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Mahindra to launch new electric SUV based on XUV300: Different from the XUV400

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Exciting news is on the horizon for the electric vehicle (EV) enthusiasts in India, as Mahindra is set to introduce the XUV300 EV, anticipated to hit the market by June 2024. This new entrant is positioned to rival the Tata Nexon EV, bringing a fresh perspective to the mass-market electric SUV segment. ACI reports that the XUV300 EV will be an integral part of the XUV300 lineup, boasting a 35kWh battery and aligning itself as a more affordable alternative to the existing XUV400 EV.

Mahindra to launch new electric SUV based on XUV300: Different from the XUV400

The XUV300 EV will showcase a host of design updates, aligning with the upcoming facelift of the internal combustion engine (ICE) variant. The exterior will feature contemporary elements, including a redesigned front end with a new-look drop-down LED daytime running lamp, revamped bumper, and headlamp assembly. The two-part grille with an enlarged central air intake contributes to its distinctive appearance.

Moving to the rear, the XUV300 EV will exhibit a redesigned tailgate with a full-width LED light bar, complemented by C-shaped tail-lamps. Noteworthy is the relocation of the registration plate to the bumper, departing from the tailgate placement. Diverse alloy wheel designs, dependent on the variant, will further enhance the SUV’s visual appeal.

Mahindra to launch new electric SUV based on XUV300: Different from the XUV400

Inside the XUV300 EV, the focus remains on refinement, with subtle alterations to the dashboard. These modifications accommodate a larger infotainment screen, promising an enriched driving experience. While the interior tweaks are not expected to be revolutionary, they will enhance user convenience and aesthetics.

Addressing the powertrain specifics, the XUV300 EV will be equipped with a 35kWh battery, a slightly smaller configuration compared to its larger sibling, the XUV400 EV, which boasts a 40kWh battery. As of now, precise details regarding the range and electric motor specifications are yet to be disclosed.

In terms of pricing, Mahindra positions the XUV300 EV below the XUV400 EV, aiming for a competitive edge in the market. The anticipated price range for the XUV300 EV is set between Rs 15 lakh and Rs 17 lakh (ex-showroom). This strategic pricing positions it approximately Rs 2 lakh below the XUV400 EV, making it an attractive option for cost-conscious buyers.

While the Mahindra & Mahindra spokesperson refrained from commenting on speculative details, the industry is abuzz with anticipation. The XUV300 facelift, equipped with petrol and diesel engines, is expected to launch ahead of the XUV300 EV, likely hitting the market by February 2024. All eyes are now on the approaching months, anticipating the unveiling and subsequent launch of the Mahindra XUV300 EV, which promises to be a noteworthy player in the Indian electric SUV landscape.