Triton has postponed the launch of Model H, its electric SUV, which was scheduled for May 10, on account of the Covid-19 pandemic in India. The announcement was made by Triton Chief Executive Officer Himanshu Patel.
“It is with great sorrow that I announce the postponement of the Model H launch. Due to the current crisis state of India, we believe that our efforts are better put towards aiding India’s recovery. Once the Covid-19 crisis gets under control, then we will start to focus our attention to the Model H launch. As always, be safe and be well,” he said.
The launch by the New Jersey-based company was eagerly awaited in India because of several reasons.
SUVs have been on a roll in India in the last 5 years. Every auto company has one in the market. But, Triton got a lot of attention, among other things, on account of the claim about the range of its electric SUV. Triton claims Model H offers a 700-mile (1,120 kilometre) range on a single charge of its proprietary 200 kWh battery
In comparison, the Model 3, which Tesla plans to launch in India, has a 75 kWh battery. The Long Range version of Model 3 offers a range of 350 miles (560 kilometres).
The Model H can seat eight adults while accommodating 200 cubic feet of cargo. Four wheel-mounted motors generate 1,500 horsepower. Triton claims that the power is enough for the SUV to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-95 kmph) in 2.9 seconds.
With such numbers, auto fans were eagerly awaiting the Model H.
To give you an idea of the size of the vehicle, here is a comparison of the dimensions of Model H with some of biggest vehicles on Indian roads.
L x W x H
Toyota Innova Crysta: 186.4″ (4735 mm) L x 72″ (1830 mm) x 70.6″ (1795 mm)
Kia Carnival: 201.3″ (5115 mm) x 78.1″ (1985 mm) x 69″ (1755 mm)
Model H: 224″ (5689.6 mm) x 81″ (2057.4 mm) x 74″ (1879.6 mm)