The new Mahindra XUV.e8 will replace the current-generation XUV700 soon in India
Mahindra is the leading automaker in India and is renowned for its robust SUVs. The carmaker is set to venture into the electric vehicle arena with the introduction of the Mahindra XUV e8. Building on the success of the XUV700, this electric SUV is anticipated to launch in 2024. In this article, we’ll talk about the upcoming Mahindra XUV.e8 which will replace the current-gen XUV700 SUV.
Sleek Design with Electric Elegance
The XUV e8 inherits the sleek design elements from its predecessor, the XUV700. However, being an electric vehicle, it introduces unique and distinctive elements to its design. The front of the vehicle features a closed grille, full-width LED lights, and a bumper, signalling its electric identity. Bumper-mounted headlamps add to the vehicle’s modern aesthetic. The rear design mirrors that of the XUV700 is complemented by a split tail lamp design and a roof-mounted spoiler, matching style with aerodynamic efficiency.
Powerful Performance with Sustainability
|Single motor RWD, Dual motor AWD
|Regenerative braking system, Drive mode selector, Digital instrument cluster
Despite being an electric SUV, the XUV e8 promises a formidable combination of power and performance. It will come equipped with a substantial 60 kWh battery and boasts an impressive range of 450 km which ensures a seamless and sustainable driving experience. Buyers will have the option to choose between a single-motor rear-wheel-drive or a dual-motor all-wheel-drive configuration. The RWD version delivers 285 PS while the AWD option ramps up the power to 394 PS. Notable features include a regenerative braking system, drive mode selector, and a digital instrument cluster, adding a technological edge to the driving experience.
Price and Anticipated Launch
While Mahindra has not officially disclosed the launch date for the XUV e8, industry estimates suggest a debut in India in 2024. Regarding the pricing, the electric SUV will hit the market with an ex-showroom price tag of approximately Rs. 35 lakh. It is positioned to compete with electric counterparts like the Tata Harrier.ev, MG ZS EV, and Hyundai Kona Electric and is poised to carve its niche in the evolving electric vehicle landscape.