We have reported earlier that Mahindra & Mahindra is working on electric version of the XUV300 subcompact SUV. Recently, the company has confirmed that the Mahindra XUV300 electric will deliver a range of 300km (185 miles). The home-grown carmaker is planning to launch the XUV300 in the European market sometime next year.
The India-spec Mahindra XUV300 with an in-house designed turbo diesel engine doesn’t meet the latest European emission norms. Therefore, the carmaker will launch the electric iteration of the subcompact SUV.
At the company’s 73rd annual general meeting in August 2019, Mahindra & Mahindra revealed its plan to invest Rs 12,000 crore for capex along with Rs 6,000 crore in its subsidiaries over the next 3 years. The carmaker aims to expand its electric vehicle lineup with 3 new models including the KUV100 EV, Mahindra badged Ford Aspire electric and XUV300 EV.
Mahindra & Mahindra also confirmed a new 7-seater SUV based on the XUV300. Rumour has it that it could be named Mahindra XUV400. The European-spec version of the SUV will use the naturally-aspirated 1.5L, 4-cylinder GDI engine boosted with direct-injection technology. It’s the same powertrain that does duty in the Mahindra Marazzo.
The new Mahindra 7-seater SUV is likely to be based on the SsangYong Tivoli Air platform. Some of its design bits could be borrowed from the Mahindra XUV300 5-seater. Its European launch is slated to happen in 2022, before that it will hit Indian roads sometime in 2021.