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Maruti Omni Pictured Technologically As a Futuristic Electric Car

Summary

In the coming years, several carmakers in India, such as Hyundai, Tata, Mahindra, etc., have announced their plans for electric cars. Although official outlets are generally not generous with details about their cars (with the exception of a few), the […]

In the coming years, several carmakers in India, such as Hyundai, Tata, Mahindra, etc., have announced their plans for electric cars. Although official outlets are generally not generous with details about their cars (with the exception of a few), the curiosity of people in them is growing. These days, many visual artists are busy dreaming something with wheels as an Electric Vehicle, and typically the effects are very fascinating. One such people is Shashank Shekhar, an Automotive Design student, who came up with some digitally rendered photographs of Maruti Omni. During the next electric avatar, he envisioned the Maruti van, as well as the vehicle’s architecture to be quite cool. The Omni EV takes on a boxy silhouette, much like the old ICE-powered setup.

With incorporated LED DRLs, its front end has rectangular LED headlamps. There is a Suzuki badge on the nose, and that there is no front grille here, much as the original. Fog lamps are installed low on the front bumper, and just above them, there is a functional air dam. With LED blinkers, this van also has body-coloured ORVMs.

The car looks a bit longer from the side than that of the original. However, for the back, it has a sliding door together with the black plastic cladding located at the bottom. The van boasts of short, cute looking alloy wheels. The LED taillights mimic the style of headlights at the rear and also contain a red bar extending between them horizontally. This vehicle’s cabin has 6 seats, all facing forward, which is far more realistic than the rear-facing second row of the original. The style of the black interior looks fantastic, and we’d like to see the inside rendering, too.

From 1984 to 2019, Maruti Omni was able to have a manufacturing period of 35 years and had been immensely successful in the Indian industry. It was a robust workhorse, with a reasonable price available. The Omni was withdrawn in the year 2019 after safety rules were enhanced in India. Currently, Maruti Suzuki is not too keen on launching new electric vehicles in India, with only the WagonR EV being the one approved, except as a fleet vehicle. Even so, we definitely won’t be able to have a view of the Maruti Omni electric in the metal real soon.

The designer also explains that his Omni EV edition would measure 4,000 mm in length; 1,860 mm in height and 1,735 mm in width. The older Omni, in retrospect, weighed 3,370 mm in length, 1,640 mm in height and 1,410 mm in width, so this model is obviously larger than its previous versions. This made Omni EV if that’s at all marketable, it will cost around Rs 5-7 lakh.  

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