Mahindra eXUV300 which is the electric version of the XUV300 was displayed by the Mahindra company at the Auto Expo in 2020. The car was set to be launched all over India in 2021 but it still has to be marketed in July of 2022. This was revealed by Rajesh Jejurikar, who is the executive director of Mahindra, and also further explained that this EV along with the Mahindra eKUV100 will be launched together.
M&M has been busy making many EVs and it is said to spend Rs. 3000 Crore by 2025 in the EV business. By that time the E segment will significantly mature in the country in terms of its cost and infrastructure. Such is the strategy of this car company. The company has already spent around Rs. 1,700 crore and added Rs. 500 crores more to set up research and development centers.
Design of Mahindra eXUV300
The platform on which the car is to be built is the Mahindra Electric Scalable and Modular Architecture (MESMA) which will also create room for other future Mahindra EVs. Its petrol and diesel version are already out but this electric version will look slightly different from it. Some visible changes include the close-off grille on the front and the blue accent displayed on the body and wheels will make the car stand out and will be exclusive to the electric version. Mahindra is also trying to make the pod-like mirror cameras a production reality. This will make the traditional side-view mirrors go away.
The Mahindra eXUV300 is the first model of the Mahindra company to include the latest design language and it will be the company’s first high-performance EV developed for private buyers. A few of these concept versions’ design highlights that would be seen in the EV are diamond-shaped light sources, aerodynamically enhanced wheels, virtual exterior mirrors, clear-lens LED rear combination lamps, and animated turn indicators.
The exterior of Mahindra eXUV300
The Mahindra eXUV300 looks very much similar to its diesel and petrol version, XUV300. However, there are many differences. The bumper looks similar, mostly the shape of the bonnet and the headlights. The difference begins with the color pattern. Most of this electric version is white. Up in the front, the grills share the same color as the rest of the car with the company badge in the middle and random arrows going in the opposite direction from the badge. The lower grill is also the same with space for the number plate.
The headlight may be shaped like its diesel version but in the electric version, there is a crisscross pattern with LED lights placed in between. The fog lights and a wide airdam are also featured on the muscular bumper.
The rear of the car is pretty simple as it features taillights with a strip of blue scent connecting the two. The rear lights also share the same pattern as the headlights. The rear fog lights and reflectors are also visible.
Coming to the sides of the car the doors are pretty normal. The side-view mirrors are replaced by side view mirrors and have a very sleek design to them. the wheels are 5 spoke alloy wheels. There is a blue accent all over the car. On the headlights, tail lights, side-view mirrors, and also the wheels.
Interior of Mahindra eXUV300
The inside of the does reflect on the onside. Everything in the car is colored grey which goes well with the white color of the outside. The seats in this car are very comfortable and support the back of the rider and the passengers. The car has room for about five people and the cabin is spacious enough for all five to fit in comfortably. The same can not be said for the boot space as it is expected to be less in this EV.
This EV is promised to be presented with the latest technology. This will include the dual-screen display. The new infotainment screen with connected tech can be expected in this car and is one of the biggest changes on the inside.
The battery in Mahindra eXUV300
The eXUV300 is expected to offer 2 sets of battery options. On a single charge, the lithium-ion battery is expected to give 300km as claimed by the company. Mahindra Electric develops the battery powering the Mahindra eXUV300 in association with the LG chem. This version of EV by Mahindra is said to be the most affordable electric car for its mileage gained by this battery. Standing against the Tata Nixon this version can overcome its rival in the price range.
There is also an expensive version of the EV which gives a mileage of 400km. This lengthening of the mileage is possible due to the 60kWh battery pack that is said to power the 150kW (204hp) electric motor. This pricier version of the car now overcomes its rival that including the Hyundai Kona Electric and MG ZS EV. DC fast charger will also be a part of the battery pack. The eXUV300 will also come with two sets of power trains which would be 350V and 380V.
Advance technology of Mahindra eXUV300
The EV comes with a dual-screen display which includes the new infotainment screen which has the connected tech allowing the devices like mobile devices to get connected to the car. Furthermore, the Mahindra eXUV300 also has rear view cameras instead of the classic rearview mirrors that already has been used in many cars.
There is much detail that has yet to be surfaced including more about the interior of the car revolving around the boot space and the rest of the console. Overall it looks good and the Mahindra eXUV300 car has much to offer with all its promised offers. A further elaboration on its performance can also help give a better view to the buyers of what they are getting into.