Mahindra is currently road-testing its first mainstream electric SUV, which is expected to be launched in the Indian market by 2024. The new electric SUV will rival the Tata Nexon EV and will be based on the Mahindra XUV300. The car will reportedly be named XUV400.
According to spy shots shared by Autocar India, the car has been confirmed to be based on the XUV300. The images show the car in a camouflage paint job, meaning the car is most likely a production-spec with no dummy parts attached.
The pictures show that the charging socket is installed on the front left fender. The images also reveal that the car will sit lower than the standard XUV300 and will have standard steel wheels instead of alloy ones. There is no image of the front panel, which is expected to sport unique design elements like a closed grille and blue accents. The car could look similar to the concept eXUV300 showcased at the last Auto Expo.
While we don’t know much about the powertrain of the upcoming electric SUV, we do know that the XUV300 concept showcased at the last Auto Expo had two battery pack options – 350V and 380V. The 350V option will go up against the regular Nexon EV, whereas, the 380V variant will go up against the long-range Nexon EV, Hyundai Kona Electric and MG ZS EV. However, we recommend that you take these details with a pinch of salt, considering that Mahindra announced these details two years ago and there could be a difference in models that will go into production by 2024.
Mahindra EVs for the future
Mahindra recently announced that it will launch eight electric vehicles by 2027, out of which four will be derived from the company’s range of petrol and diesel products. Beginning in 2025, the company will launch four new SUVs, which will be completely new and based on the “Born-Electric” platform designed to be electrified from the ground up.
The company also recently revealed its plans to convert its range of electric vehicles into a separate sub-brand.
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