More than six decades after its founding date, Aravind Automobiles is back. A company that developed the “first Indian car” and once built vehicles for royalty has revealed the concept for its all-electric car progeny – the Marque K.
Codenamed Halcyon, the Marque K will reflect the company’s legacy and is a culmination of dreams stitched together over three generations. The concept has been designed entirely in-house and influenced by the founder KAB Menon and his original machines.
Here’s what we know about the Marque K:
• The entry-level K55LP variant will feature progressive throttle control, with softer springs and higher profile tyres.
• Batteries will be fitted within a prop tunnel and have a “skateboard” thickness, enabling a lower centre of gravity and better seat positioning.
• Weight distribution will be 56 to 44, front to rear, to enhance braking and cornering ability.
• The upgraded K80ZR will be a four-wheel-drive version to featured torque-vectoring.
• ZR will feature higher power density cells and come with Li-lon capacitors to store the regen current, activated by a throttle trigger.
• Aravind will take on the famous Nurburgring track with a specially designed version in the ultimate quest for performance.
• Named the Black Marlin, this version will be limited production and will target more than 1200 hp.
• The development of the Nurburgring model will help develop aerodynamic efficiency throughout the range. All marque K models will feature a purposeful nosecone, flowing lines and a teardrop passenger cell, aiming for a drag coefficient of 0.20.
Performance is nothing without safety, so, Aravind intends to pioneer automatic fire suppression in all its models. The system will release nonconductive high-density foam within the power electronics and chassis. Low-density foam with nitrogen will be deployed within the passenger cell as well.
Aravind also intends to introduce “governed acceleration.” This governor will electronically limit each car to an acceleration of no more than 6.77 m/s² up to 96 kmph and automatically adjust to take into account passengers or payload
The Marque K is planned for a market unveil on February 23, 2026. The cars are said to be developed and built in the UK for a global market, and could attract a price tag of around Rs 1.5 cores for the entry-level model.
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