The Mahindra Ssangyong Tivoli electric SUV will go on sale in the Indian market in 2019.
In India, the Mahindra Ssangyong Tivoli will face competition from multiple products like Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano, Hyundai Creta and Maruti Suzuki S-Cross.
It is a well-known fact that Mahindra is working on a range of electric cars for the Indian market. Speaking to media, Mahindra Electric CEO, Mahesh Babu said that Mahindra will launch 3 new electric cars in India by 2020. The first model to go on sale will be the KUV100 electric, which will be launched in the country by the end of 2018. The second model will be the SsangYong Tivoli based electric SUV, which is expected to be launched in 2019. The Mahindra SsangYong Tivoli Electric is likely to make its global debut by the end of 2018 or early 2019.
As a reminder, Mahindra had showcased the SsangYong Tivoli compact SUV at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo. In fact, the SUV has been spotted several times during its test rounds on Indian roads; however, it won’t go on sale in India in diesel or petrol avatar. Instead, Mahindra plans to launch S201 compact SUV which is developed on the Tivoli platform in India. Keeping government push for electric cars in mind, the homegrown automaker is now planning to launch the Tivoli with electric drivetrain. As a reminder, the Mahindra Ssangyong Tivoli is the first product produced by the Korean carmaker after Mahindra & Mahindra acquired the company. The compact SUV shares its design cues with the X1V-Air and XIV-Adventure concepts, which were put up on display at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.
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– 250km range on full charge
– Sweptback headlamps
– Daytime running lamps and fog lamps
– Prominent wheel arches with alloy wheels
– ORVMs with integrated turn indicators
– Dual-zone climate control
– Leather upholstery
– Heated front seats
– Keyless start
– Steering system with normal, comfort and sport modes
– 7-inch infotainment system with smartphone, reversing camera, MP3, WAV, WMA, FLAC and APE connectivity
Mahindra Electric has confirmed that the Tivoli based electric SUV will have its global debut in 2019. It is expected that the SUV will go on sale in the Indian market in the second half of 2019.
|Base Model||Rs 18 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 25 lakh|
In order to achieve competitive pricing, the Korean automaker might assemble the Tivoli in India. We believe that the SUV could be priced in the range of Rs 18 lakh to Rs 25 lakh.
The Tivoli compact SUV is based on SsangYong’s X100 platform, which will also underpin Mahindra’s upcoming SUV – codenamed S201. The Tivoli carries an aggressive front fascia with modern silhouette. The car features a newly styled grille, flanked by sweptback headlamps with integrated daytime running lamps, fog lamps and aggressive bumper with wider air intakes. The electric version of the car is likely to get a newly designed grille with EV badge. Overall styling will be the same; however, the company will make some changes to design and platform to accommodate an electric motor.
The bold side creases run across the length, while the flared wheel arches have been fitted to newly styled alloy wheels. Other design highlights include ORVMs with integrated turn indicators, stylish tail lamps with silver inserts, etc.
The cabin of the electric Tivoli is expected to be shared with the regular model. The existing car is available in a choice of three upholstery colors – black, beige and red. It will get a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which is compatible with smartphone integration, several connected apps, reversing camera, MP3, WAV, WMA, FLAC and APE connectivity. Adding to it, there is a smart steering system that enables the driver to choose from normal, comfort and sport modes. The top-ranging model of the vehicle will, additionally, get dual-zone climate control, leather upholstery and heated front seats and keyless start.
Mahindra is working on a range of electric powertrains for its future electric cars in the country. The company hasn’t revealed specific details on the powertrain, but it is claimed that the SsangYong Tivoli will have a range of 250km (NEDC) on full charge. It will be able to accelerate to 100kmph from zero in 11 seconds.
The electric division of Mahindra has invested heavily on new powertrains which will produce up to 150 kW (201.07 hp) and 400Nm of torque. It will be highly efficient Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor-type motor and vector controlled drive systems, which will offer the efficiency from 80% to 94%.
Mahindra Electric claims that the new Tivoli electric will have a range of 250km (NEDC) on single charge. It is claimed to accelerate to 100kmmph from zero in just 11 seconds before hitting a top speed of 150kmph.