The Mahindra XUV300 Electric! We expect to see it at the 2020 Auto Expo. The car is codenamed S210. This could be the first affordable electric SUV people could buy. Apart from this, Mahindra has not revealed anything else till now. According to some publications, the car could get around 350 kilometers to 400 kilometers of range with a long-range battery unit. If this happens, the car will be a very real answer to those who are saying that the range of such vehicles is going to be a problem. The car will part of Mahindra’s big push towards electrification of cars in India. Below is a picture of the car caught testing. The cars grille has been covered as there will be no engine there. The car will not have any more changes to it apart from a sealed grille on the exterior. There could be a different lights, LEDs and many other things on the exterior. To known more about our thoughts on design, scroll down below.

Mahindra XUV300 electric

 

Below are our predictions on what features the car will offer. What electric unit will it be? Will it be a hybrid or a fully electric unit? Read more to find out.

Mahindra XUV300 Electric Launch

The Mahindra XUV300 Electric will be launched in 2020. The car will be first showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo. The will launched subsequently. This launch would also make sure that Mahindra has a lot of electric vehicles in its lineup.

Mahindra XUV300 ElectricLaunching 2020

Mahindra XUV300 Electric Price

The price of the car is to early to predict. The price of the regular XUV300 has not been revealed yet. The car will be obviously more expensive than the car with the combustion engine. The XUV300 Electric will be cheaper than the Hyundai Kona for sure. Mahindra will have taken that car into account before making the decision of getting this car to India. The car should be under Rs 25 lakhs (on-road). electric cars do not have a big reach in India and people with the means who can afford an extra car and want to make a statement or want to experience something different would buy them.

Mahindra XUV300 ElectricPrice
Base variantRs 22 lakhs
Top variantRs 24 lakhs

Mahindra XUV300 Electric Design 

The design of the car will be the same as the XUV300. The regular XUV300 takes a lot of inspiration from the Mahindra XUV500. The design will remain the same on the electric variant. The only difference will be that the front engine bay will also have more storage. The interior dashboard layout will be different and there will be more weight saving materials used in the construction of the car. The dimensions will be the same. The car will be a sub-4 meter car but will have some body panels that are different and more suited for the electric car. For e.g – the car will have no grille as an electric car does not require any kind of cooling mechanism or radiator for air flow. Thus we will see a revised bumper and hood. The car will have HID headlamps and LED taillights. The tyre design will be completely different too. Mahindra will make sure the tyre’s are eco tyres which have low resistance and have a good life and aid the car in increasing its range.

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Mahindra XUV 300 Front

Mahindra XUV300 Electric Specifications

Now, no official specifications are out yet and there will be time before Mahindra announces something. But if we can go by the Ssangyong Tivoli EVR concept that was shown at the Geneva motor show, the car will have an electric motor that makes 127bhp and also could feature a small single cylinder petrol range extender which would recharge the battery on the move. Now, this would make the Mahindra XUV300 Electric a hybrid and not a pure electric. Ssangyong says that the electric motor has enough juice for 130 kilometres, but with the range extender, the car could go as far as 500 kilometres. This feature would mean that more people would like to buy the car in India where range anxiety for electric vehicles is a big thing. And with reports of the car being able to do at least 400 kilometres coming in. Many people would consider this EV strongly.

Mahindra XUV300 Electric Images

Mahindra XUV300 Electric Competiton

As of now, there are no competitors in the electric SUV market in India. Hyundai has the Kona EV and will introduce it to India soon. But with an SUV manufacturer like Mahindra making an entry into this segment with this much seriousness means that an electric future is very close for us. Even Tata and FFord have developed and are ready with electric cars like the Tigor EV and the Aspire EV. The day’s electric cars on the road are seen as a common sight is closing in.

 

Mahindra XUV300 Electric
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Summary

Not really a car for the masses by Mahindra. More of a car that will change the opinion of electric cars with the masses

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  • Not true. Petrol and diesel cars won’t go away in a few months.

  • It is worth waiting for electric than go for a new car disposing the 10year olds.From the year 2020 India allows only Bharat stage vi engines.so I am waiting for the electric hybrid within affordable reach. The fate of gasoline driven vehicles will be over in 10 years is prediction.