Mahindra’s own SsangYong released the teaser image of the first-all electrical SUV E100 (Tivoli EV). The new Electric SUV model was unveiled at the Auto Expo 2020 and shared a few equipment and features. The new model is first launched in Korea and will be a left-hand drive configuration compared to the right-hand drive style of Mahindra eXUV300. Whether the E100 is a sub-4 meter SUV or a larger model remains to be verified. As regards design, similarities are evident from the teaser image between E100 and eXUV300. On the SsangYong E100, the only big difference is the twist-covered closed-off grille, headlight, and light fog. The company has not declared any technical information on the E100 EV. Mahindra Electric Scalable and Modular Architecture (MESMA) platform are expected to support the eXUV 300.
The Mahindra eXUV300 engine would possibly be shared from the SsangYong E100 electric SUV. A 380V motor that provides a higher electric range could be offered for the SUV. Additionally, two battery pack options are provided in the eXUV300. Although there are no precise details given, it is expected that the SsangYong EV SUV would share the Mahindra eXUV300 with its drivetrain. The latter comes with a 350V electric drive system and a more powerful 380V drive that will enter the range later.
The Mahindra eXUV300 SUV will be released in 2021 in India. The first model to be made on the MESMA platform would allow for a low gravity center and maximum cabin space for placing the battery pack of lithium and ion on the floor. The new Mahindra electric SUV comes with standard battery options of 40 kWh and 60 kWh.
Almost similar drivetrain offerings with a range of about 400 km on a single charge in the SsangYong E100 can be expected. Mahindra is pursuing investors in SsangYong, and it has publicly confirmed that no new investment would be taken in its loss-making Korean unit lately.