Mahindra Electric had showcased the eXUV300 compact electric SUV at the 2020 Auto Expo. The new model is expected to be launched in the end of 2021 or early 2022. It will be positioned against the best-selling Tata Nexon EV. Ahead of the launch, new details about the XUV300 electric have hit the web-world.
A new media report claims that the Mahindra XUV300 Electric will have a range of 375km on single charge. The new model will come in two variants with standard variant offering a range of around 200km. The long range variant will have a range of 375km, which is superior to its direct rival Tata Nexon EV. For people not in the know, the Nexon EV is claimed to offer a certified range of 312km on a single charge.
The Mahindra eXUV300 is yet to be tested by ARAI for the official figures; however, Mahindra Electric is confident with its numbers. The XUV300 Electric is built on the MESMA 350 (Mahindra Electric Scalable and Modular Architecture 350). The in-house developed 350-volt powertrain supports a wide range of electric motors ranging from 60 kW to 280 kW output, dual motor setups and batteries up to 80 kWh capacities. Mahindra could also introduce a performance oriented variant of the electric car.
The new Mahindra eXUV300 will share the overall profile with the regular XUV300; however, it will receive significant changes in form of new closed-off grille, special LED headlights with blue graphics, new bumpers and others. The interior will have new larger pop-out style touchscreen infotainment system, new seat upholstery, wireless charger, new steering, etc.
It is also expected to be the first made-in-India electric SUV to be imported to the European and other global markets. In India, the eXUV300 EV is expected to be priced around Rs 15 to Rs 18 lakh.