Being showcased at the Auto Expo 2018, the eKUV100 has been recently announced to be the next new electric vehicle of Mahindra launched in the middle of 2019 by Mahindra.
Mahindra & Mahindra has currently confirmed to launch the next electric vehicle which is KUV100 electric version in the domestic market by mid-2019. Being showcased for the first time at Auto Expo 2018 among a host of other EVs from Mahindra Electric, the eKUV100 concept is likely to share the similar look to the standard KUV100 besides the small changes.
eKUV100 will be launched sometime in the middle of 2019
Before being introduced at the Auto Expo 2018, Pawan Goenka, managing director, Mahindra & Mahindra, had stated at the announcement of the company's Q2 results for FY2019,
"We have the eKUV launch around the middle of next year and we will introduce the electric version of the S201 in the first or second quarter of the calendar year 2020."
As for the exterior, the eKUV100 will feature a large plastic panel in the large air dam which is seen in the regular hatchback. Additionally, it also offers a fully enclosed six-slat grille as well as projector headlamps with blue highlights. On the side profile, the electric version also looks similar to the regular hatchback except for the “+ME” badging on the place of the front fender. In the rear side, while the tailpipe has been omitted, the tailgate will get a grey colour.
The upcoming electric KUV100 will offer a similar look to the regular hatchback
In terms of the interiors, eKUV will own an identical appearance to that of the standard KUV100. The eKUV100 is likely to be offered with a host of connectivity options which were present in the model showcased at the Auto Expo 2018 such as
User's driving pattern
Last year, Mahindra has revealed to develop highly efficient electric powertrains and work on high-density batteries. The power outputs are expected to range from 90 to 165kW which equals to 120 to 204hp. In their statement, it was also indicated that the electrified version of the KUV100 hatchback was likely to range from 350km under the EPA’s (Environmental Protection Agency) testing cycle.
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