Electric Vehicles

2024 Mahindra XUV700 electric spotted again, new details revealed

Written by Nizam Shaikh

In the recent past, Mahindra revealed that the company will be launching a slew of electric SUVs in the Indian market. The brand is focussing on premium electric SUVs and also revealed them in the concept form. Now, a test mule of the fully-electric Mahindra XUV700 has been spotted testing under camouflage covers.

The Mahindra XUV700 electric test mule reveals its exterior to some extent. The electric SUV is likely to be based on the ICE XUV700. This will not only save a great deal of development time but also streamline the production of the vehicle. The company will also benefit from the production cost as the electric version XUV700 as the body panels are likely to be shared.

What’s New on the Mahindra XUV700 Electric?

According to spy shots, the Mahindra XUV700 electric is likely to come with a redesigned front fascia. The front fascia on the electric version is likely to come with a blanked-off grille and revised light signatures. This could include a full-width lightbar and new headlamps. In addition to this, the Mahindra XUV700 electric is also likely to come with a connected LED lightbar on the rear. However, the taillamp looks similar to the ICE version of the XUV700. The electric SUVs profile silhouette appears similar to the ICE version leading us to believe that the car will use the same body.

Mahindra XUV700 Electric Powertrain?

Powering the Mahindra XUV700 electric is likely to come with a single motor configuration with a front wheel drive. Higher-spec models are likely to come with a dual-motor all–wheel drive setup. However, the power output of the electric motors are unknown. But, speculations are that the single motor XUV700 EV will come with a 60 kWh battery pack and the dual-motor AWD XUV700 EV is likely to come with 80 kWh battery pack. Expect the large EV to return a range of 400-450 km on a single charge.

Mahindra is likely to name the XUV700 electric the “XUV.e8”. The Mahindra XUV.e8 is likely to compete with Tata Motors’ upcoming Harrier EV and Safari EV.

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