Car News Desk – After launching several electric sedans in the last few years, luxury car brands like Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Volvo, Lexus, Jaguar Land Rover are now gearing up to bring electric SUVs to India. Data from JATO Dynamics, a global automotive data analysis firm, shows that at least 10 electric SUV cars are expected in the country over the next few years.
With the addition of SUVs to their electric vehicle line-up, most luxury car brands are planning for non-ICE models to account for 15-25 per cent of their total sales. Mercedes-Benz is expecting EVs to account for a quarter of its total sales by 2027. In the next few times, the company is preparing to bring new electric SUVs. After introducing the EQS, EQB and EQC e-sedans, the country’s largest luxury carmaker is considering SUV versions of the EQA, EQE and EQS, according to JATO Dynamics. However, Mercedes-Benz India has not confirmed the same.
Another German luxury carmaker, Audi currently sells five electric cars in India namely the e-tron 50, e-tron 55, e-tron Sportback 55, e-tron GT and the RS e-tron GT. The company will launch its Q8 e-tron in the third quarter of 2023. It will be completely manufactured in India. “The response to our electric cars has been very encouraging, which gives us confidence that electric acceptance in the country will be much faster than we anticipate,” said Balbir Singh Dilian, Head of Audi India. In India, BMW Group currently sells e-cars such as the iX, i4, i7 and Mini Electric. The next few months could see the launch of other new models. However, the company has not made an official announcement about it.
Volvo Cars India
Volvo Cars India, which aims to achieve 100 per cent of its total sales from zero carbon emission vehicles by 2030, has already announced that it is preparing to bring its C40 Recharge crossover this year. Along with this, the company will also launch its EasyX90 SUV, which will be launched in the international market in 2024.
Jaguar and Lexus
JLR and Lexus are likely to launch the all-electric Land Rover and UX 300e in India by 2025 respectively. However, both the companies have not made any official announcement on this.
other companies have started
While big carmakers like Tata Motors, MG Motor India and Mahindra & Mahindra have already entered the market with Nexon EV, EV Max, ZS EV and XUV400 and premium car brands like BMW and Volvo last year with iX and XC40 Recharge respectively Are. had entered. JATO Dynamics claims that the growing trend of electric luxury vehicles is driving the demand for luxury cars across the globe. Additionally, luxury e-SUVs are already gaining traction with practical and comfortable body styles, very low running costs and an eco-friendly image.