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Mahindra’s electrical XUV300 more likely to be christened XUV400 | Autocar India

Written by Rashmi

Revealed On Nov 27, 2021 10:30:00 AM

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Mahindra believes the XUV400 moniker will assist the electrical model stand aside from the ICE XUV300 variations.

It’s now a well known undeniable fact that Mahindra is readying a slew of recent electrical car launches. If issues go to plan, by 2027, Mahindra may have as many as 13 new fashions, eight of which shall be electrical. These will embrace electrical variations of the KUV100 and the XUV700, and what seems to be a brand new mannequin known as the XUV400.

At a latest press convention Rajesh Jejurikar, govt director, auto and farm sectors at Mahindra Group, mentioned “We could title that [the electric version of 300] the XUV 400, we imagine it has a chance to be named otherwise.” Nevertheless, Jejurikar added that “this nonetheless a codename”.

Mahindra XUV400 moniker will get a second life

Whereas the corporate says the title XUV400 is but to be finalised, possibilities of that occuring are superb, provided that the SUV for which the title was reserved could not come very quickly. The XUV400 title was for use for an all-new 4.3m midsize SUV that was to sit down above the present XUV300 and under the now-discontinued XUV500 in Mahindra’s line-up. This SUV (codenamed S204), touted as a Creta rival, was to be co-developed with Ford on its B-platform, which might then even have a Ford variant (internally known as B705). Nevertheless, with the partnership now known as off, Mahindra may simply use the XUV400 badge, as the event of a brand new 4.3m SUV would take a while.

Mahindra XUV400: anticipated powertrain

The electrical XUV300 was previewed because the eXUV300 idea at Auto Expo 2020. It was underpinned by the Mahindra Electrical Scalable and Modular Structure (MESMA) platform. The eSUV was geared up with a 350V powertrain, and a extra highly effective 380V model was anticipated to affix the line-up later. It was additionally introduced that two battery packs can be on supply on the manufacturing model, with the decrease variant being priced on par with the Nexon EV and a better variant to tackle the likes of the MG ZS EV and the Hyundai Kona EV.

On the occasion, it was additionally introduced that the eXUV300 was the primary product to return with battery cells developed by LG Chem solely for India purposes. LG Chem is a Korean battery producer that has been collaborating with Mahindra within the subject of superior lithium-ion battery expertise. 

Mahindra XUV400: distinctive exterior styling anticipated

The electrical model of the XUV300 may additionally carry over some styling bits from the idea. These may embrace the closed-off grille, distinctive entrance and rear bumpers and a unique alloy wheel design, amongst others.

Mahindra XUV400: anticipated launch timeline

The eXUV300’s manufacturing model was to hit the streets by 2023. Nevertheless, resulting from a number of delays attributable to the pandemic and the continuing chip scarcity, the electrical SUV may launch in 2024 or later.

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