The next Mahindra electric SUV seems to be approaching the production phase
Earlier in 2021, Mahindra & Mahindra announced that it would launch 16 electric vehicles in India by the end of this decade. The company has planned an investment of ₹3,000 crore, and out of these 16 EVs, 8 of them will be electric SUVs. And now we have exclusive photos of the company’s first electric SUV. The company mentioned that of the 8 electric SUVs, 4 in the company’s current portfolio will transition to become fully electric models, while the rest will be all-new electric SUVs. The SUV in the photos appears to be an electrified version of one of the existing models.
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With all this heavy camouflage, it certainly becomes difficult to guess the identity of this electric SUV. However, when we look at some of the sections on display, it reminds us of the eXUV300. The EV concept based on the XUV300 subcompact SUV was shown at Auto Expo 2020 and is expected to be one of the first electric SUVs from the local automaker.
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Mahindra recently unveiled the first teaser of its new range of electric SUVs, part of the automaker’s Born Electric Vision. The company has also released a new teaser that reveals the new Mahindra line of electric SUVs will debut in July 2022 and previews the new design language it will carry. They are the first models to be designed at the automaker’s new Mahindra Advanced Design Europe (MADE) studio in the UK. And it could be one of the new electric SUVs that will be presented in July.
As for the recently spotted test mule, visually the front bumper resembles the eXUV300 concept, however, this test mule appears to be quite different from the regular XUV300. We also see production-ready parts, such as projector headlights with integrated DRLs and LED indicators, a muscular bumper, complete with what appear to be LED fog lights, and a wide air dam. The SUV also gets sleek ORVMs with integrated turn signals and a set of 5-spoke alloy wheels. We hope the production model will get nicer wheels. At the rear we only see part of the LED taillights, which are LED units and will be accompanied by a characteristic light pattern. We also see the rear fog lights and reflectors.
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Now it’s too early to comment on technical specifications such as battery capacity, power output or range. However, the eXUV300 concept which was shown at the Auto Expo came with a 40kWh battery capable of delivering a range of over 300km on a single charge, while power output is expected to be around 130hp.
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