After a long wait, Mahindra officially revealed the S201 with a name XUV300. It is based on the popular Ssangyong Tivoli, but Mahindra has done its work to make it look like from the XUV family.
While on the event Mahindra also revealed plans of bringing out an electric version based on it. Codenamed as S210, Mahindra XUV300 electric will be launched somewhere in 2020. The XUV300 with petrol and Diesel options will come in February 2019.
Mahindra will launch two variants for the electric powertrain. Both variants will have different power and range. We are not sure about what both variants will offer. But there should be on for long distance range and other with better performance. This is not Mahindra first electric vehicle they have quite an experience with electric cars with them. Cars like e-Verito, e2o Plus and the upcoming eKUV100.
Mahindra has made some interesting tie-ups going for XUV300. The battery of the XUV300 will use Korean made cells. Mahindra has tied up with LG Chem from Korea to develop a battery cell especially made for Indian conditions. It will also use Li-ion cells based on NMC (nickel-manganese-cobalt) chemistry which gets high energy density.
All the features and equipment list will be the same as the regular XUV300. LED headlamps and taillamps, a sunroof, disc on all 4 wheels, a 7″ inch touchscreen infotainment system and 17 inch Diamond cut wheels.
Mahindra had also announced previously that the company will invest over ₹ 500 crores in its Electric Vehicle Project under the new EV Policy of the Government of Maharashtra. It will be great if more and more manufacturers focus on electric vehicle and make it affordable and accessible.
Mahindra XUV300 electric can also be a cheaper alternative to the upcoming Hyundai Kona EV. The regular XUV300 competes with Tata Nexon, Ford Ecosport and Maruti Vitara Brezza.
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