Car lovers are waiting eagerly for the launch of Mahindra eKUV 100 this year. The wait will finally end in the next quarter, probably between April – June. The CEO and Managing director of Mahindra and Mahindra revealed the details at a recent event. According to him, the eKUV will cost around Rs 9 lakhs. The e-KUV will be highly similar to the regular KUV 100.
If you are wondering about the affordability, then there are chances that e-KUV becomes the world’s most affordable SUV.
There will be minor changes on the production-spec version of the e-KUV. New features may include reworked headlamps, bright lens taillights with chrome bezels and a revised grille. There will be the inclusion of a new 15-inch alloy wheel, a faux skids plate with a brushed aluminium finish.
You will also be offered features like remote diagnostics, smartphone connectivity, cabin pre-cooling, location tracking, monitoring of battery status and driving patterns.
Car lovers may get a little disappointed as the interior will see no changes at all. But some good news is also there who loves to go digital in the car. There may be a digital instrument console as well as a more extensive infotainment system.
A 40 kW electric that belts out approximately 53 bhp and 120 Nm of peak torque will power up the e-KUV 100. The battery will be a 15.9kWh lithium-ion one. The battery is expected to deliver a range of 120 km once you charge it fully.
Already the price of this electric vehicle is quite low. Also, one can expect the price to drop further low because of your location in a particular state. The state government may also provide some incentives on this model.
After e-KUV launch, Mahindra and Mahindra will focus on XUV300 electric, and the Ford Aspire based Sedan (Mahindra –Sedan joint venture).
The Mahindra e-KUV 100 will compete against Tata Tigor EV. Both of them has the same price level.