The Mahindra XUV300 Electric will not make its commercial debut before 2021; likely to go on sale in two versions.
The news that an electric version of the XUV300 is in the works is not really new. In fact, the carmaker had announced this right at the launch of the XUV300 last year. The company had also mentioned that the electric version could make its commercial debut as soon as mid-2020. However, in a recent press conference held in Delhi, Dr Pawan Goenka (MD - Mahindra & Mahindra) has cleared the air on the matter and has announced that the electric XUV300 will make its public debut at the upcoming Auto Expo 2020. But, the car's launch won't take place before 2021.
The XUV300 electric is likely to don a very similar exterior look as its ICE counterpart, though certain EV-specific design tweaks can't be ruled out. Likewise, expect the interior, especially the instrument cluster, to get some updates as well. As mentioned above, the electric XUV300 is likely to make its debut in two versions: Standard Range (approx. 200km) & Long Range (approx. 350-400km). Moreover, Mahindra is in collaboration with LG Chem for the battery development of the electric XUV300. Expect the XUV300 electric to get a specially-designed high-energy-density Li-ion cell-based battery pack.
There's no formal intimation of the electric XUV300's pricing. But keeping in mind that its rival, the Tata Nexon, already has an electric derivative ready to go on sale soon, Mahindra is likely to price the electric XUV300 in the same range as the Nexon EV. So, expect the electric XUV300 to be priced around the ₹15-17 lakh mark.
Before the electric XUV300, Mahindra is gearing up to launch the electric KUV100 in India this year, which will also be shown at the Auto Expo 2020.