is expected to get a single engine, 2WD drivetrain with a claimed range of 384km.

4. Hyundai Kona facelift

The Kona electric made its debut on the Indian market in 2019 and is now expected to get a major facelift. Kona’s upcoming facelift is expected to include a 39.2 kWh battery pack that powers a 136 horsepower motor. This battery helps a claimed battery pack of 304 km. The price of the Kona facelift is expected to start from Rs 25 lakh (ex showroom).

Hyundai Kona EV facelift rear corner

Hyundai Kona EV facelift rear corner

5. Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder

The Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder will be the segment’s first hybrid car, taking on rivals such as Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, VW Taigun, Skoda Kushaq and more. The Hyryder will be available with two powertrain options, including a 1.5-litre mild-hybrid petrol engine and a strong 1.5-litre hybrid engine. The brand will soon launch the new Hyryder in India.

6. Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Hybrid

The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Hybrid is Maruti’s version of the Hyryder and is based on Suzuki’s Global C platform. Similarly, the Grand Vitara will also share powertrain options with the Hyryder and will be launched in India after the Hyryder. Both cars offer a maximum fuel consumption of 27.97 kmpl.

grand vitara 2022 maruti-6

grand vitara 2022 maruti-6

7. Hyundai’s Tiny EV

Hyundai is also expected to launch a new affordable electric car under Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom) which will be produced at the company’s Chennai plant. While the brand hasn’t shared any details about this new electric car yet, it will be part of the six new EVs that the Korean automaker will launch in India by 2028.