Suzuki and Toyota are developing an Indian compact EV

Suzuki is developing a new fully electric model to launch in India by 2025 based on a Toyota-developed EV architecture. This move will expand automakers' already global collaboration on technology and models.

The new platform could underpin a range of vehicles. The 2025 model will likely be an SUV.

This would expand Suzuki's range of ICE-powered, mild-hybrid, and full hybrid SUVs and serve more buyers. Toyota could offer a slightly different version.

Suzuki recently announced a $1.37 billion investment for EV production in Gujarat, India, demonstrating its desire to dominate this market. Suzuki is the best-selling passenger vehicle brand, according to Nikkei Asia.

Tata Motors leads the EV market, while Suzuki does not yet offer one. RBSA Advisors predicts India's EV market could reach $150 billion by 2030, including cars and motorcycles, so automakers are rushing to join.

Suzuki and Toyota unveiled electric SUVs, the Grand Vitara and Urban Cruiser Hyryder. The twin models use Suzuki's platform and mild-hybrid tech, plus Toyota's full hybrid tech.

Toyota's eTNGA architecture underpins the bZ4x, Solterra, and RZ 450e. Suzuki may use a simplified architecture for the Indian market to keep locally-produced EVs affordable.