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Mahindra XUV300 electric SUV launch delayed to 2021, confirms Dr Goenka

Dr Pawan Goenka, MD of Mahindra Automotive sector, has actually confirmed that M&M has actually pushed back the launch date of the Mahindra XUV300 electric vehicle by about a year. The company validated to the media in February 2019 that it was developing the electric variant of the SUV to launch in the second half of 2020 (fiscal year), however the new update presses it into the second half of calendar year 2021.

Dr Goenka, over the call, said:

The S201 electrical that is XUV300 electric, will be (introduced) sometime probably in second quarter. or first quarter of FY ’22

Dr Goenka in a media roundtable at the launch of the petrol & diesel XUV300 in February in Mumbai confirmed that M&M was developing 2 variants of the XUV300 electrical. He stated:

We will most likely do two variations (of the Mahindra XUV300 EV)– one will be more of an object of desire with more kWh, one will be more of an object of utility, perhaps for more of commuting experience. This will remain in a greater kWh than what we are presently doing. Presently, we remain in 21 kWh in Verito EV and this will be greater.

Since then more information has emerged. The Mahindra XUV300 Electric is validated with a 380 V system that was showcased at the Auto Expo 2018 on the MESMA (Mahindra Electric Scalable Modular Architecture) which uses electric motors by TM4 and cells from LG chemicals. With a variety of 200 km speculated in the standard variation, the luxurious variation might use about 400 km on a single charge. The SUV would have at least a 90 kW output with a leading speed of 150 kmph.

The XUV300 electric will keep parts of the chassis, steel body panels and the interior of its regular equivalent. Changes are only anticipated to the wheels & tires, bumpers, grille, side mirrors and maybe the ground clearance to assist aerodynamics. It would take on the Tata Nexon electric, which by then, would have picked up speed in variety, features and pricing.