Mahindra XUV700 Electric SUV (XUVe.8) – Top 7 Things To Know

Mahindra XUV700 Electric SUV (XUVe.8) - Top 7 Things To Know

The new XUV700 EV will be launched in the country next year and was first showcased by the brand last year

With electric vehicles now getting extremely popular in the country, a number of manufacturers including Mahindra are working on expanding their electric portfolio. Mahindra showcased as many as five new upcoming electric SUVs last year. This new range comes under two new sub brands – XUV.e and BE. Having said this, the Indian carmaker will soon be launching the new XUV700 EV (XUVe.8) in the country and here are the top 7 things you should know about this upcoming Tata Harrier EV-rivalling electric SUV in India.

Mahindra XUV700 Electric SUV (XUVe.8)

For starters, the new Mahindra XUV700 EV is likely to be called the XUVe.8 and is currently being tested ahead of the launch next year. This new SUV will be underpinned by a brand new born electric architecture which is being co-developed by Mahindra and VW. This new skateboard platform will be utilised in a number of other electric SUVs which will soon be launched in the market. To be called the INGLO modular platform, this new skateboard architecture will support multiple body styles, wheelbase, track dimensions, powertrain configurations and AWD as well as RWD systems.

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In addition to this, the XUVe.8 SUVs will also use the same battery packs that will be used in other Mahindra EVs. For those wondering, Mahindra is working on two different cell architectures – Prismatic (for the smaller battery capacity) and Blade (for the larger battery capacity). Speaking of the battery pack, the new Mahindra XUV700 electric SUV is likely to be offered with an 80 kWh battery pack.

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On the design front, the new XUV700 EV (XUVe.8) will be largely similar to the standard ICE version of the SUV save for a few changes including a closed front grille, bumper-mounted headlights, full-width LED light bars, new alloy wheels, updated rear profile, and new colour options. Inside, it will continue to be offered with a similar dashboard layout and cabin. Unlike the other upcoming electric SUVs in the brand’s lineup, the XUVe.8 will offer a simple and subtle design. For a quick comparison, the new XUVe.8 concept measures 4740mm in length, 1900mm in width and 1760mm in height. The wheelbase on the other hand measures 2762mm.

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The ICE version on the other hand is 45 mm shorter, and 10 mm slimmer while the height is measured at 1755 mm. Reports also suggest that the new Mahindra XUV700 EV will be offered with a dual-motor setup with an AWD system as standard. This system is likely to deliver a peak power output of around 300 bhp. The brand might also offer a single-motor, RWD powertrain with the lower versions of the SUV. More details including range and charging options are yet to be shared by the brand.

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Nitin Kadian

Nitin Kadian

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An engineer by education and a motorhead by heart, he loves spending time behind the wheels. In the age of SUVs and crossovers, he still adores old-school low-slung sedans and drools over the Mustang '69.